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Awani
10-29-2015, 12:40 AM
The Rift is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2016, making it one of the first consumer-targeted virtual reality headsets. Oculus has described it as "the first really professional PC-based VR headset".

It has a resolution of 1080×1200 per eye, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and a wide field of view. It has integrated headphones which provide spatialised audio. The Rift has rotational and positional tracking. The positional tracking is performed by a USB stationary IR sensor, which normally sits on the user's desk, allowing for using the Rift while sitting, standing, or walking around the same room. - source (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oculus_Rift)

I love the video game evolution. It is far more important for the evolution of the mind than any other arena. It will do for reality what porn did for the Internet... and what did porn do? It pushed video streaming technology forward (of which we now use daily).

The Rift is going to be the first "good" VR headset. But don't be fooled. This is only the beginning.

The quality of the graphics is essential for a "real" experience. We have already come this far in terms of graphics since the 80s (and it is going even faster now).

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/b60ecdc346fa43a3f8d47935c25239ae23084340.jpg__846x 0_q80_zpst1oeof0i.jpg

With this VR device the gamer will be immersed in both vision and sound. Look below for some reactions to having such an experience.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZpR4ThYzZ0

So this is where we are at now. So far so good.

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But what does this mean?

Shopping
You can walk around in the store and pick up your books before you buy them.

Dating
You can meet people face to face (and select the avatar you want... so you can be whomever you wish).

Education
Instead of reading about WWII take part in a real historical re-enactment with all your classmates.

Friends
Instead of Skype meet your friend face-to-face or avatar-to-avatar in any realm you wish.

Entertainment
Well... this is limitless.

It is all limitless... so far only limited to the tech itself. As it evolves it will integrate things like scent as well as touch. Just like in the Matrix we will be able to fully hook ourselves into another world.

A world where anything is possible. A world where no one can be physically hurt (until the day comes when we loose track of the fact that we are inside a VR world). But then we have come full circle;) We could even make the Earth a nature reserve and we all live simple lives. All the "city" stuff, wars, offices, jobs... all that is done in the VR world (or vice versa).

Anyway so far I have only scratched the surface, but the implications of this is going to be fucking massive. The smartphone, and even the Internet, will be a joke in comparison.

It will transform all of life. It will bring the experience to the center of all existence, just as it should be.

One day there will be a human being that will live its entire life in the VR world.

It's going to be amazing!

If you want to read something that describes such a future then check out these books. They are awesome.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/taddy_zpseeg6gkwa.jpg
The story is set on Earth near the end of the 21st century in a world in which technology has advanced somewhat beyond the present. The most notable advancement is the widespread availability of full-immersion virtual reality installations, which allow people from all walks of life to access an online world, called simply the Net. Tad Williams weaves an intricate plot spanning four thick volumes and creates a picture of a future society where virtual worlds are fully integrated into everyday life.

There are those that think this is a bad thing. But change is difficult to deal with. When the car, radio, TV etc. where invented people feared those things as well. Now it is impossible to imagine life without these gadgets.

Beware... one day it will be impossible to know which reality is the VR reality. And that day things will start to be really interesting.

:cool:

Awani
10-29-2015, 01:12 AM
Just discovered they have just released a multiplayer online game (like WoW) of the Otherland books. So then next year, with the Rift, it is full circle. In other words you can enter the reality of the books that are about entering other realities.

The books also talk about the Dreamtime (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamtime) concept. Which is Australian Aboriginal peoples word for what we now call Virtual Reality... or the Otherside. Only they used meditation or psychedelics to get there... we just use 1's and 0's. Doesn't matter if you take the bus or the train or the plane if you are heading for X. You'll still get there eventually.

What happens if you take psychedelics in Virtual Reality? LOL!

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archerner
10-29-2015, 05:53 PM
I have to disagree, I'm one of those people that thinks this is a bad idea. The sentence "One day there will be a human being that will live its entire life in the VR world." is absolutely mortifying to me. The possibility of letting someone never experience true nature and actual things is the same as amputating all the sense from a new born.

Also you say it doesn't matter how one gets to these psychedelic states either by 1s and 0s or by Entheogens and meditation. I have to completely disagree. Entheogens let things even we are unconscious of float to the surface and be transformed, they aren't controlled narratives from an ultimately human source.

Being a 20s male I have friends who do nothing but play video games. I was a gamer for a bit when I was younger but grew out of it thank God. They devalue many aspects of a persons life in my opinion. First and foremost the time spent on these fictions is incredible, a friend of mine had over 9 months of game play on WoW. And when he wasn't playing he was watching videos of other people playing. Needless to say he was very boring to hang out with. Never stopped looking at his phone and had no real insight into anything except characters statistics and skills which was of no importance to anyone but him and the game.

It's the same as football and the endless stats each player has and the team changing that wraps up most of today's men's minds. These are fruitless endeavors which serve only to pass time and promote themselves. They rely on the addiction they provide to men and women.

And what it ultimately comes down to is the satisfying of the ego. Whether it be shopping, having the latest tech, games or phone; knowing all the teams or watching every concept car scribbled into existence. They are all distractions and material outgrowths of inner longing and un-fulfillment. The very same thorny bush we as practitioners of the Sacred Art are commanded to uproot and destroy.

I agree the progress of video games is astonishing, but never the less it's fiction. And fiction is only useful when it informs us of a deeper truth about reality. Vr headsets will only bring you back to fiction and there no one will be able to tell themselves apart from a fictitious narrative.

Awani
10-29-2015, 09:17 PM
Good points but also consider that my initial post is a vision of the future... maybe three/five decades forward or more.

We are already living our lives from birth to death in VR. So what I proposed is more that in the future we will be living VR within VR. A dream within a dream. It will be as real, as beautiful, as this VR we are in now.

Video games are no less a brain dead activity than anything else, everyone use it differently. It can be a very social affair as well as a learning experience. There are many games.

But what I am saying is that soon it will not be only games, it will be everything.

Also the point of no return has already passed so I am sorry to say you won't be able to escape it. ;)

Where I live you can't get a job if you don't have an Email... there will be a day when the same applies to the VR world.

I hope this clarified it a bit more. I get what you are saying, but the VR world I am talking about will become as real, more real, than this world... eventually.

:cool:

archerner
10-30-2015, 03:34 AM
I admire you're eloquence in thought. It's far too late to escape, I agree, it's funny because with Vr: photos paintings and sculptures throughout history will be reanimated and exploreable to an extent. So no era will be untouched by it.

I guess my real gut reaction that I get from Vr is the ability to get whatever you want when you want. I don't believe that's what this life is about, not in the least. It just seems to me all of this innovation and progress is throwing off our divine heritage. Usurping it's place as much as it can. And leaving us as lazy unknowing custodians of a world we forgot.

I see the pros and cons and the inevitablilty of it. As a tool it will be used as the person using it decides. But I'm enjoying the world right now where I can walk down the street and know the people I'm seeing are actually there.

Awani
10-31-2015, 12:14 AM
It just seems to me all of this innovation and progress is throwing off our divine heritage

Could be true... or bring us closer to it in some way. Like I said before it is just tools, it is how you use it that counts.


But I'm enjoying the world right now where I can walk down the street and know the people I'm seeing are actually there.

Are they? ;)

:cool:

Awani
12-20-2015, 02:02 AM
Watch... (wait for the forest, gorgeous).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGyaR2sSBkA

Imagine this graphic quality in VR. Don't think only videogames... everything you do online eventually. It's coming... ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AvCxa9Y9NU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbMpqqCCrFQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvaGd4KqlvQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcgkAMr9r5o

:-o

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Ghislain
12-20-2015, 12:32 PM
:) This is just a natural progression...let the game begin...

You can either continue down the layers of virtual reality or live out this one and wake up in the virtual reality where you are playing this virtual reality from.

You will find that everyone you think you know...even your family...are just characters of the VR players you may or may not know.

Will they become your friends?

Does your Mother's player even live in the same country as you?

How deep is the rabbit hole...and how far down it are you?

:)

Ghislain

Awani
02-08-2016, 10:00 PM
How deep is the rabbit hole...and how far down it are you?

As deep as your mind (high and low) perceive it to be.

If you are shallow the rabbit hole isn't that deep, if you are deep it is very deep.

Why would the universe waste energy creating space if you - the perceiver - has no intention to enter that space.

:cool:

Awani
02-15-2016, 11:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWLHIusLWOc

Videogames is the most new artform... and the only artform that can truly move us INTO an experience... no longer passive watchers, but creators...

Sight, smell, wind, movement... still a bit clunky yes... but YOU just wait. ;)

:cool:

Awani
03-31-2016, 10:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T9kfbcRrQ8&feature=youtu.be

They have done similar things with fear of hospitals and heights. VR has unlimited potential. Just wait and see. I know I will get the pleasure of saying: told you so! ;)

Do I seem excited?

Sure am... been waiting for this forever now... the dawn of the possible has arrived.

:cool:

Awani
05-07-2016, 05:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TckqNdrdbgk

Bring it... I am the VR prophet/preacher!!! ;)

:cool:

Ghislain
05-07-2016, 06:40 PM
Ahhhh I don't know if my brain can keep up!

Ghislain

Awani
05-07-2016, 06:44 PM
Ahhhh I don't know if my brain can keep up!

It won't be a problem once you upload your consciousness fully to VR. Don't be scared you did it pre-birth already... ;)

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Salazius
05-08-2016, 10:27 AM
This VR device is possibly a step in evolution of humans, tricking the brain and teaching them how to use astra-mental energy without them to know.

After that one can use his power in the other world with more efficiency.

You know, all this is always externalization of power and re appropriation of it afterwad.

Kiorionis
05-08-2016, 03:47 PM
I agree, Salazius. My father was trying one out the other day, and after two or three minutes of exposure to the Virtual Reality he said 'readjusting' to normal reality was difficult. He felt dizzy and was seeing swirling things in front of him. It reminded me of some meditative states I've been in.

Awani
05-08-2016, 07:05 PM
I agree, Salazius. My father was trying one out the other day, and after two or three minutes of exposure to the Virtual Reality he said 'readjusting' to normal reality was difficult. He felt dizzy and was seeing swirling things in front of him. It reminded me of some meditative states I've been in.

It will change the world, and there is no going back. One day in the future we might forget that we entered the VR in the first place... just like we have right now. ;)

:cool:

Ghislain
05-09-2016, 12:54 AM
Knowing it is coming doesn't make it any less scary :(


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cML814JD09g

Ghislain

Loki Morningstar
08-04-2016, 09:33 AM
The main issue is hindering people's ability to know themselves. The masses distract themselves from asking the difficult questions. Often by always being on the go, Working, Gossip, Facebook, Contentless Articles/Clickbait, TV, Music, Food, Sport, Shopping, and Mind Altering Substances;caffiene, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, etc. All without questionin any of it. And often if they meet anyone that does, they will offer them a barrage of abuse for questioning their reality. It will just become another distraction. We will loose touch with our internal self, even more so. Loose even more will, become even more like automatons. It is just another form of control. And you can guarantee it won't be for the best. What about once the advertisers get hold of it. It will be like a direct line to your mind.

Awani
08-04-2016, 10:07 AM
The main issue is hindering people's ability to know themselves. The masses distract themselves from asking the difficult questions. Often by always being on the go, Working, Gossip, Facebook, Contentless Articles/Clickbait, TV, Music, Food, Sport, Shopping, and Mind Altering Substances;caffiene, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, etc. All without questionin any of it. And often if they meet anyone that does, they will offer them a barrage of abuse for questioning their reality. It will just become another distraction. We will loose touch with our internal self, even more so. Loose even more will, become even more like automatons. It is just another form of control. And you can guarantee it won't be for the best. What about once the advertisers get hold of it. It will be like a direct line to your mind.

I don't agree with this at all. We already have ads so what is the difference? It is a tool. Either you use a gun to shoot blanks, shoot animals to eat, shoot attackers or shoot yourself. Money can be used to buy food, help the poor or pay someone to have you killed. Your cock can be used to make babies with someone you love, or fuck an AIDS infected whore in Nigeria. Your mind can be used or not be used.

It is all tools, and of all the tools that have been created VR is - in my opinion - the greatest so far. It will change the world so much that we who live now will not even be able to perceive this change anymore than the greatest letter writer in the 19th century could perceive the E-mail revolution.

There is only ONE reality. The one YOU are having. There is no other.

All those things you mention can be used to ask difficult questions and be used to "know thyself" especially (from my perspective): VR, the Internet, Mind Altering Substances, FB (if you keep the right friends), Work, Music...

There is no control. The world is out of control. You cannot control it, nor would I want you to.

The distraction lies with YOU, not with the tool. It is easy to cast blame, but there is only one person to blame: YOU

Yes, like with all things, many people will be sucked in like sheep - but this happened with the invention of radio, TV and the Internet. Never judge new tech by looking what it does to assholes and moronic monkey men. ;)

:cool:

* when I say "you" in this post I also mean "I"

Loki Morningstar
08-04-2016, 10:24 AM
I do agree with your points whole heartedly. VR won't create ignorant people, people will, as such.

At the same time, I just really don't see the point. Fair play, I agree, what will be will be. And I wouldn't want to limit anyone's experience. Just saying that we have a powerful VR system, right in our heads. And might it be an idea to get to know that one, to understand our inner VR, before heading off into a VVR.

The beauty of inner VR, is that as far as we are aware, it is only controlled by us. No chance of external influences. Computerised VR can easily be tailored to suit a manipulative persons needs. To control others.

I agree, if this is going to happen, it is going to happen. But it doesn't mean I have to like it.

Awani
08-04-2016, 10:50 AM
Aha ok I see your perspective. And I agree with the inner VR. But what I love about VR is that it will expose everyone to a new perspective of reality.

And I would not put too much faith and glory on the "inner VR", because consider this outcome (years just for fun, no thought behind them):

2016: VR is official
2025: VR achieve near perfect quality, almost as real as reality
2033: VR and Reality are as real... you can't tell which is which
2056: people are spending almost their whole existence hooked up into VR
2088: people spend birth to death in VR and forget they are in VR
2325: someone in VR invents VR and we are back right where we are now ;)

How do you know you are not already in VR? You don't.

What is virtual really? If VR feels real... it is real. So Virtual Reality is Reality. The Illusion is Real... the delusion is to take it too seriously. Enjoy the game.

The possibilities in the VR world are infinite. Same in current reality, but we believe the code too much to break natural laws.

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Andro
08-04-2016, 10:56 AM
we believe the code too much to break natural laws.

So-called "natural laws" = Code

Super-Admin access would be required to alter source code, re-program, delete algorithms, reboot the whole system or even shut down the whole damn thing altogether :p

Awani
08-04-2016, 11:52 AM
As for Alchemy Forums only I in the whole world have access to be able to do the most "changes" humanly possible... BUT even I cannot change the rigid core structure of a vBulletin board no matter how much I can hack it... so yes... in this metaphor the "true" code of the forum is fixed since whomever wrote the code "fixed" it.

And even if the most skilled hacker manages to unfix this code he will break it. He won't be able to make it work as a vBulletin board. The code is "fixed" because if it is not fixed the thing that has been coded is not "that thing anymore"... so by unfixing it is destroyed (shut down as you say).

Makes me think of the Facebook film... the last scene of the movie when the guy who "wrote" Facebook is sitting and waiting for a girl to accept his friend request. The guy who wrote the code for Facebook is still powerless over the code he himself wrote... he can't make the girl be his friend. That scene makes that film (Social Network) go from average to masterpiece IMO.

Worth to note.

:cool:

Awani
08-04-2016, 02:28 PM
One thing that is certain (and it might have been different if Jobs had not died), but the VR revolution is going to force me to switch to PC from Apple. The GPU is to weak for Mac and I cannot wait X amount of time to get on the train I have been waiting for, for so fucking long. So I'm going fully bi and have begun to assemble my tech. It is a big investment, but as with all things I think are important I always go "all in".

Also planning to probably build a small house in my garden that will be basically an empty room, because in VR you don't want any obstacles. It does not need to be big. Maybe 3x3 meters or something with the interior painted black (floor, ceiling, walls) just in case the headset has any light leaks.

Even though we are still in the first stages I need to be there from the start. I want to see it develop. I think these are amazing times. The way you think about interactions online, films, music, art, games, books... all those things are over. It is fucking over.

When you can stand right there with the rebellion, light saber in hand, John Williams music booming from the sky...ready to charge... when you can build your home without any limits... when you can travel to another galaxy with the person you love and spend an evening watching the Big Bang happen all around you...

When you can do these things and an infinity of other things we cannot imagine right now why the fuck would you ever watch a movie or go to a boring ass concert again... when you can be John Lennon on stage playing your most loved songs live before a billion cheering fans...

All we know now is Game Over.

How easy can you resist using the Internet? VR will be 10 000 times more essential.

Bad things can be found with anything, but I live my life trying to embrace what is good with everything and that makes all the difference.

Let the game truly begin!

* I just wish I will still be alive when the option to be fully uploaded becomes available.

** VR is also the answer to the LAB (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?1452-The-LAB/) concept.

:cool:

These days we laugh at those that said radio would fuck us up 100 years ago. Who here wants to be one of them? ;)

Andro
08-04-2016, 03:07 PM
Also planning to probably build a small house in my garden that will be basically an empty room, because in VR you don't want any obstacles. It does not need to be big. Maybe 3x3 meters or something with the interior painted black (floor, ceiling, walls) just in case the headset has any light leaks.

I already have one, it's my bedroom. Or any couch/place I can phase out and experience all those things and more.

The brain is already an extremely powerful CPU & GPU. We just not using it all yet consciously. (We are already using it un/subconsciously, otherwise it would just wither and shrink like any unused organ)

What PC system are you having built for the VR thing? What OS? Will it need to be upgraded periodically as newer and faster components and data transfer options come out?

JinRaTensei
08-04-2016, 03:09 PM
* I just wish I will still be alive when the option to be fully uploaded becomes available.

Maybe you do not have to wish since such a VR revolution would make our linear thinking of time obsolete. Through Quantenphysics and "relativity theorems" and experiments like "Schroedingers Cat" or concepts like the multiverse theory and "hundred monkey phenomenon"

So when VR fully establishes itself our consciousness about the possibility will change.The global consciousness will change. With this the observer will change. Literally over night time will become more circular and not be fixed anymore. What most call the 4th or 5th dimension. No invention, no new discovered energy source "just" awareness, its crazy and still logical.

So what will happen with someone like yourself dev if he has already the awareness and intend for an event (VR) but dies before said event takes place?
If the wish is "deep" enough and the consciousness "strong" enough it should theoretically remain in some specific form,place and time. And so it should also be able to reincarnate it in some way.

Who knows maybe you are allready "dead" and this is a temporary "holding station"/ VR loop for you and all others to wait for the entrance into "real VR" or rather an upgraded version...
Maybe reincarnation is just as simple as this a endless loop for consciousness to "wait" until it reaches enough energy,knowledge and personal maturity for entering the next "level"/"game" consciousness wishes to explore.
Actually I really believe that when your "acting according to law" is "pure" enough you won´t die because their is no reason for a "restart", it would be pointless.

I am also looking forward to the developement of VR because, imo, the biggest change it will bring is the change of currency and worth. With VR material objects will go where they belong, second to human creativity. The thought,concept or idea will be moe valueable than mountains of gold. Maybe the first time in modern history that the intelligent,hard working, creative, passionate of this world will be able to receive what they are worth...and the lazy, arrogant and greedy will as well.

Awani
08-04-2016, 03:13 PM
The tech specifics I will get back to. I imagine upgrades will need to be done eventually.

Another aspect is that to stop being an alcoholic you first have to admit you are addicted to alcohol. It is hard for a normal person to see their addiction to body/reality, but with VR the chance of seeing this aspect is greatly increased.

Andro: yes but all your friends cannot join you, your mother cannot, we here on the forum cannot (apart from the select few I guess). But if we all strap ourselves in VR we can. ;)

VR is liberation, and possibly a path towards liberation. And even if it isn't it will still be a "reality". ;)

Jin: yes I have considered all you said. Glad you are onboard. ;) Oh and good point about "value".

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Andro
08-04-2016, 03:22 PM
Has anyone seen the movie The Congress (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821641/)?

Online watching option (https://r5---sn-5hnednl6.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id=0bd3c96500130b50&itag=22&source=picasa&begin=0&requiressl=yes&mm=30&mn=sn-5hnednl6&ms=nxu&mv=m&nh=IgpwcjA0LmFtczE2KgkxMjcuMC4wLjE&pl=20&sc=yes&mime=video/mp4&lmt=1447112293276178&mt=1470323609&ip=109.201.154.199&ipbits=8&expire=1470352779&sparams=ip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl ,mm,mn,ms,mv,nh,pl,sc,mime,lmt&signature=656BCF0D290C65577AB2260B344ECA3CA42DF5DE .8F737CA3ED653B2B7171E2241F931A3493D95DCD&key=ck2)

Awani
08-04-2016, 03:23 PM
Yes that is a good one. That is already happening btw.

System requirements
Video Card NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory 8GB+ RAM
Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB Ports 2x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

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Kiorionis
08-04-2016, 03:37 PM
Are any of you familiar with the latest Pokemon Go craze?

It's a good example of the beginning evolution of a VR system crossed with the real-world.

Andro
08-04-2016, 03:41 PM
System requirements:
Video Card NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory 8GB+ RAM
Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB Ports 2x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

Except for Windows, doesn't your Mac have all those already? And I think you can run Windows on it with Bootcamp or Parallels... Unless you want a dedicated system, which, according to the requirements above, should cost much less than your Mac... A mid-level laptop has all these, for around 700 - 1000 Euros or less (1000+ if you want an SSD, which I highly recommend).

Awani
08-04-2016, 04:03 PM
Are any of you familiar with the latest Pokemon Go craze?

Yes I am, but it is just a silly thing... VR has much greater potential. IMO. But yes Pokemon Go is part of the overall trend.


Except for Windows, doesn't your Mac have all those already? And I think you can run Windows on it with Bootcamp or Parallels... Unless you want a dedicated system, which, according to the requirements above, should cost much less than your Mac... A mid-level laptop has all these, for around 700 - 1000 Euros or less (1000+ if you want an SSD, which I highly recommend).

According to my research, and in order to squeeze the most juice out of VR I need PC power. And I only need to get the hard drive (no need for a monitor). ;)

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JinRaTensei
08-04-2016, 04:06 PM
Kiorionis

Yes Pokemon Go is a big big step. The next step will be to combine Pokemon Go with "real" money. Just like when world of warcraft etc started making money on ebay and news of child labour gangs forcing youngsters to level up WoW avatars rose. BUT WoW was to complex and "nerdy" not something most girls would like because to them it is the direct opposite of socialising. Pokemon Go is easy and social acceptable with almost no need for prior setup.
Pretty soon Pokemons will be able to be bought and sold in the "real world". Plattforms like ebay will create auction rooms JUST for virtual goods.And this will be the point when big buisness and mainstream politics will jump on the bandwagon.
Funny but maybe in the end what will liberate us all will not be Jesus but Pokemon Go...if I would be god this would make me laugh.
A ridiculous saviour fits a insane world perfectly.

Awani
08-04-2016, 04:17 PM
Pokemon = Ope Monk

Ope = Silly
Monk = Monk

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JinRaTensei
08-04-2016, 04:29 PM
Or
Pokemon = poke monsters
Poke as in control others to do something
...
but still I like the silly monk interpretation more allthough I see far lesser connections.... a meme with Pikachu dressed up like a monk with long beard,straw hat and fake robe and shit could literally be worth gold in VR. ^^

Awani
08-09-2016, 12:57 PM
The reason people fear VR is because like DMT it is utterly subversive.

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Awani
08-09-2016, 08:50 PM
Pokemon = poke monsters

Thinking about this I guess it is valid to point out the AR as a complimentary aspect of VR. AR being of course Augmented Reality... and this is going to be a game changer as well. This Pokemon thing is a very rudimentary version of what is about to come.

:cool:

Awani
08-16-2016, 10:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_83m88dFSiA

Love this statement. Funny too.

:cool:

Awani
10-20-2016, 12:29 PM
Finally tested the Oculus. There are still a few things that need to be improved, but besides that it is pretty awesome.

:cool:

Kiorionis
10-20-2016, 01:08 PM
What would you improve?

Awani
10-20-2016, 01:16 PM
Well first off there is no sollution for people who wear glasses. The headset should be adjustable depending on eye sight. Also I don't like that the screen ends in the corner of my eyes. It is true that you forget about these "black" areas, but even so there should be none. Finally (and maybe due to my eye sight), I could see pixels. Like when you look at a TV screen up close...

All these things are easy upgrades and it will come. I tried an older model also so haven't tried the latest.

It also gave me a bit of a hangover, but I expected this.

I was in an African world with lots of elephants, and I could sense the size when the elephant walked up to me. It was not far off from how that would feel in reality.

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elixirmixer
10-20-2016, 10:48 PM
(and maybe due to my eye sight), I could see pixels. Like when you look at a TV screen up close...



This is true and very disappointing.


Pokemon = poke monstersPokemon was originally going to be called Pocket Monsters.

http://forum.alchemyforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=948&d=1477004026

Kiorionis
10-21-2016, 04:03 AM
I was in an African world with lots of elephants, and I could sense the size when the elephant walked up to me. It was not far off from how that would feel in reality.

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cool. I had an interesting 'virtual' experience once on how the mind is able to create a 'presence' quite easily just by concentrated thinking. This was a bit beyond our current technology though, as the mental-creation was imbued with intelligence. I'm sure the images in the VR headsets help that out quite a bit.

Next step for VR? Artificial intelligence interacting with the viewer!

Andro
10-27-2016, 03:06 PM
The rift is coming indeed :)

http://images.critictoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Black-Mirror-logo.jpg

Season 3 Episode 1 Online Streaming (http://vidzi.tv/3vckfcegt9wf.html)

Season 3 Episode 2 Online Streaming (http://vidzi.tv/z2ci8g4wvje5.html)

There are 6 episodes in this season, all quite brilliant IMO.

Awani
10-27-2016, 03:23 PM
Yes it is interesting that there is such an increase in VR related TV shows like this one, Sense 8 and Westworld... and Dr. Strange... and many more.

Seems to be the zeitgeist.

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Andro
10-27-2016, 03:39 PM
Yes it is interesting that there is such an increase in VR related TV shows like this one, Sense 8 and Westworld... and Dr. Strange... and many more.

Seems to be the zeitgeist.

Indeed, but I think 'Black Mirror', especially season 3, stands out in being UN-apologetically dystopian and IMO closer to what's actually happening, perhaps closer than many of us would care to admit.

Awani
10-27-2016, 05:42 PM
Black Mirror is on Netflix. Stumbled on this in my social media feed:

http://ind.pn/2ffBN8U

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Andro
10-27-2016, 06:13 PM
Black Mirror is on Netflix.

For those who don't have Netflix, all episodes can also be streamed online.


Stumbled on this in my social media feed

A few episodes of the third season are heavily centered around social media, especially 1 and 6.
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Another episode involves uploading consciousness to giant server farms.

Ghislain
10-28-2016, 10:41 AM
The rift is coming indeed :)

http://images.critictoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Black-Mirror-logo.jpg

Season 3 Episode 1 Online Streaming (http://vidzi.tv/3vckfcegt9wf.html)

Season 3 Episode 2 Online Streaming (http://vidzi.tv/z2ci8g4wvje5.html)

There are 6 episodes in this season, all quite brilliant IMO.

Could it be that David Cameron was carrying out a selfless sacrifice then?

Episode 1, Season 1 (http://123movies.to/film/black-mirror-season-1-11651/watching.html) WARNING: material is of an obscene and sick nature!

Ghislain

Awani
10-28-2016, 12:32 PM
WARNING: material is of an obscene and sick nature!

Unless you are joking I highly doubt this... at least for me to feel something is obscene or sick.

:cool:

Ghislain
10-28-2016, 10:23 PM
Being forced to shag a pig just isn't my thing Dev ;)

Ghislain

Awani
12-07-2016, 12:12 AM
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/15380791_10208671081029943_8161234840238441266_n_z psncczo4h7.jpg

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Awani
12-07-2016, 07:03 PM
VR is one thing. AR is another. Both are awesome.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw0-JRa9n94


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvAh5ajfBq8

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Awani
02-27-2017, 11:00 PM
In June 2016, he was asked whether he thinks humans live in a computer simulation, to which he answered "probably". Elaborated as follows:

The strongest argument for us probably being in a simulation I think is the following: 40 years ago we had Pong – two rectangles and a dot. That’s where we were. Now 40 years later we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously and it’s getting better every year. And soon we’ll have virtual reality, we’ll have augmented reality. If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality, just indistinguishable. - source (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk#Artificial_intelligence)

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