I played ‘tag’ using a fake VR headset and I feel like such an idiot

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Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

That’s my takeaway after playing a game of “tag” while wearing a head-mounted display at SXSW. I was at Sony’s “Wow Factory” exhibit where the company demos research prototypes and other bleeding edge tech. There, in the back of the room, was a demo called “Superception,” which was basically a bizarre and extremely cringeworthy game of tag.

Along with three other participants, I donned a colored vest and some kind of mobile video display headset equipped with a camera (there were no cables, thankfully) which allows you to see the surrounding area. After getting accustomed to how depth perception works (spoiler: it doesn’t), the view switches to a split-screen view of four boxes (much like the split-screen view while playing console games). …

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