Stupid Pictures Promoting Virtual Reality

I know, this is off-topic, but I need to get this off my chest!

I swear I am going to create a blog just to showcase the incredibly stupid pictures that news organizations use to illustrate their stories on virtual reality! Here’s the latest one I found (from https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607956/virtual-realitys-missing-element-other-people/):

Stupid Pictures Promoting Virtual Reality

Like Madonna said: Strike a poseI have no idea what the guy in the back with the long hair is doing…

And then there’s this one. Who the hell puts bling on their VR headset?!?? (http://fortune.com/2017/09/29/mastercard-swarovski-virtual-reality/)

Bling on a VR headset.png

But my all-time favourite stupid VR photo is this one…. I keep seeing this same stock photo of a girl on a bicycle wearing a VR headset, over and over again on different news articles about virtual reality. Yes, let’s go for a bike ride while our vision is totally blocked by a VR headset! Talk about a set-up that will lead you straight to the hospital emergency room! (http://www.thedrum.com/…/chinas-retailers-lead-augmented-an…)

VR headset on a bicycle 12 Sept 2017.png

UPDATE 12:25 p.m.: I actually discovered the source of this last image, on the free photos website Pixabay!

….and all of this stupidity suddenly reminded me of my all-time-favourite stupid book cover of the past decade:

My vote for stupidest book cover of the decade.

Let me ask you: what so what does this woman think she’s doing in virtual reality? It doesn’t help that the book title is a not-so-subtle pun.

 

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