Oliver Clayton

There’s a lot of problems that I’d like to get rid of. Like the hours at work. And the traffic to get there.it wasn’t the best life, until I discovered the headset.

It was, literally, the answer to all my problems. I discovered it in M+S one day, and I immediately knew I had found my perfect time-killer.

Once I had brought it home, I had a look at the box. ‘Luxury design for comfortable use’ and, ‘futuristic and cool-looking’ and the one that really got my attention… ‘Solves all of your problems’.

I put it on and somehow, it was already up and running. I took in my surroundings. I was in my house, the exact same as before. “Maybe it was on augmented reality setting?” I thought. I decided to go outside, test the cameras in external conditions. I cruised over to my rubbish car and there, in its place, was a Ferrari 812 Superfast, one of the newest Ferraris. And, to make it even better, the keys were on the bonnet.

I grabbed them and leapt into the car. I rushed down the side road which my house was in and turned out onto the main road. The streets were dead. There were no other drivers and there was a long, straight road, and I had a superfast car. I spun it around, shoved it in gear and launched down the road.

I could feel the vibration of the engine, see the sun shining, the heat vapours off the tarmac distorting the air, the houses down the side of the road were mere flickers in a tunnel of speed. As I slowed down, it only just occurred to me that it had done what it said it would, and it solved two problems. Having a rubbish car and traffic. What else had this solved? I drove to the nearest bank, not knowing what to expect. I checked my balance and there was enough money to buy lots of gizmos, lots of food and still have thousands left!

I decided that I was going to go out for a meal and a drink, so I drove home to get changed. I took my VR headset off and, just like when I put it on, there was no difference between the virtual world or the real world.

After the shower, I looked out of the window, to check the weather. Then I noticed a red car on the drive, its bonnet proudly wearing the prancing horse, the famed Ferrari logo.

This was a problem. Something the VR headset was meant to solve. Did this mean I was wearing the headset in the shower all along, but I thought I took it off. So this means, no, it can’t be possible. I took it off before so this means…

It is part of me.