Could virtual reality be the future for rollercoaster rides? | The Economist

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Could Virtual reality be the future for rollercoaster rides? Passengers are taken into a virtual world, wearing VR headsets while on a ride. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The virtual reality ride faced a real challenge: how to stop passengers feeling sick? Any difference between what a passenger sees and feels can increase feelings of nausea. So motion sensors were used to build a precise 3D map of the ride allowing VR artists to create a journey that fits every movement of the rollercoaster. Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6 Follow us on Medium: https://medium.com/@the_economist
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2017-08-17 09:30:58
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