Check Out These Elders' Awestruck Reaction to Experiencing Virtual Reality For the First Time: VIDEO

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With practical and convincing virtual reality devices having emerged on the scene in just the past couple of years, the whole concept of VR continues to awe even the youngest and most tech-savvy among us.

And so it's no surprise that these folks who grew up with rotary phones and black and white televisions are completely stunned, baffled, (and occasionally terrified) when they put on an Oculus Rift headset and are instantly transported to a Tuscan villa, an amusement park, and a horror house. 

"This is the damnest thing I've ever saw. Man, it was neat"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

 

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  1. What's so frequently overlooked in stories like these is that we "elders" have seen more technological advances in our lifetimes than any other generation in human written history.

    We invented the internet, the web, and almost all of the technology so many people in their 20s take for granted, even while they insult us as being too "old".

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 29, 2014 11:23:02 AM


  2. What if all the dumb older people who are almost always in a position to do the hiring just stopped hiring all the young people?

    Posted by: phil | Aug 29, 2014 11:26:24 AM


  3. I really don't get why the Oculus Rift is getting so much hype lately. Companies have been trying to market these same things for twenty years, and they always fail because they make people sick. People aren't going to change, so these will continue to fail in the market.

    Posted by: Merv | Aug 29, 2014 11:34:57 AM


  4. And then they threw up.

    Posted by: SeattleMike | Aug 29, 2014 11:55:29 AM


  5. Why would I want to watch Mormons experience virtual reality?

    Posted by: crispy | Aug 29, 2014 11:56:58 AM


  6. Best marketing ploy for virtual reality and the elders (as we're now called apparently): Strap on one of these visors and experience a world where you tell people get off your lawn, and they do!!!

    Posted by: BobN | Aug 29, 2014 11:58:38 AM


  7. Team gamers have been using headsets for a while since you can't get them all around a monitor easily.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 29, 2014 12:41:54 PM


  8. @BOBN - or a VR trip down to Denny's for a Moons over My Hammie™ sandwich on senior discount day, or a free Grand Slam on their birthday.

    Posted by: Vint | Aug 29, 2014 1:29:20 PM


  9. Elder Mike. Your generation never stops reminding my generation of all the grand things your generation has seen and experienced from music to technology.


    Posted by: Pat | Aug 29, 2014 3:25:59 PM


  10. Elder Mike. Your generation never stops reminding my generation of all the grand things your generation has seen and experienced from music to technology.


    Posted by: Pat | Aug 29, 2014 3:25:59 PM


  11. I don't get it. How is this any different from the way anyone, old or young, would react to seeing VR for the first time? I found it nauseating, 10 yrs ago in a research lab.

    Posted by: Dave | Aug 29, 2014 6:40:43 PM


  12. People should shut up about their age.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Aug 30, 2014 12:48:43 AM


  13. "Elders" grew up with rotary phones and black-and-white TVs. Therefore, they must not have color tVs and cell phones today? Because you never experience any technology beyond that with which you grew up? Not really following the logic. I am pretty sure that some of these "elders" have kept up on the news or seen science fiction movies over the last 30 years and are familiar with the concept of VR.

    Posted by: Jen | Aug 31, 2014 1:49:14 PM


  14. I'm very happy to see the positive reaction from the older generation when they trying out the Oculus Rift. I have my utmost respect to them because what we enjoy today is due to their hardwork, suffering and tears. Imagine creating all those stuff without using "Google".

    Posted by: Danny | Sep 1, 2014 2:19:51 AM


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