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Youtuber spends 25 hours in Virtual Reality application Tilt Brush to achieve a Guinness world record.

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 Youtuber spends 25 hours in Virtual Reality application Tilt Brush to achieve a Guinness world record.
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Youtuber spends 25 hours in Virtual Reality to achieve a Guinness world record.

The Guiness World Records have always seemed a bit silly, haven’t they? They’re an organisation set up to record the bizarre, odd and extraordinary stunts people will attempt for their moment in the spotlight.

Alongside the interesting “Worlds Tallest Man” and the odd “The most spears caught from a spear gun underwater from a 2-meter distance in one minute” there’s now a virtual reality entry, the books first.

Youtuber Derek Western from Super Deluxe, a group aiming to make “Funny and smart videos from funny and smart weirdos who are probably a lot like you” strapped on his HTC Vive and spent 25 hours inside TiltBrush.

The stunt went ahead on April 7th and Derek is now the proud owner of the Guiness World Record for the longest continuous virtual reality session.

Consumer VR has only been around for a month or so, but with the buzz surrounding virtual reality right now it’s not really surprising that a record was set in VR as consumers and enthusiasts alike are pushing the hardware further than it may have been pushed before.

Maybe 25 hours in virtual reality appeals, but bear in mind Derek was stuck in Tilt Brush for the entire 25 hours, stuck only with the grey void and the objects he could create within it for company.

I’d love to see a video of what he made in there. Oh wait, they’re Youtubers so there’s a 4 minute video showing a neat slice of what it was like.

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