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/):
Like Madonna said: Strike a pose! I 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/)
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…)
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:
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.