Monday, October 16, 2006 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Virtual Reality or Virtual Stupidity?

I love video games, and a future filled with virtual reality technologies gets me excited, but this is out of control. Toshiba apparently thinks that people want to wear a big space helmet like this to get a full 360-degree gaming experience. I doubt it. Wouldn't it get a little sweaty in there? Plus, how am I going a drink a beer with this thing on my head? (Somebody please tell me this is just a joke by Toshiba or another Internet hoax).

virtual reality helmut.jpg

(Note: Engadget has a caption contest going for this one).

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:52 AM | Generic Rant