Earlier this year, we lamented the fact that there are few opportunities to invest in pure-play stocks for virtual reality companies at the moment. After all, 2016 saw an explosion in virtual reality (VR) with the release of the Oculus Rift and a host of other headsets. HTC Corp (TPE:2498) is probably the closest thing there is to a virtual reality stock since most of the competition is wrapped into mega-corporations or private startups.
Funding to VR and augmented reality startups hit an all-time high of $1.8 billion last year. Some market prognosticators are saying the AR/VR market could be worth upwards of $120 billion by the end of the decade. Who wouldn’t want to jump on that gravy train? That’s why when we got an email from a PR hack marketing consultant pushing Massachusetts-based Kopin Corp. (NASDAQ:KOPN), we weren't surprised that someone else was as intrigued as we were about a company that has been around for more than 30 years—25 trading on the NASDAQ—that ap