Does the thought of dying absolutely terrify you? If so, you might suffer from a condition known as ‘Existential Death Anxiety’, a disorder Dutch experimental designer, Frank Kolkman wants to treat with Outrespectre – a proposed medical device supposedly capable of simulating out-of-body experiences. Intrigued, I contacted Frank to find out more and was invited to try his creation during the first ever human experiment this week in Amsterdam. My initial expectations were based purely on the advertising: a picture of Frank wearing a VR headset. I therefore expected the experiment to involve wearing a (not that impressive) VR headset…

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