There’s no way this ISN’T going to be the premise of a horror movie sometime soon.
Techies might recognize the name of Palmer Luckey. He founded the VR gaming company Oculus, and he claims to have developed hardware that could make someone’s gaming experience a true life-or-death ordeal.
Luckey explained that he has created a headset fitted with explosive charges, that detect and trigger the charges when a “Game Over” screen appears. He also went on to outline plans for a mechanism to prevent tampering and make it impossible for a user to take off the headset without detonating the explosives.
The idea of tying real life into virtual reality had always fascinated Luckey. It would instantly raise the stakes to the maximum level and make people fundamentally rethink how they interact with the virtual world and the other people in it.
Right now however it should be considered just a piece of office art, “a thought-provoking reminder of unexplored avenues in game design.”
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