Demonstrating the down sides of slow laggy internet connections Swedish provider ume.net has carried out an experiment most interesting. Curious about the effects of lag on living creatures une.net concocted an amazingly effective experiment using an Oculus Rift headset, camera and lag inducing computer power.
Four volunteers took turns being subjected to a life where you sensors are seconds behind the real world. The lag was so disrupting that it often made the subjects feel completely disconnected from reality, even though they were only a few seconds behind the rest of the world.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the world put on a few second delay, living in the past has never been so hilarious. Sit back, relax and try not to compensate, it will only make the sensation worse.
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At a suburban mall in Russia this week one group of friends got far more than they bargained for when pranking one of their own. Giving him a shove just at the moment he goes over the top in the roller coaster VR may have seemed to be pure prank genius but the reaction was far better than anyone could have anticipated.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is evidence of the power of virtual reality, especially in that moment when the brain is unsure which is the real reality and which is the virtual. Sit back, relax and remember to never believe your eyes.
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Facebook declared a virtual reality war this week with the announcement that it has purchased Oculus and their Rift VR headset for $2 billion in cash and shares. With Sony recently announcing its Project Morpheus VR headset for the PS4 the scene has been set for the battle to control virtual reality.
Taking 3D to the extreme the latest generation VR headsets are able to immerse you in an experience so deeply that it will make you weak at the knees. Unlike 3D glasses the Rift and Morpheus fill your vision and are interactive, your movements and actions are also part of the virtual world it takes you too. Seriously this shit will make you fall over and reach for the barf bag it’s so intense.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is a specially prepared selection of VR videos. The reaction to Oculus videos are plain hilarious, while the game demo’s are just plain impressive. Sit back, relax and let the VR headset do all the work for you.
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