update 2: So I decided to check up on this to see if the guy admitted it was a fake and told us how he did it. And he did actually post a video that was supposed to explain how he did it. But instead the video just showed a minute or so extra at the beginning where he shows a pill in a bag and calls it NZT and says “I’ll tell you about it later.” NZT is the fictional drug from the movie Limitless that gives what’s-his-face’s (Bradley Cooper) character control of 100% of his brain. (a plot based on the already disproved notion that we use only 10% of our brain). Then at the end of the video you see a trailer for the film. So all in all this turned out to be a promotional tool for a movie. Which makes it even worse, all also a little weird. Strange choice, but whatever. Here’s that 2nd video:
update: Someone in the comments (bendyvinyl) of the YouTube video pointed out a giveaway at about 0:35 into the video. You can see far in the background another video screen on the side of a kiosk. That screen cuts away to the video of the “video hacker” moments before this guy does it to the screen in front of him. So basically he paid money to get his video up on the screens (or he works for the company and did it for free) and set it up as a big gag.
I’ve taken the liberty of creating some screen grabs so you can see what I mean. See how he pops up on the video screen in the background moments before he gets to that first video screen he “hacks”. He’s a fakety fake faker. He’s the mayor of fake-town.
I’m a little suspicious of this but if it’s real, it’s super awesome. I’m curious as to how it’s overriding the video screens. I’m assuming those screens are getting their signals through a cable or wire, not wireless. So this is why I’m suspicious. But I don’t know enough about the inner workings of all these screens he’s hacking so who knows, maybe this is real. [via buzzfeed]
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