Seasickness, “a condition so miserable it reduces a person’s will to live,” is the body’s “natural response to unnatural conditions.” It can be avoided by staying off boats, but other types of motion sickness — “cybersickness” brought on by using VR technology and skyscraper inducing “hi-rise motion sickness” for example — are harder to escape. Even driverless cars are more likely to make you sick than driving your own vehicle. The International Congress on Motion Sickness convened earlier this month in Iceland — 80 researchers representing 15 countries “eager to solve a problem than has haunted humans “since the days travelling in boats (seasickness), on carts (cartsickness), by palanquins or litters (littersickness), and on camels (camelsickness).”

 

 

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