AMD has announced the acquisition of Nitero, a company that made a "phased-array beamforming millimeter wave" wireless chip for VR/AR headsets:
Nitero has designed a phased-array beamforming millimeter wave chip to address the challenges facing wireless VR and AR. Using high-performance 60 GHz wireless, this technology has the potential to enable multi-gigabit transmit performance with low latency in room-scale VR environments. The beamforming characteristics solve the requirement for line-of-sight associated with traditional high-frequency mm-wave systems, potentially eliminating wired VR headsets and enabling users to become more easily immersed in virtual and augmented worlds.
I'll say no thanks to a headset with cables connected to it. Those are for the early adopters.
Just put the computer on the person. Then the cable only has to run down your back, to a fanny pack or backpack or similar. You could even put it into a gun or shield.
Optical is another choice, but really, just wear the computer.
The computer adds to the weight and power consumption, although your backpack idea is a reality [soylentnews.org].
60 GHz is not so crazy [lightreading.com]. It is the high frequency band used in 802.11ad [wikipedia.org] (aka "WiGig"). It makes complete sense that your desktop would be in the same room as your VR headset.
If you use the wireless/optical solution instead of the wearable computer, then you can put as much power as you want at the computer/workstation end. Multiple big GPUs, enthusiast CPUs, R7s, Xeons, whatever. The wearable computer would need to be limited to a low TDP and performance to extend battery life.
Combine it with this [soylentnews.org]? The turbines could provide air flow and could run a generator set to provide power.
"How can we make jet packs more unsafe exciting for our customers?"
"Trick them into thinking they're in a fantasy world!"
"Brilliant! *sips whisky*"
Oh wait, you're talking about a power generation scheme. Sounds loud as fuck, 0/10 immersion broken.
You're still going to need serious batteries.
Receiving at a high rate will cost you power. Decompressing will cost you too.
Then there is the stuff you have in any case: light, pixels, etc. (shrinking the portion used by any computer)
(note that the summary also mentions using a phased-array system for 60 GHz)
Who ya gonna call? Facebook.