The headset is inspired by the popular anime and book series Sword Art Online (SAO). In this series, participants are trapped in a lifelike VR combat simulator where if they are killed in the game, they also die in reality.
How a VR headset from the creator of Oculus will kill you
“Today is November 6, 2022, the day of the SAO incident. Thousands of VRMMORPG gamers have been trapped by a mad scientist in a death game that can only be escaped by completing it. If their hit points drop to zero, their brain will be bombarded by extraordinarily powerful microwaves, killing the user,” the Oculus creator wrote in his letter. Blog post.
To commemorate the day of the SAO incident (November 6, 2022), Lucky posted a blog to describe his killer VR headset comparing it to Nervegear, but it’s currently “a piece of office art”. Ultimately, Lucky hopes, “this is the first non-fictional example of a VR device that can actually kill the user.”
The creator of Oculus explained that he used “Three explosive charge modules I usually use for a different project, strapped to a narrow-band photosensor that can detect when the screen flashes red at a certain frequency, the developer’s game-over integration is pretty simple. When the appropriate game-over screen is displayed, the charge fires, instantly destroying the user’s brain.