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Apr. 21 2009 - 10:21 am | 865 views | 0 recommendations | 1 comment

‘World of Warcraft’ Pod May Prove to be the End of Mankind

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Looking at the diagram, are you grasping just what this is?

It’s an all purpose living space for the die-hard World of Warcraft player. And I say “die-hard” quite literally here, because if you own one of these things, you will most likely end up dead in it.

The WoW pod has everything you need to survive, a kitchen, a toilet and of course, a computer with digital surround sound. So you can literally make Macaroni and Cheese, take a dump and go on a raid ALL AT THE SAME TIME. It’s like a perverted version of hell heaven!

wow-pod2The pod was designed by artists Cati Vaucelle and Shada Jahn, partially built with a grant from MIT, who should probably be giving out grants for Mars rockets or hydrogen cells or something rather than this. But nope, I guess the project really “speaks to our culture” and it’s currently on display at the MIT museum.

Billed as an “immersive architectural solution for the advanced World of Warcraft player that provides and anticipates all of life’s needs”, it was created to question “the inducement of pleasure, fantasy fulfilment and the mediation of intimacy in a socially-networked gaming paradigm such as World of Warcraft”.

Really, “pleasure, fantasy fulfillment and the mediation of intimacy”? Also know as “eating, gaming and sh*tting.” I swear if these things ever get mass produced, Korea, Japan, and pockets of the US and Europe will be dead within a month. But hey, at least they’ll die happy.

[source Kotaku]


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