Watch LG Use IPS Displays to Trick Elevator Passengers Into Thinking They're About to Die

There's nothing quite like a good prank, and what prank is better than convincing innocent people that they are about to meet their bitter, messy end? That's the path LG went down for this ad, where they use IPS displays to fool people—however briefly—that an elevator's floor is falling out from beneath them.


Presumably these are all random, innocent people, but it's an ad so you can be skeptical if you like. Regardless of what it may or may not say about how lifelike LG's IPS displays are, it's a pretty good trick and it's fun to see people yelp and grab for the railing. I'm just glad I never set foot in there. That's a particularly nagging fear of mine and I'm pretty sure I would wet myself on the spot. Who knows how those displays would fare then. [YouTube via The Next Web]

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Some youtube commenters pointed out that there are green screen artifacts throughout the video. If you are going to make a commercial like this, at least go through with it and make it real.

Also as others have mentioned, they would need some really advanced head tracking technology to make it look real to the people in the elevator.