One of the toddlers falls instantly as the landscape moves for the first time. Then he tries to keep a distance from any sort of movement.
Technology has been developing fast. Years ago, 3D graphics was only seen on computer screens but today, it happens right in front of our eyes. From museums to theatres, everywhere people are offered a 360-degree immersive experience. It feels extremely real and makes us believe that we are actually experiencing it. In an adorable video posted on Reddit by u/tommos, three kids can be seen experiencing virtual reality, and their reaction is hilarious.
In the clip, three kids try to remain standing as the images in the immersive space keep moving. The scene is of a rocky landscape. One of the toddlers falls instantly as the landscape moves for the first time. Then he tries to keep a distance from any sort of movement and walks around carefully. A while later, when the interactive screen speeds up, two kids lose their balance and fall and turn to look at each other in utter confusion.
The video has about 14.4k upvotes on Reddit and is captioned, "Trying not to fall over in a 3D wrap-around visual booth." In a comment, reddit user u/KeifWellington22 explained what exactly happened with the kids: "Your eyes mess with your balance you try to take the visual information and process it before your inner ear which in this case isn't being activated so the eyes cause the body to react to a stimulus that isn't actually affecting the inner ear."
Another user, u/0LucidMoon0, wrote, "That's just the brain showing its pattern recognition skills. Just like how you can look at optical illusions and see movement in a static image. Here, their brains are processing acceleration in a moving image with no mass. There would probably be more reason for concern if they didn't react at all in this scenario."
u/philiosopherDon0001 shared, "The first time I was playing around with my VR headset, I fell sideways out of my chair. Using the mouse/keyboard to move around is weird. Turns out that your visual input will completely override every other input." u/A_Specific_Hippo said, "I act the same in a VR headset. My husband says I 'wibble wobble' around. My brain knows to keep my feet firmly attached to the ground and keep a strong stance with the legs, but the hips and up did not get the memo, so my upper body is all over the place."
When adults feel dizzy while experiencing virtual reality spaces, it is quite understandable that children would find it hard to have a footing.
Trying not to fall over in a 3D wrap around visual booth pic.twitter.com/NCY7LbeP7f— Interesting Videos (@EngagingVids) April 10, 2023
For the older generation also, technology is something that they are still trying to understand. In another video posted on Reddit, a grandpa was shocked to learn about the 3D printer and how it works.
The grandson tells his grandfather that the thing in front of him is a 3D printer and gives him a thing that was made with the printer. He tells him, "Take it and feel it." Sam then shows him how the machine works. "It takes the plastic in here, comes out, and then melts it," the grandson tells him. After this, he shows him on the computer what the 3D printer is making then.
He even tells him that the thing he is holding is made of sugarcane and there is no oil in it. The grandpa exclaims, "I can't believe that." The video ends with Kenny asking his grandson, "Should I ask you a question?" Pointing at the thing he is holding in his hand, he asks, "Can I buy this from you?" Sam tells him that he can just keep it, saying: "The material that was made was for just two cents."
The video is proof of how fast technology is developing and there is so much for people to catch up. However, the reaction of people experiencing a new technology for the first time is hilarious.