Tag: virtual reality

The Fear of the Negligence

     It has occurred to me for a while now that people tend to drift over time from less to more positive stimulation. We used to eat food off the ground which we gathered, guided by our tastes. Then, we started to manipulate those taste sensations by manipulating the food we put in our mouths. Now, with the chemistry of cooking, we balance individual flavors like salty, sweet, and umami, in order to create pleasing psychological sensations: positive stimulations.

     Our entertainment has evolved over time. We began with spoken stories, passed through word of mouth, to books which allowed for the convenience of being spatially and temporally removed from the story teller.… Read the rest

Oculus Rift: The Future of Gaming?

Virtual reality has long been the stuff of fantasy in the world of games and gamers; a matter of dreams and science fiction. In some respects, true, stepping-into-another-world virtual reality represents the pinnacle of video games and an overall technological goal in the industry. Small steps have been made towards this goal, perhaps, if the definition of virtual reality is broadened. Second Life offers up some of the ambition and goals of virtual reality, but is a stilted overall experience that is now quite dated. Recent video games with enhanced high definition graphics and increasingly sophisticated immersion techniques, while not attempting true virtual reality, have created worlds for gamers that come alive in their own respect.… Read the rest