guest post by Burstein!
Ladies and Gentlemen, from the brilliant minds of MIT Media Lab, we give you The WoW (World of Warcraft) Pod! The WoW Pod is an environment that is specifically designed for the advanced WoW player that will “provide and anticipate all life needs.”
Inside, the gamer finds him/herself comfortable seated in front of the computer screen with easy-to-reach water, pre-packaged food, and a toilet conveniently placed underneath his/her custom-built throne.
The WoW Pod is does a lot more than merely provide the gamer with water, food, and a toilet – it will provide you with cooked meals! The gamer selects their meal by scanning a packet of food. the game recognizes the meal, and then adjusts a hot plate to cook it at the right temperature. When the meal is done, the player’s avatar will announce it to the player, and the rest of the game-world, by bouncing joyfully and clapping.
The gamer who plays “Cavara”, a level 80 Dwarf Paladin, tested the WoW Pod and noted gleefully, “I think it is the best way to isolate yourself from reality for a good five days straight (giggle).”