Yes, it’s finally arrived, a gadget that avid virtual reality gamers won’t want to be without!
A virtual reality headset designed to actually kill the wearer if they lose the game.
After all where’s the fun if there’s no actual risk involved?
Yes, it’s all true.
Palmer Luckey, a leader in virtual reality and founder of Oculus, better now known as an offshoot of Facebook’s Meta, has created a VR headset that will actually kill the user if they die whilst playing the game.
Wearing the NeveGear headset, players of the game Sword Art Online, based on the Japanese anime and novel of the same name must fight their way through a 100-floor dungeon to escape a mad scientist’s virtual world.
The device is connected to three explosive charge modules above the screen that are aimed at the players forehead.
When the appropriate game-over screen is displayed, the charges fire, instantly destroying the brain of the user.
Sounds like fun!
The good news is that right now the headset is not available to buy as the inventor is still playing around with the device to see if he can come up with one that includes an anti-tampering device that users would be unable to remove or destroy.
Sounds to me that the mad scientist is already here!
In the second hour we left the future behind and retreated into the past with Billericay based historian, Margaret Mills to look at a very unorthodox military detachment based in Rochford during the Napoleonic wars.
Listen again here to what Margaret had to say about this extraordinary group of men: –
All being well I hope to see you again next week,