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Books is like sucking your info through a straw at times.

Interesting way to put it.  Not to derail, but have you tried spritz?

That is a damn cool solution. Feels weird, I think cos it's a new way of processing the stream, but I got that bookmarked now. Looks like it could be an improvement.

Right now you'd need some expensive bespoke mocap kit to think about something like virtual theatre but I wouldn't be surprised if someone has thought of it. Haven't heard anything, right enough. There are some epic visual recognition chips starting to appear, tho, I'm expecting a dirt cheap mocap app or device pretty soon. That'll be a game changer, bringing hollywood-style mocap to the masses.

Books are cool. The original Virtual Reality. I kinda come and go with them, tho. Sometimes I'll be in the mood to read a book and sometimes not. I prefer comics and movies, tbh, much higher bandwidth. Books is like sucking your info through a straw at times.

On the plus side, dude is a walking heart attack. Be funny as fuck if he was the first president to assassinate himself walking too hard on the golf course  :lulz:

Metaverse... now that word has legs and even a certain poetic twist. I like it!

Not mine, I'm afraid, Neil Stephenson coined the phrase in Snow Crash. Would highly reccomend even if only for the fact that the anithero is a sea kayaker  8)

Yeah, I see a dumbfuck in a prominent position and it's generally either one of two things - he's either playing the retard in which case he's being dishonest or he really is as dumb as he appears in which case someone smart is totally pulling his strings. I'm not saying Putin cos I honestly have no f'kin idea but if not him them someone like him.

Wow, snappy comeback. I had to wait a whole month for this grammatically buttfucked nonsensical shite? I wanna refund :argh!:

Given that there's literally been a moral panic about fucking *vaccines*, there can really be no doubt that there will be one about any new technology.

Pretty much this. I'm not sure areas like Vaccines and the like actually benefit at all from moral panic, tho, whereas entertainment very often does. The Grand Theft Auto series being one of the poster boys for this phenomenon.

Make no mistake, mate, what we're building, the "Metaverse" if you want to call it that is a conscious experience which, for a significant percentage of the populace will be a much more compelling option than base reality. Personally I expect to be transitioning to a state where I'm spending an increasing percentage of my time in VR and the rest in AR, with a foot in both planes of existence.

A whole bunch of folks will rail against this, same way a whole bunch of folks seem to freak out any time humanity starts behaving in a new manner, especially when new technology is involved.Yes, it's the end of the world. Of course it's the end of the world. The only constant is change. By the end of this century human beings are going to be living a life unfathomable to the majority of people alive today, in much the same way as we are living a life that our 1917 ancestors would scarcely be able to wrap their heads around. A significant portion of this new mode of existence will be our immersion in both virtual and mixed realities.

These are unlikely to replace, the real world as the modern equivalent of the Luddites will have you believe. We have no need of a replacement for reality. Reality itself is more than adequate for that task. Rather, these planes of conscious experience will supersede conventional reality. As a framework for existence, they will be, far and away a better way to work, learn and play than anything that could be accomplished using IRL, which will seem just plain clunky and old by comparison.

Same way sitting round a fire, in a cave watching someone scratch stick men hunting stick animals with a literal charcoal stick pales in comparison to a Michael Bay movie remastered in 4K. Right now the world is, as ever, experiencing conscious manifestation in the equivalent of a neanderthal squat, from the point of view of our future cousins.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: May 17, 2017, 04:26:03 pm »
I really like the virtual fairgrounds idea. I don't have much constructive to add, but hotdamn you're lightyears from where you started on this. Like holy fuck man.

Yeah, thanks man. Pretty stoked myself. I've wanted to be able to do this shit for decades but flatscreen tech always held me back. I knew if I stuck in I'd get there but wrestling with 2-d interfaces sucked any fun out of it for me. VR and Medium feels like art. Z-brush and the like feels like software engineering which I get more than enough of at work.

The Russian government has clarified it meant a transcript.

Which is precisely as worthless as it sounds.

Makes more sense than Vlad shooting the golden goose. Operation - destabilise the US - is a lot harder with a non-senile person in the driving seat :lulz:

Oh hells yeah. Logic dictates it's going to be much easier to brainwash a mark if you have them in what's effectively sensory deprivation with complete control over the two highest bandwidth primate input channels. Any earners I'm looking at just now involve provision of legitimate art services but I've never been averse to fleecing dumbfucks if and when the opportunity arises.

It's time to prepare yourself for 'VR panic'

Those of us who work in VR might not want to admit it, but a moral panic is almost certainly coming and as VR succeeds, it will grow. There'll be a rash of VR-induced mental-health stories, ranging from post-VR panic attacks to episodes of psychosis. Then there'll be concerns about addiction: what if the virtual world's lack of limitation creates environments that are more enticing than the real one? Sex will be next expect stories about teledildonic infidelity, lowered birth rates and lawsuits against unofficial sex experiences with CG versions of celebs.

Hysterical reporting from the usual suspects will undoubtedly provide a free hype-lunch to all players with the savvy to capitalise. My chamber of horrors project should only require a minor tweak or two to assure me a front page advertisement on the Daily Mail and a feature on BBC News :evil:

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: May 17, 2017, 06:14:43 am »

The interactive VR art gallery is where it's at too  :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

I can record selfies now. Here's me working on the entrance

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: May 16, 2017, 11:29:34 pm »
Some anatomy practice, this time creases and wrinkles. Can't take credit for the base mesh that was released by the insanely talented Steve Lord, I just aged him a bit.

Here's the original before I got all scribbly on his ass

That picture looks like farage.

It is a picture of Farage, dumbass, they've just photoshopped him into the whitehouse :lulz:

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