Cyborg Dating is the latest in augmented reality social experiments

New virtual reality experiences are being developed every day. And if you’re looking for an interesting date idea, you may want to check out Cyborg Dating.

Cyborg Dating isn’t actually a date with a cyborg (though it may be difficult to tell the difference these days), but it is a potentially fun and thought-provoking activity. Visitors of Utrecht’s Impakt Festival in the Netherlands recently had the opportunity to test the new technology.

In the activity, one partner wears Google Cardboard and takes a walk through a virtual forest, armed with a general direction of where they need to go. The other partner helps guide them by hand so that they do not stumble into obstacles or city traffic. Along the way, both participants are informed about how the date is going. They are given suggestions of what to say, the ability to give gifts and can share a picnic basket. There’s even an opportunity to switch to night time mode and encourage the date to end romantically.

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