The organizers of Ugandan online gaming community GamersNights got themselves a set of the hardware last week, and were in the process of filming a new episode of their online show when they decided to give their security guard a go. His reaction is a testament to just how real virtual reality can feel.
This demo is what he was seeing, incidentally:
The overwhelmed security guard isn’t the only one who’s reaction to the Rift has propelled them to minor Internet stardom; one YouTuber’s dad recently found the technology profanity-worthy, and the webseries Elders React by the Fine Bros also has showcased the older generation responding with equal parts suspicion and amazement.
If you’re dying to give the technology a go, but don’t have the $350 for the development kit, then help is at hand: a Kickstarter project is offering the same virtual reality experience for just $45—by strapping an iPad to your face.