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You Put on Your Helmet One Morning and Find Yourself Transformed Into a Monstrous ******?

Yes, I’ve heard rumors of bugs (lice) inside VR helmets (untrue!), but researchers in Spain are bloody Kafkaesque, putting virtual cockroaches all over the screens. They “got the bright idea to simulate hoards of cockroaches swarming over insect-phobic volunteers…”, showing that “roaches could skitter, wave their antenna, and even change size from small and medium to hideously large.”

Read the full scoop on these virtual critters.