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View-Master as VR headset

27 Mar

Ha!  Apparently Chris Hardwick and/or his writing team on Comedy Central’s @midnight had a similar reaction to the current Oculus Rift design as I did in yesterday’s post.  Hardwick opened last night’s show with a bit about Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus and then proceeded to show “what the new Facebook will look like”:

Chris Hardwick on @midnight

Chris Hardwick on @midnight

Here’s the full episode, if you want to check it out.

As a postscript, the View-Master is made by Fisher-Price.  I grew up near their headquarters and have a lifelong affection for Fisher-Price toys.  When I went to the website to see if they’re still making the View-Master, I was surprised to see some the cute new viewer designs. That Darth Vader mask is pretty cool for a wannabe Jedi youngling!

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