You won't be shocked to learn that watching Bernie Sanders shout about email is not virtual reality's killer app. I watched Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate on my Gear VR, using Next VR in the Oculus store, and the aesthetic experience was markedly worse than watching the debate on TV, like a normal person. I know this because I shifted back to plain old CNN several times -- when my Samsung Galaxy phone overheated, when the video froze, and when the novelty just plain wore off.