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Monday, 29 November 2021

Dreams are a precious resource. Don?t let advertisers hack them

quote [ Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulation. ]

Lol, this essay might as well be my arguments against Facebook buying Oculus years ago. Major parallels with the future of VR and Biometrics. Fun times ahead!
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@11:43pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

I ran across an entire CONTINENT in VR with an Omni-Direction Treadmill

quote [ Hello! Today I challenge myself to run across the entire Skyrim map from bottom to top.. entirely in VR with an Omnidirectional Treadmill. Total distance is very approximately calculated to 13 miles, give or take a few, all in one go. This was one of the harder VR challenges I have done, especially because of the nature of a Katwalk C. The real question is, what breaks first? Me or the Omnidirectional treadmill? ]

I would very much like to try one of these.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2]
[by steele@10:53pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Touching the digital world with haptic gloves

quote [ helping the computer to accurately understand and reflect the wearer?s hand movements, and reproducing a range of complex, nuanced sensations for the wearer such as pressure, texture, and vibration to create the effect of feeling a virtual object with your hands ]

While Steele was rescuing SE, Facebook did this
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Informative]
[by yunnaf@1:33pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Something isn't right about Meta's Metaverse

quote [ Hello, today I break down Facebook change to Meta and Meta's commitment to the metaverse. There is so much to unpack here. One one hand Meta is offering to build our virtual world and provide jobs and money to anyone and everyone in it. On the other hand, this isn't yours our my metaverse. This isn't built by the people for the people. This doesn't feel right and there is everything at stake here. Please let me know your thoughts. ]

Mostly a good watch about how Facebook is basically trying to hijack the future of the internet... Essentially in the same way that Microsoft tried to own the web with Internet Explorer now that I think about it. They failed long term, but fucked things up for the rest of us a lot in the process and Facebook has much more of a hold on things than Microsoft did back then.

Sadly, no one could have seen this coming. /s

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2]
[by steele@2:30pmGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 30 October 2021

Do these photos look real to you? Your answer could be cause for concern. And that?s terrifying.

quote [ Photographer Jonas Bendiksen takes a look at the town of Veles, North Macedonia, and its role in manufacturing fake news in a new book that raises important questions ? with a twist. ]

The deepfake future is terrifying. This is a pretty brilliant demonstration of the dangers.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Interesting]
[by hellboy@8:49pmGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 27 September 2021

The BEST VR Headset in the WORLD - I CAN'T GO BACK!

quote [ This is the Varjo XR3, legit the best VR and XR headset I have ever used. Some of my experiences in this video could be categorized as a life changing experience, especially in the Virtual World. This was one of the coolest devices I have ever used. I want to thank Foxguard solutions for letting me borrow this headset for a while to make a video. ]

I really, really, really, really want to try one of these. The Varjo headsets keep getting better and better.

Humble Bundle is running their Fall VR Bundle with some decent games.

Fanatical also has a VR bundle which is really good given how inexpensive it is.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+4]
[by steele@5:40pmGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 6 September 2021

Mercedes-Benz has a car that can read your mind

quote [ Mercedes-Benz's Vision AVTR concept vehicle can now read the driver's mind via a brain-computer interface. ]

Mind reading is a bit of a stretch, but this looks to be using the NextMind which is a basic BCI that monitors your occipital lobe for specific visual patterns in order to detect what you're looking at. It made the rounds on a number of VR youtube channels in the past year or so. I put some in the extended. Pretty cool, but not the advanced frontal lobe stuff I'm interested in. This looks to be a good usage for it as it seems geared for UI.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@9:09pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 16 August 2021

Sam & Max's PC VR Demo Returns To Steam

quote [ Still wondering about Sam & Max but don't have an Oculus Quest? You've got another chance to try the demo for the upcoming PC VR version now. ]

The 90's were a weird time. Got this downloading to check out later.
Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual! on Steam

"My concern is that companies are anticipating the metaverse"
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@6:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Gabe Newell: Alyx Ending 'Right For Where Half-Life's Going'

quote [ Gabe Newell says Half-Life: Alyx's ending was the "right progression for where we're going with Half-Life." HMM. ]

lol. Half Life 4 confirmed.

I've been playing HL:A mod C17YSCAPE this past week. It's quite good. The level design and lighting is pretty on par with regular Alyx and the pacing and fighting isn't half bad either. I think I've got about a good 6 hours on it so far. Plus all the bhaptics Alyx mods still work on it, which is a major bonus.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@4:32pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 18 June 2021

Three big questions about Facebook?s new VR ads

quote [ The gap between Facebook and Oculus gets even smaller. ]

Facebook is now putting ads in VR? How unlikely and unexpected!

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+3]
[by steele@7:14pmGMT] [4 comments]

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