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Oculus VR CTO John Carmack Officially Leaves Id Software

John Carmack, the game developer who co-founded Id Software, has officially left his post as a technical adviser at Id. In August, Carmack joined virtual reality startup Oculus VR as CTO. Id confirmed the move to Gamasutra. In a tweet today, Carmack said dividing his focus between his two jobs was “challenging.”

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik