Yes, it is April the 1st. Yes, this is one of Google’s April Fool’s day pranks.
Surprisingly, it doesn’t look as ridiculous to me as does the image below taken of an audience wearing the Oculus Rift headset.
It’s probably best summed up by this comment from Matthew Humphries;
Almost like intensive farming, only with humans hooked into a virtual world.
Unfortunately, reality, not an April Fool’s Day joke.
I don’t know about you, but I just can’t see this catching on to the extent that some of the pundits are suggesting. I certainly don’t want to be restrained in a headset device like this to experience virtual reality. Call me old fashioned, but give me unrestrained real world experiences any day of the week.
Enjoy the weekend. Head outdoors, appreciate the world we live in, headset free. 😉