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When First Person Perspective Is Getting You Down…Enter the Avatar Machine

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Found this on Gizmodo, by way of the wonderful

I’m also loving the text that accompanies the original post (re-posted here in its entirety)

Do you play so many video games that you feel weird walking around without being able to see yourself from a third-person perspective? If so, you need to uninstall World of Warcraft and reacquaint yourself with the sun and your peers. If that seems like too difficult a prospect to handle, you can always just get an Avatar Machine. This contraption for the antisocial and maladjusted allows you to stroll around the real world seeing yourself from a perspective you’re more used to, all while freaking out everyone around you. It’s all very depressing, but it’s your life. Or lack thereof.

But for a true out of body experience wear this suit while playing World of Warcraft or flying around Second Life. A third person perspective on first person action in a second life. Talk about consciousness going forth…

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Written by Jonathan Dunn

July 14, 2007 at 10:47 am

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