Any online gamer can tell you that lag is the fastest and most frustrating way to go from a righteous killing spree to getting teabagged by a swarm of demons, but what if this terrible affliction affected people in real life?
Swedish utility provider Umeå Energi played around with this notion in a new ad for its fiber-optic internet service. Four volunteers, equipped with Oculus Rift headsets, go about their daily lives, only with a slight delay fed to them by the VR headsets. The Rifts used in the ad are outfitted with forward-facing cameras that feed laggy video into each wearer’s eyepieces. Activities like table tennis, making eggs, and taking a dance class all become comically difficult with this real world lag.
You may laugh now, but this could be your future when a buggy firmware update for your bionic eyes in 2064 causes the world to glitch out.