The only uncertainty now is peace. This essay, however, is about certainty. The certainty of memories. And the certainty that many of the men and women who figured in this past of mine are all gone. And with them as well is my youth, that unencumbered sense of idealism and bravado that once guided me through museums of peace and gardens of mothers swooning into the heavens as they cradled deaths and sufferings and monumental rendering of wars.
Reporters are a skeptical bunch, so it was unusual to hear so many of them raving about their firsthand experience with Apple’s next Big Thing: the high-priced headset called Vision Pro, a device infused with totally virtual reality as well as augmented reality that projects digital images on top of real-world settings.