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    I think Virtual Reality will change our lives dramatically. Do you feel the same way?
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    Can't imagine it will.
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    I wouldn't say dramatically but I guess it will slightly alter our lives.

    But it always depends on the person on whether or not virtual reality has a dramatic impact on their lives.
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    (Original post by Elivercury)
    Can't imagine it will.
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    I wouldn't say dramatically but I guess it will slightly alter our lives.

    But it always depends on the person on whether or not virtual reality has a dramatic impact on their lives.
    I can imagine one day we will live in Virtual Reality completely.
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    Over a sufficient period of time, I believe VR will become the new norm and the lives we currently live will be considered "virtual"
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    I can imagine one day we will live in Virtual Reality completely.
    I personally don't see the matrix becoming a reality, but I suppose we'll see.
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    There will come a time where instead of coming to work, we slip on our VR gear and control robots from the comfort of our own homes...
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    I reckon that it will, with some awesome ground breaking stuff which will help improve many many many things, however, I don't think it's going to happen very soon. I reckon it'll just stay as a bit of fun for a while at least.
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    Yes we will start literally taking a choice of red or blue pills.
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    i can foresee great demand from TSR users for this technology

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/ne...-to-make-more/
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    On a serious note though, I'm waiting to see if they find any evidence that having a screen in your face like that causes damage to your eyesight.

    At the moment the logic seems to be that it's actually better than watching a TV because it is so close that your eyes don't need to work hard focusing and you can wear it without glasses. On the other hand, I have a VR headset thing for my phone and it clearly states to take a 20 minute break every 40 minutes... The companies themselves clearly aren't convinced!
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    (Original post by Elivercury)
    On a serious note though, I'm waiting to see if they find any evidence that having a screen in your face like that causes damage to your eyesight.

    At the moment the logic seems to be that it's actually better than watching a TV because it is so close that your eyes don't need to work hard focusing and you can wear it without glasses. On the other hand, I have a VR headset thing for my phone and it clearly states to take a 20 minute break every 40 minutes... The companies themselves clearly aren't convinced!
    They might just be taking precautions, Game Gear used to have the same warnings. That said, people do blink less. I wonder if they could do a subliminal blink trigger.
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    I think it's just a gimmick.
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    They might just be taking precautions, Game Gear used to have the same warnings. That said, people do blink less. I wonder if they could do a subliminal blink trigger.
    I'm sure they are just taking precautions. Sensible precautions I might add. I'm simply pointing out that we don't necessarily know what the long term effects could be. This likely won't stop me using one though as my eyesight is terrible already.

    Interesting suggestion about the blink trigger, did you have any ideas/knowledge around this or was it just a general concept? I confess I've no idea what prompts us to blink.
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    I'd say virtual reality does have some promising aspects...
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    *cough* VR porn *cough*

    But still, like I'm saying, VR could have some positive applications, such as in education (although more to do with things like driving and flying simulations). Let's see how it goes and reap the benefits/horrors. Of course, we'd need to spend considerable time perfecting it though.
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    (Original post by leafcannon)
    I'd say virtual reality does have some promising aspects...
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    *cough* VR porn *cough*
    But still, like I'm saying, VR could have some positive applications, such as in education (although more to do with things like driving and flying simulations). Let's see how it goes and reap the benefits/horrors. Of course, we'd need to spend considerable time perfecting it though.
    I appreciate your honesty.
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    Personally I think that VR is going to revolutionise the world.
    30 years ago, people believed that people who used computers were geeks and nobodies.
    10 years ago, people believed that people thought that nothing will get more impressive than nokia brick phones.
    nowadays people believe that VR is a technology which will dissapate because we already have smartphones.

    Anyone see the correlation?

    (p.s. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ready-Playe.../dp/0099560437 what I think VR will become)
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    We're already in virtual reality. The fact that we're about to invent virtual reality inside of virtual reality is mad. Where will it end? Perphaps the real question is where does it begin?
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    I hope that some day virtual reality allows us to watch a film from one character's perspective. For example, when watching Harry Potter you could choose to "live" the film through his eyes.
 
 
 
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