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Screens around you show scenery going by at ten times the speed you're actually running.
This would be a virtual reality thingy with screens around
the treadmill projecting real time views of scenery going
by as if you
were really there. You could pick city streets, country
The trick is, you'd be able to adjust your actual to
perceived speed ratio. At one setting
for instance, if you
jogged at 5 miles per hour the scenes would go by at 50
miles per hour (because you're Superman). 10 mph = 100
mph. If you sped up or slowed down the scenes would
match your running only at an amplified rate. Running
from zero to 100 mph in about 6 seconds would be quite
I think the exciting sensation of running faster than you
would encourage you to push yourself even more. Turn
speed up and run around the San Francisco bay in less
7 minutes. Turn it up further and run coast to coast in an
hour. Ever run on a people mover? That's the sensation
Being able to pick from dozens of locations, you could go
on "Superman" running tours around the world.
A seven minute run around the bay
[doctorremulac3, Aug 04 2012]
A more rural run
You'd need to shoot these with a steadycam though. This example is annoyingly shaky. [doctorremulac3, Aug 04 2012]
Running at an incredible rate
From Dumb and Dumber [ytk, Aug 04 2012]
||Bun! [+] In fact, I rather imagine that two buns, pushed to this frenetic pace, would quickly burst into flames.
||+ For the link, and memories. Another + for the idea.
||Reminds me of that scene from Dumb and Dumber.