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Japanese Media Vehicle is Virtual Reality in a Capsule

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This “media vehicle,” recently shown at an IT exhibition in Tokyo, looks like something out of Ghost in the Shell and is the coolest thing I've seen all day.

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Riders enter the vehicle by popping open the top and entering what looks like a futuristic cockpit. A large spherical display covers the upper body while a bottom area allows your legs to move freely on a special track.

Illustration for article titled Japanese Media Vehicle is Virtual Reality in a Capsule
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Illustration for article titled Japanese Media Vehicle is Virtual Reality in a Capsule
Illustration for article titled Japanese Media Vehicle is Virtual Reality in a Capsule
Illustration for article titled Japanese Media Vehicle is Virtual Reality in a Capsule

The machine, which is a prototype, can only handle a weight of up to 60kg (132 pounds). According to the reporter, being inside felt like living in a large video game. Uh, where can I sign up to try this thing out? [Robot Impress]

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