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Glasses Anglaises

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France? Perish the thought. Paris? Non.

If you find yourself, through inadvertency or necessity, in Paris, simply don MaxCo's stylish VR Glasses Anglais. The two miniature cameras will capture a stereoscopic view of your surroundings and, through the medium of software, an image will appear on the inbuilt screens before your eyes.

You will then be comforted by a reassuring view of a London street, carefully selected and modified to match your actual surroundings sufficiently to navigate and avoid obstacles.

MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 05 2012

They du... http://www.youtube....watch?v=ci-jxj54Qr8
[normzone, Jul 05 2012]

Une baguette Anglais http://www.scarleti...ages/bowler_hat.jpg
[ytk, Jul 05 2012]

The next step on from this... http://www.youtube....watch?v=h2OfQdYrHRs
...and the next step will be to create the illusion that all the food tastes bland and boiled to death [oscil8, Jul 07 2012]

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       I think the magic would be ruined if you were in any country that drives on the right, including France.
ytk, Jul 05 2012
  

       //country that drives on the right, including France.//   

       They WHAT??   

       [edit, having checked up on this]. *sigh*. We're just going to have to go over there and explain how things are done.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 05 2012
  

       Also, it might be a bit weird seeing a bunch of people standing around pissing into a telephone box.
ytk, Jul 05 2012
  

       Marvelleux, i would love these for my forthcoming trip!   

       How would it render a man walking along carrying a baguette under his arm I wonder?   

       I am sure some clever image matching algorithm could crawl google earth and find matches for most places in each country, from capital city centres to rural back lanes and farm entrances.   

       //it might be a bit weird seeing a bunch of people standing around pissing into a telephone box// I thought that was normal in London?
pocmloc, Jul 05 2012
  

       //a bit weird seeing a bunch of people standing around pissing into a telephone box.// Depends on what part of London is being overdubbed. However, in practice it would replace the crude gallic sorts with pleasant English types, queing in an orderly manner to use the telephone apparatus.   

       //How would it render a man walking along carrying a baguette under his arm I wonder?// Clearly, it would superimposit a bowler hatted chap with an umbrella, tightly furled in the English manner, under his arm.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 05 2012
  

       What about the smell ?   

       // a bunch of people ... pissing into a telephone box. I thought that was normal in London? //   

       No, the English form an orderly queue, and take their turn. The CrowdPissing thing is definitely a Continental affectation.
8th of 7, Jul 05 2012
  

       As a subject of Her Majesty, I can confirm that we are required to queue for syphoning the jolly old python even in the middle of a field. Jumping the queue is likely to encourage a raised eyebrow.
Ling, Jul 05 2012
  

       Only in your more genteel parts of the realm. Trying this in one of the more “working class” neighbourhoods is likely to elicit cries of “Oi!” and “Who you think y'are, mate, the bleedin' Queen?”
ytk, Jul 05 2012
  

       Baked. Welbutron. next please.
haywardt, Jul 06 2012
  

       I think the bigger issue is actually finding a phone box, barring that you could do what I saw some guy in Japan doing, pissing on a fence, which would have been fine if it wasn't a chain-link fence.   

       On a more serious note, this would go well with the Reverse-O-Screen what I had on here ages ago, a camera on the front of the car, showing a reversed image on a screen inside the car....
not_morrison_rm, Jul 07 2012
  

       //You will then be comforted by a reassuring view of a London street//   

       I would suggest this is how best to implement the eighth level of hell.
UnaBubba, Jul 07 2012
  

       [Ubie], fear not, we are working on regional versions of the software.   

       Australia is quite far down our list, but in the meantime you might want to try our beta-test Cardiff version. It will mask all of those bewildering horseless carriages and electric lights, and will overdub the French themselves with receptive sheep. If you don't mind carrying around a small bottle of cold urine to pour into your beer, the illusion will be near-perfect.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 07 2012
  
      
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