David Pescovitz at 9:30 am Thu, Dec 13, 2012
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Stupid holodeck malfunctions.
Show it to me from another angle.
I wonder how many people trip over their feet in there. It must be pretty disorienting and “trippy”. (Fun! And… woozy?)
Very cool, but as Brainspore alludes to it will only work from the spot where the photo is taken (which I would assume is the entrance). I would love to see it from the other side.
We had the same carpet at my old school (http://mdm.gnwc.ca). After a while you kind of don’t notice it any more, but if you’re ever stumbling around in a semi-drunk Christmas party haze, the carpet suddenly becomes your worst enemy.
When I used to work at GNWC during prelaunch and Corhorts 1-2, I was always falling over and feeling nauseous from it. It was awful. Terrible, terrible carpet.
Another vortex carpet, or another picture of the same : http://www.moillusions.com/2011/09/illusion-carpet-in-the-game-store.html
A quick Google image search yields some pictures from other angles. Here is one http://www.egecarpets.com/Files/Billeder/Sidebilleder/Inspiration/Referencefotos/Commercial/commercial_carpet_025.jpg
That’s the same angle.
I haz a barfy.
It really could be a serious problem for someone with vertigo. Maybe they’re assuming that no one with that condition would be shopping for video games?
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