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VR stage fright training

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Using virtural reality scene of a mass of people watching the speaker, use it to help train the speaker to be able to speak and to not be afraid of how people see them.

The operator can adjust the mood of the crowd, from normal to "tomato throwing".

[[ edit ]] : also allow the operator to remotely operate a tomato launcher on exceptionally bad performance, and realisticly animated it on the VR headset of the user.

mofosyne, May 26 2011


       Add a modified tennis-ball practice thrower and a clay pigeon trap adapted to project a selection of non-harmful but unpleasant items,and we will award a bun.
8th of 7, May 26 2011

mofosyne, May 26 2011

8th of 7, May 26 2011

       I really think this would work wonders for the frightful if it includes high-def video and clear sound.
Voice, May 26 2011

       You may be right. Best include a paper bag in case of hyperventilation, and one of those no-training-required defibrillators.
8th of 7, May 26 2011

       Also useful for training bodyguards to pick out the hostile person in the crowd.
Voice, May 26 2011

       Could backfire spectacularly.
pocmloc, May 26 2011

       Alternatively, you could have the speaker wear the VR headset while giving the actual speech, set to make it appear the hall is empty.
tatterdemalion, May 26 2011

       //non-harmful but unpleasant items,// Shoes. Obviously shoes.   

       Could be used to replicate the Windmill Theater, which Barry Cryer described as excellent training for a standup comic because the audience was absolutely stone-faced, and never laughed at anything (they were only there for the pornography).
mouseposture, May 26 2011

       I think I saw an early prototype of this in the movie "Pick of Destiny"
CyberCod, May 27 2011

       It could also be used to train people for stardom by having it throw underwear and phone numbers at them.
Mony a Mickle, May 27 2011

       They've been using VR for years to deal with phobias, think of heights too. Instantly you're teleported to the top of the empire state building or bridge. Or inside an elevator for claustrophobes.   

       It works somewhat... depends on if the person can trick themselves into believing what they see.
metarinka, May 29 2011


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