Every time we get a little glimpse of hope in humanity, we get hit with some Black Mirror type of shit like this and we feel like we’re living in the Twilight Zone again.
And in our latest edition of bozos making nonsense, we now have a video game…
That will literally murder you if you lose.
According to Forbes,Palmer Luckey, the original founder of Oculus VR who sold his company to Facebook, has created a custom VR (Virtual Reality) headset that will kill a player if they lose the game.
The device, titled OQPNVG, is in celebration of the anime series Sword Art Online. The plot of Sword Art Online revolves around a multiplayer online VR game, which is played with a headset called the “NerveGear.” Players are locked into the game and the NerveGear can’t be removed while the player is still online. It will also kill players who lose the game.
“Today is November 6th, 2022, the day of the SAO Incident. Thousands of VRMMORPG gamers were trapped by a mad scientist inside a death game that could only be escaped through completion.
If their hit points dropped to zero, their brain would be bombarded by extraordinarily powerful microwaves, supposedly killing the user.
The same would happen if anyone in the real world tampered with their NerveGear, the virtual reality head-mounted-display that transported their minds and souls to Aincrad, the primary setting of Sword Art Online.”
So, pretty much if you lose the game, your brain explodes… simple as that.
He admitted as well that he’s only halfway through with designing what he calls “NerveGear:”
“The good news is that we are halfway to making a true NerveGear. The bad news is that so far, I have only figured out the half that kills you. The perfect-VR half of the equation is still many years out.”
Luckily, no one is playing the game, including Luckey himself, so there are no casualties so far, but this is just an absolute mind-boggling and batshit insane concept to think about.
The concept of videogames with physical consequences as severe as death are a sci-fi staple, but seen as beyond the pale in real life. Given the popularity of motorsports, extreme athletics, etc: Why?