Can see soooo much good and bad with these.
The porn would be epic, even for the people with the truly sick and twisted fetishes without ever hurting anyone. For me, it would be a lot of Asians and a few Blacks and Red Heads.
The games would be equally epic from the sports games down to fighting, hunting and especially the RPGs. For me, I would have fun being a druid in WoW VMMORPG as well as Skyrim and the Ghost Recon and Unreal games would be a blast as would the old Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater and so many other games where I could literally hunt and stalk my prey.
Military training would be literally 100% like the real thing up until the point of death as with virtually any major job that requires training for safety, assuming it isn't automated away which it probably will be.
Could be used to effectively capture and torture people with no hope of fighting back or trap them in a world of your own design and possibly use it to trick people into giving up information they would never willingly give up. Great for interrogations though when they don't even realize they are still there and attempt to go about their routine.
Both good and bad: Prison systems utilizing it would be pretty well escape proof and perfectly safe while the prisoners are forced to serve our their time and nothing they can do will endanger anyone or allow them to break the rules.
This technology, if/when implemented, will have make great positive and negative uses, unfortunately it will probably be used for all of them.
That is what I think about the video games : VRMMO's are their future! I just hope I can play them before anything REALLY BAD happen like a nightmarish 2 years of forced playing for survival...
It's not only possible, but regardless of what you may be aware of, is being funded and researched by the American government (possibly others as well I don't know). While it is not at all true virtual reality at this point, high level military personnel are often trained using soft VR. There was a show about in on the Military channel not between 5-7 years ago. Knowing that our technology is getting better and better, and that the government (again at least in the US) has technology much superior to what they let us know of, it wouldn't be surprising to me if these soft VR training programs are getting closer and closer to the real deal.
Of course, how close they are to true VR is debatable, and I don't think that anyone would seriously think we have true and complete VR. However, the possibility is there, and is quite likely. How it relates to gaming though is more difficult to predict. I would hope that the last industry to have it would be the video game industry, as they are probably the last that truly needs the technology. Where as the medical, military, and teaching fields could make so much more use out of it. In the end it all depends on who funds it publicly, and whether or not once it is successful if they sell it out to the government for big money, or actually release it.
Until they invent a way to make VR something that doesn't f**k up your head from playing it for long periods, I don't see anything good from making it a reality. ,
Sitting around with headgear on with your ears, eyes and nose tapped into a machine, doing so for hours on end each day will cause more health risks then being sat at a monitor all day.
Sure. In the future we'll have harnessed quantum computing to its full potential! So it should be a breeze.
In our lifetime, however? Well, better get to work on shutting down human aging.
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I'd rather die doing what I love AND helping others to get their lives back than just be wired up for weeks in a hospital and die of some obscure medical cause.
Don't think it will be possible untill we learn more about the brain and how to interact with it.
For virtual reality we would literally need to feed our senses fake information.