Lag In Real Life: An OCULUS RIFT Experiment
By Armi Dimaranan on April 30, 2014
If there’s one thing that absolutely makes me nerd rage, it’s lag, a gamer’s worst nightmare. Unluckily for four volunteers, Swedish internet service provider UME.net made that nightmare a reality in an experiment dubbed “Living With Lag.”
The experiment demonstrates the trouble people face if lag occurred in real life. In the video below, the volunteers are outfitted with an Oculus Rift that has a delay of one-third of a second or a full three seconds and given different tasks to perform, such as playing ping pong, cooking, and dancing. The results of their attempted actions are nothing surprising but still hilarious, especially if you’ve ever used a dial-up connection and understand the pain that came with waiting for an image to load.
Take a look at the agony below:
I have to admit, that’s one clever campaign and one in which I hope I never have to live.