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'Mind-blowing' Las Vegas sphere receives complaints over it distracting drivers

Joe Harker

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'Mind-blowing' Las Vegas sphere receives complaints over it distracting drivers

Drivers making their way around Las Vegas have been having a bit of a problem that motorists in other cities don't really have to contend with - as there's a giant sphere right by the roadside which is pretty distracting.

Near the iconic Las Vegas Strip is a large sphere, which is essentially a giant screen that can take on all sorts of appearances.

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Inside the sphere is an auditorium with space for over 18,000 people to sit and watch something, with the idea being that - with a full 360-degree scope for visuals - an incredibly immersive experience could be created.

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However, it's what's on the outside that counts in this case, as drivers are getting a bit fed up with the distractions caused by whatever the sphere is currently projecting to the world at large.

So many people are wanting to get a picture of the sphere that they're stopping their cars to get out and line up a photo, but of course, that means the roads are clogged up by all the vehicles they've left behind.

The view of the sphere from above, at night it lights up very brightly. Credit: TikTok/@artshelp
The view of the sphere from above, at night it lights up very brightly. Credit: TikTok/@artshelp

On top of that are the dangers posed by drivers with their eyes on the lightshow instead of paying proper attention to the road.

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Some motorists have complained to local news channels of drivers 'slowing down, taking pictures, looking at it and taking videos'.

Others have said they're going to avoid the roads around the sphere in order to dodge the many attempts by people to get the perfect picture of it.

Lots of people have predicted that at night, when the sphere is lit up with an enthralling swirl of color, it's going to mess with the concentration of drivers and 'cause a million car accidents' as one person put it.

Another person said 'the gawk factor should be a real concern here' as they worried that drivers would be too busy looking at the spherical screen to pay attention to the road properly.

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The view from inside the dome can change with screens all round an amphitheatre that has space for over 18,000 people. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation
The view from inside the dome can change with screens all round an amphitheatre that has space for over 18,000 people. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation

A number of locals have been complaining online about the sphere, saying it's resulted in 'non-stop gridlock traffic'.

However, others wondered if drivers weren't using the sphere as an excuse and asked: "How long before someone blames their accident on the sphere?"

The giant sphere isn't just there to dazzle drivers and be yet another big building in the city of sin, it is a venue in its own right.

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U2 recently performed inside the sphere using the amphitheatre contained within, making use of the screens within the orb to dazzle the audience.

Apparently, performing in a 'mind-blowing' sphere where every wall is a screen is a good thing to enhance a live show with.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok / @arts_help

Topics: US News, Technology

Joe Harker
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