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Re: HTC Vive (The Discussion Thread!)
« Reply #45 on: December 29, 2016, 05:38:18 PM »
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Re: HTC Vive (The Discussion Thread!)
« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2016, 05:49:27 PM »
Meanwhile, off-thread, sort of, I'm struck by how SF stories (at least the ones I've read recently) don't seem to take the virtual revolution far enough. So many social, political, economic, and cultural implications. I've actually read nothing better for this than Snowcrash and Mona Lisa Overdrive, and think how long ago those were.

And waaaaaaaay off-topic, sort of, the Obama admin announcement recently about the foreseeable end to truck driving. And this is where the most blue collar jobs are these days....... (Whoops, I'd better get over to the Politics thread.  :o)
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Re: HTC Vive (The Discussion Thread!)
« Reply #47 on: December 29, 2016, 06:39:37 PM »
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Sword fighting? Feels like real sword fighting.

But with a very light saber.
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That's an apt description, actually! You get vibration when your blade passes through an object, but you are never actually physically blocked. That's why the ninjas in Sairento die in one sword slash, I think - if they didn't, it would feel odd that there was no resistance when you sliced through them.

Oh, and there actually is an official release from Lucasarts where you use a lightsaber. :)

Meanwhile, off-thread, sort of, I'm struck by how SF stories (at least the ones I've read recently) don't seem to take the virtual revolution far enough. So many social, political, economic, and cultural implications. I've actually read nothing better for this than Snowcrash and Mona Lisa Overdrive, and think how long ago those were.

Yes! My most recent cyberpunk novel obviously incorporates my many years of experience playing social games (such as MMORPGs) combined with advanced VR/AR. Already, the social VR experiences I've tried feel like talking with real people, even with primitive avatars.

The fidelity of avatars will continue to improve - we already have the tech to track facial expressions and eye movement and send those over the Internet to be rendered on your VR headset. When you are in a space that feels that "real", and once the person you're speaking with has a human-like avatar that tracks when they smile, frown, and look at you, the sense of being next to a real person is very convincing.

Also, this holds true even for AI characters,when they are animated realistically enough. Needless to say, there are a number of applications for VR that are going to change how people interact, from telecommuting and teleconferencing to ... well, given human nature, you can guess the other applications. :p

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Re: HTC Vive (The Discussion Thread!)
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2017, 02:33:05 AM »
Just arrived today: a Cardboard knock-off for my iPhone.
With which I watched several interesting New York Times VR video new articles.

Not quite the HTC Vive, but very interesting!  :)
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Re: HTC Vive (The Discussion Thread!)
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2017, 04:04:43 PM »
Just arrived today: a Cardboard knock-off for my iPhone.
With which I watched several interesting New York Times VR video new articles.

Not quite the HTC Vive, but very interesting!  :)

Cardboard is definitely a good way to get your feet wet with VR. It provides a hint of the experience.

Still, if you ever want to try the Vive, all you need to do is swing by my place, given we're in the same general vicinity. :)
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