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VR cliches exposed

by Critical Commons Manager

The cinematic VR genre was apparently already well established enough by 1992 to include this parodic scene with what appears to be a smell input as part of the head mounted display apparatus. This technology is also interestingly situated within a toy company that is developing war games to be used for real military applications. Virtual Reality had not yet reached saturation levels in the Hollywood imaginary (that would come just three years later), but audiences were already expected to recognize on screen HMDs and the humor of accidentally inserting an earphone in the nose of a player.

A virtual reality head mounted display appears to include input for smell

A comedic variant on the genre of VR HMD sequences for visceral stimulation and trivial entertainment

from Toys (1992)
Creator: Barry Levinson
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Posted by Critical Commons Manager