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Samsung has been making the rounds with its virtual reality roller coaster experience. I decided not to give it a try, but I wonder if this will make you feel sick?
The South Korean electronics giant showed off the VR roller coaster using a motion platform, a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone, and the Samsung Gear VR headsets at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco.
Samsung has actually partnered with Six Flags to create VR roller coaster experiences in theme parks. The planned rollercoaster will feature a 90-foot high and 45-foot in diameter giant loop, with trains that have speeds of 55 miles per hour. This sounds like something that might make me throw up even if it’s in VR — or maybe because it it’s in VR.
The people who “rode” the VR roller coaster at the Samsung event played along and raised their hands when they were going down hills, and they screamed with delight on cue. If anything, it looks like a lot of fun.
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