Published on May 2nd, 2014 | by Mick Brennan0
Friday Fix: What Its Like Living With Lag
Swedish Fiber broadband provider UME.net have performed an experiment where our volunteers got to experience the internet’s biggest disturbance in real life: lag. The ad, titled “Living with lag,” documents an experiment in which participants wore an Oculus Rift programmed with a three-second delay from camera to display feed and attempt simple games and every day tasks like ping pong, bowling, dancing or cooking — all of which are rendered surprisingly more difficult by lag.
The Oculus Rift has been making headlines as the most popular and advanced VR experience to date, and has been used in experiences including virtual horror experiences, video games, science experiments, drone piloting and creating entire virtual environments. Facebook purchased Oculus last month and plans to further the tech in the video-game realm, and expand it into the world of social media.