Samsung Put Me in an Absurd Hell Chamber of Virtual Reality Headsets

Samsung Put Me in an Absurd Hell Chamber of Virtual Reality Headsets

Today was weird. Samsung’s events are not something that usually fall under the definition of normal, but today was particularly crazy. See, I sat in a gigantic dark room filled with 5,000 other people while we watched the new Galaxy S7 phone being revealed—through a VR headset. It was terrifying and cool, but mostly terrifying.

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Here’s the thing: virtual reality is supposed to be something awesome, something outstanding, something I can brag about (“Hey I attended a press conference in VR today!”). The reality was embarrassment. We’re still trying to get beyond the whole VR is awesome just because concept.

Once you take away the cool factor, the woah-so-this-is-VR gasp, the fact is that I was surrounded by a…

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