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Apple Vision Pro ‘Black Mirror’ warning is unlocking a new fear in users

Harley Young

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Apple Vision Pro ‘Black Mirror’ warning is unlocking a new fear in users

Featured Image Credit: reddit.com/hasanahmad

A clip of an Apple Vision Pro user running into pop-up 'walls' in real life while out and about has got Redditors comparing the moment to something out of Netflix series Black Mirror.

Reddit users took to the app to call out the 'Black Mirror-like experience' after seeing the weird video surface on the app.

The video, which was posted to r/virtualreality last week, shows the headset user walking through Yebisu Garden Place Tower Sky Lounge in Tokyo.

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The pop-up took the user by surprise. Image: hasanahmad/Reddit
The pop-up took the user by surprise. Image: hasanahmad/Reddit

As they move from one section of the building to another, a screen stops them in their tracks, prompting them to log in to a public WiFi network in the area.

Clearly surprised by the alert, the Apple Vision Pro user quickly dismisses the screen and continues with their day, but the occurrence has left people wondering what other random pop-ups they might encounter while using the headset while out and about.

Watch the video on Reddit.

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One user commented: "That’s why you don’t walk around with your devices auto connecting to every other device it can find a signal from."

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Another added: "Imagine walking with vision pro and someone hacking/trolling by putting a jumpscare,' while a third joked, saying 'I would put open doorways on solid walls."

Other Redditors have since come up with more devilish ways to mess with headset users, some more dangerous than others.

One said they would put 'floor where there is void'. Perhaps a step too far? If you pardon the pun.

Another said: "Mixed reality haunted houses sounds devilishly awesome. "Everyone else can get a regular experience, but bring in a Q3/AVP/whatever and you get extra spooks."

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The user was just walking around an observation deck. Credit: hasanahmad/Reddit
The user was just walking around an observation deck. Credit: hasanahmad/Reddit

Others wondered whether the technology could introduce a whole new level of intrusive advertising, which could be a real pain for those just looking to enhance their daily experience.

"It’s only a matter of time before these things start popping up with advertisements, once you connect to random wifi." said one user, to which another replied: 'Don’t give them ideas.'

However, it might already be 'too late' for ideas, as ExchangeWire have claimed advertisers are already looking into the best ways to take advantage of the immersive equipment.

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According to studies by Unity, VR causes a 24% higher elevated heart rate, 44% more sweating and triple the type of muscle activation caused by smiling. Yikes.

How would you feel about using VR in your day-to-day life instead of just for gaming?

Topics: Technology, Apple, Black Mirror, Netflix, Film and TV

Harley Young
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