Think You Could Beat the Guinness World Record For Time Spent in Virtual Reality?

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

A Californian gentleman has bagged himself a Guinness World Record for spending 25 hours using a single application in virtual reality. Derek Westerman, dressed rather fetchingly in a suit and tie, stuck his head into an HTC Vive for over a day, making virtual doodles using the excellent Tilt Brush app.

Westerman had obvious issues with his bodily functions, but also puked into a bucket just before the 17th hour mark and threw another wobbly four hours later, when he began to panic, crying out, "I don't know where I'm at!"

However, Westerman did get massages while he was completing the mission, and his minions made sure he was fed and hydrated throughout. "It seemed important to set an official Guinness record with our current 'excited-about-VR' climate, so we essentially had an official benchmark to beat," said Westerman, who’s now the official Guinness World Record holder for ‘Longest videogame marathon on a virtual reality game system’.

“My brain was tricked to sort of view the room itself as VR, and it felt strange,” he said after. “It felt uncanny. I’m still trying to process it to be honest, and I’m exhausted.”

Anyone reckon they could top that? [TechTimes]