VR Fail: Singaporean Breaks TV While Demoing VR In Viral TikTok Video
Virtual reality (VR) has become a big buzzword as of late, with it being hailed as among the technologies that'll shape the future of human interaction in the metaverse. A quick trip to the internet, however, might be enough to tell you that the technology is probably not for everyone.
For TikTok user @huasze, things got a little too real in her VR experience, and it was all caught on camera. In the now viral clip, the Singaporean is seen throwing punches at her virtual opponent while demoing a VR boxing game in a Pico popup station at Suntec City mall. She gets so immersed in the game that she fails to realise she was moving closer and closer to the screen, which she would later punch and break.
"10/10 experience," she captioned in the less-than-30-second clip that was soundtracked by the song Oh No by rapper Kreepa.
As of writing, the clip has amassed close to 83,000 plays, with over 5,700 likes and 80 comments.
Many of the clip's commenters asked whether she had to pay for the TV or not, to which she replied that she didn't. She said the Pico staff were more concerned if she injured herself with the punch and said that such incidents happened often. She did say that she offered to pay for the TV, but the staff said it was fine.
One commenter even introduced themselves as Pico staff, asking permission if it was okay to share the clip on the company's Facebook page.
Others, meanwhile, poked fun at the situation with their own jokes. "Now that's what is known as a knockout," said one commenter. "Can we give a round of applause to the coach’s good pep talk," said another in reference to the VR user's friends who were pumping her up from the sideline.
For those unfamiliar, Pico is a VR startup that was acquired by TikTok parent company ByteDance in 2021. It develops and distributes what it touts as "all-in-one" VR headsets in markets like China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.S.
A now viral TikTok clip captures a Singaporean breaking a TV while demoing a VR headset at a mall.
Many of the clip's commenters asked whether she had to pay for the TV or not, to which she replied that she didn't.
The VR user said the staff at the public demo popup were more concerned if she injured herself with the punch and said that such incidents happened often.