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Addicted to Virtual Reality - Dangers of VR Addiction After First Use!

ConsumerWatch / Virtual Reality Feb 18, 2018 - 11:26 AM GMT



Samsung with their series of Gear VR headsets, typically for under £60, have made VR affordable to anyone with a high end Samsung smartphone. The key thing is the ease of use, just slot the phone into the headset and after a quick automated software install the user is immediately immersed in a surprisingly high resolution VR world.

However, what we may be seeing are the beginnings of a new addiction, one of the soon to be exploding epidemic of being addicted to exciting virtual reality fantasy worlds and impressive games rather than the far more mundane real world, and as this video illustrates the addiction can be near instantaneous, even after just the a few minutes of first use, so VR has a lot in common with many hard drugs!

Addicted to Virtual Reality - Dangers of VR Addiction After First Use!

So Parents definitely need to beware of the addictive nature of VR headsets, so use must be regulated. Similarly VR addiction is not limited to children but the risks are there across the age spectrum to the addictive nature of this emerging technology and to ensure everyone learns to regulate it's use. Else one could find oneself literally dropping out of real life!

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