As we reported a little while back, The VOID team scored a spot at TED 2016 this week where they demo’d a special made-for-TED. Among the exclusive clientèle to experience the free-roaming, VR attraction was one, mildly famous, Harrison Ford.

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See Also: Sneak Peek at The VOID’s Latest Tech to Feature at TED 2016

Here’s a shot of a very pleased looking VOID team, posing with Harrison Ford (no, I’m not going tell you what films he’s been in, if you don’t know – leave now!) just after he’d braved the special TED edition VOID experience the team had constructed.

There’s a certain amount of serendipity here too, as the experience Ford traversed bore all the hallmarks of an Indiana Jones adventure complete with ancient ruins, giant serpents and deadly traps.

Road to VR’s Chris Madsen recently got a sneak preview of a WIP version of the VOID‘s TED 2016 experience and said:

TED conference goers are in for a real treat as The VOID will be pulling all the stops in taking the experience far beyond what has been seen in their beta tests which has already included ingenious techniques such as redirected walking in which guests believe they are walking straight when actually walking in circles, heaters that give life to fire and vibrating floors simulating elevators in motion. Invisible to all but the active players, even the stage itself will require a trick to access. The new environmental effects to be revealed coupled with advances in the hardware will, according to Curtis and James who chuckle when referencing internal testing, have people screaming with excitement, wonder and fear.

No word on what Ford thought of the experience, or even if he’s tried virtual reality before, but the more A-listers publicly trying VR, the more exposure the technology received. Which has to be a good thing.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • Mysticeti

    FWIW, That’s Sylvia Earle with Harrison Ford.

  • VR Geek

    No comment from Harrison Ford? Why, is George Lucas coming to view too and then all announce that the void has an Indian Jones license? LMAO

  • brubble

    Ford: “meh”

    • Sky Castle

      You’re not even a “meh”, You are a nobody.

      • brubble

        Pardon me my liege. I like Ford. You missed it Tard Castle…his response: “Meh”…as in Ford’s response, you know, what he said…. hence the “”””quotations””””””. Better to be a nobody than a dum dum who is still struggling with basic rules of grammar.
        Man, these stupid Google kids these days. SMH

        • NeutralityFormality

          I would appreciate more line breaks, next time. Thanks in advance.

          • brubble


        • moishe pippick

          If you kids don’t stop fighting I’m going to turn this car around RIGHT NOW!

    • towblerone

      I heard from someone who was there. Apparently, he cursed several times while chuckling during the experience. Couldn’t stop smiling.

      • brubble

        I wouldnt doubt he did. I would love to try this out. Worthy of a nice motorcycle trip I reckon.

    • Ian Shook

      Is that their new car name?

  • Sky Castle

    Would’ve been nice to get an interview with Ford and get his opinions on his experience.

  • ॐ Ethan

    Funny, looks like you can see the red marks the headset left on his nose and forehead lol. Same with the woman on the far right..

    • ॐ Ethan

      it’s like getting stoned, people will know when you’ve been in VR. Darn