Virtual Reality Should Really Be Called “This Thing That Will Scare The Crap Out Of You”.

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So when we were in Toronto a couple of weeks ago, I went to Fairview Mall because…well, because I was in Toronto. Anyway, Samsung had a booth in the middle of the mall showcasing their new phone ($1300?!?!) and its virtual reality features. This included a VR trial – they had a chair that moves, the good goggles with the speakers inside, the whole bit.
 
I’d never tried VR anything before, and there was no lineup, so I thought I’d give it a go.
 
First, had to sign a waiver. Why?? The girl who was setting me up didn’t have a straight answer. It was a very Trump-esque, meandering answer that included the words insurance, mall, liability, blah blah. Of course, I realized a few minutes later it was for the heart attack I was about to have.

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