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Virtual reality sometimes seems like magic. President Obama certainly seemed to think so this morning.

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Obama is at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Germany today, where he donned a set of VR googles alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And my, what fun they had.

You can imagine how the conversation may have played out.

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“Angela, have you tried these goggles? They are the shit.”

“Look, look Angela—there’s a virtual hand in front of my face!”

“No, Barack, you are confused. That is your own hand.”

“Oh. Dammit. Well, you should try them anyway.”

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“... really?”

“Barack, Barack! There’s a hand in front of my face!”

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[Quietly] “Shhh, lady just behind us, don’t tell her it’s my hand...

“Hahahahahaha. Let’s all buy an Oculus Rift for our teleconferences.”

Perhaps.