Oculus founder Palmer Luckey created a VR headset that will actually kill the user if they die in the game
The first ever killer virtual headset has arrived. Palmer Luckey, a leader in virtual reality and the founder of Oculus, created a VR headset that will actually kill the user if they die in the game.
Oculus VR Headset That Will Kill You
NY Post- The first ever killer virtual reality headset is here. Palmer Luckey, a leader in virtual reality and the founder of Oculus, better known now as a part of Facebook’s Meta, created a VR headset that will actually kill the user if they die in the game, Vice’s Motherboard reported.
Okay, aside from the blatant fact that Palmer Luckey may be a certified psychopath and this sounds like an episode of Black Mirror, I honestly don’t hate the idea. Being a marketing man and a noble click peddler, just think about the opportunity here for a minute. You have a video game, in Palmer’s case, Sword Art Online, that if you die in the game, you die in real life.
I guarantee MILLIONS tune in to that livestream.
Palmer outlined his entire vision here where basically, a user would put on the headset and if they fail to complete the game before running out of lives, your head gets microwaved and will explode.
I am well aware that this is the beginning of a very slippery slope, especially coming from Palmer, who is a Facebook Meta guy AND the founder of Anduril, which is a weapons contractor who has multiple large contracts with the United States Government. How he’s even able to create something like this and publicize it seems crazy, but hey, it’s 2022 and that’s just the world we live in these days unfortunately.
Creating devices like this feels like something from the Gladiator / Roman Empire days but that also means you are creating the greatest fighters on earth. Is it really worse than watching humans beat the living shit out of each other in a UFC Octagon? I would say no. To be clear, I do not think normal humans should be able to use this device but maybe we start out with prisoners on death row and take it from there.