Though demand is rising as virtual reality technology evolves, analysts agree that it's unlikely that most people will have setups in their homes in the next five years. For investors, the best course may be to focus on companies that are positioned to benefit from a coming VR boom and have businesses that can generate revenue in the meantime. These include semiconductor maker Advanced Micro Devices, which recently partnered with start-up Awesome Rocketship to create the VenueVR Gateway, a pod that incorporates both a headset and a motion-controlled platform to allow users to experience VR. The hope of companies like Awesome Rocketship, explains Galen, is that out-of-home offerings like VenueVR will be to virtual reality what nickelodeons were to film and television.