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Monday, 14 May 2018

A Look Into Later: 27 Ways To Tell A Story In VR

quote [ Guess what? We have virtual reality now.

Various companies have released goggles, motion tracking technology, omni-directional treadmills. ]

I like it, a nice little look at different ways we may see developers use VR to present their stories. Personally, I've been thinking about doing Ride VR and trying to make 360 videos out of it for youtube.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+3 Interesting]
[by steele@4:52pmGMT] [10 comments]

Friday, 11 May 2018

Nutaku: Sexbot Quality Assurance Simulator Trailer

quote [ A long time ago, Earth was destroyed in a global thermonuclear war.

Soon afterwards, a global sickness started to spread through radioactive contaminated air. Fewer and fewer women were born until, humanity was close to extinction. To escape our dying planet, an Ark was built to find a new home for humanity.

We started to develop artificial females to sustain the population on our long journey. Many years have passed since the first working unit was was produced.

Testing this vital technology is your job. Treat the bot with respect, as improper behavior might spell doom for not just you, but all of humanity. Even it's just a machine, it is imperative to earn their trust and admiration

Be gentle, sensitive, and ensure the survival of the human race.

Your Captain, Hazelhoff ]

LOL! Sorry, had to share. :D
[NSFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+5 Classy Pr0n]
[by steele@6:33pmGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 10 May 2018

CGI ?Influencers? Like Lil Miquela Are About to Flood Your Feeds

quote [ Lil Miquela may be fascinating in her own right, but the rise of digital humans in social media and elsewhere is just getting started. ]

One of the big concerns I've had regarding VR/AR is that as a "metaverse" fleshes itself out, people will spend enough time in VR/AR that they'll be exposed to numerous bots without realizing it. Each bot interaction will allow for more precise data acquisition of a user's behavior creating the ability for these bot controllers to hone their bot's approach until the perfect customized marketing tool is created for an individual. Ultimately, this would just be a more advanced version of what facebook is doing with all their custom feeds and things, the danger comes from the immersive nature of the tech and the exponentially greater amount of data exposure.

Speaking of... Oculus Research Is Rebranded Facebook Reality Lab

Chet Faliszek, former Valve VR evangelist goes on a twitter rant about facebook's data collection

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+5 Interesting]
[by steele@6:57pmGMT] [16 comments]

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Oriental Science Fiction Valley is Go!

quote [ This weekend, a VR-only theme park opened in Guizhou, China. One of the park?s centrepieces, however, is not virtual but a towering Transformers-style robot statue. Featuring 35 virtual reality attractions, Oriental Science Fiction Valley opened on April 29. Other theme parks have VR rides, but Oriental Science Fiction Valley uses virtual reality on all its attractions. ]

Come to a park to pretend you are not there.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+5 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@5:48pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 30 April 2018

Offline Only

quote [ What if certain content required us to disconnect? ]

Nifty but a tad pretentious.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+3 Funsightful]
[by Paracetamol@5:51pmGMT] [10 comments]

Force Jacket: Pneumatically-Actuated Jacket for Embodied

quote [ Immersive experiences seek to engage the full sensory system in ways that words, pictures, or touch alone cannot. ]

Using pneumatics for haptic feedback similar to the HaptX glove, but again not looking all that portable with a massive compressor on standby. Still cool tho.

Also, It looks like Apple is finally getting in to the VR/AR mix with a wireless 8k headset predicted for 2020
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2 Interesting]
[by steele@5:44pmGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Experience In Virtual Reality What It Feels Like To Die In World's First 'Suicide Machine'

quote [ Death could be as easy, quick, and painless as simply pressing a button. At least, that?s what the creator of the world?s first 3D-printed ?suicide machine? intends for the future. ]

Sayonara oh suicide hari kari
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:26amGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Virtual Reality Gives Oregon Patients, Doctors Pain Treatment Alternative To Opioids

quote [ Oregon's largest health care providers see both promise and challenges in virtual reality as a non-opioid treatment for pain.  ]

Yay! I got my desktop VR working so now I'm all hyped up on imaginary experiences.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+5 Good]
[by steele@12:19amGMT] [24 comments]

Monday, 9 April 2018

Unveiling Project North Star

quote [ The coming of virtual reality has signaled a great moment in the history of our civilization. We have found in ourselves the ability to break down the very substrate of reality and create ones anew, entirely of our own design and of our own imaginations. ]

Leap Motion Reveals North Star, an Open-source AR Headset Prototype With Impressive Specs - another article with some more info.

This shit looks like something an owl themed superhero/villain would wear. :D

LeapMotion is the real deal though. I've got their earlier hand tracking unit and used it with an HTC vive about a year ago in such a way that it caused me to disassociate from my hands for about 20 minutes after. Pretty sweet.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2 Interesting]
[by steele@7:46pmGMT] [14 comments]

Sunday, 8 April 2018

I guess I'll talk about Ready Player One

quote [ I've been on the internet long enough to know that in the interest of realism at least 30% of these avatars would be furries... and some of them would be in diapers. ]

I haven't seen the movie yet. I'll probably wait till it's streaming. I'm more of a Snowcrash guy.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+4 Interesting]
[by steele@9:28pmGMT] [57 comments]

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