Virtual reality (VR) should be connecting people. It should be allowing best friends, separated by oceans, to stand face-to-face, shake hands, and enjoy each other’s company without barriers. Sadly, right now, there are plenty of those barriers to break down. The technology is viewed by some as isolated and cold, while the discussion of how to realistically interact with VR experiences seems destined to continue for some time. It’s going to years for VR to truly bring loved ones together without the frustrations of distance. Until then, developers are creating solutions to allow people to interact in meaningful, memorable ways that go beyond phone calls, texts and video messages. Starport is one such solution.