Augmented reality is a pretty cool thing. Using a screen to change our perception of reality is a pretty awesome responsibility, and left in the wrong hands, could produce something quite creepy. Like this guy.
Gizmodo reports on programmer Abhishek Singh, who took the scene from The Ring, the one where the creepy girl crawls out of a TV, and made it actually happen. Sounds cool, but it ruined the day for a bunch of people who saw it on Twitter.
— Abhishek (@shekitup) February 21, 2018
He left a bunch of freaked out viewers in the wake of his Tweet:
Thanks for the nightmares 🙁
— Unity (@unity3d) February 23, 2018
— James Basoo (@JBasoo) February 21, 2018
This should not exist. pic.twitter.com/uIGMunF19v
— Leonard Zakoor (@lz430) February 21, 2018
— Steven *insert slogan* (@steveo_1983) February 21, 2018
“Oh cool VR stuff! What is this, oh a TV heh the Ring scene… oh s… ” pic.twitter.com/GSkGvnDBF5
— Jens R (@Ohyran) February 22, 2018
Good for you. Now please don’t ever do that again.
— Robert Galvin (@regalvin) February 22, 2018
Singh uploaded a video of the reenactment to YouTube, in case you need to see it on a larger screen. Somehow, the ghoul is able to follow Singh around? That can’t be right. (Please, let this not be right).