If a video game developer removed tumors from players, they'd whine about nerfing their loss in weight and access to radiation powers. -Cracked.com
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Hitler wasn't all bad, I mean, he DID kill Hitler.
An accident is something that you did not mean to do at all. A mistake is something that you regret doing.
In all seriousness, while the chip in the brain thing sounds nice, I doubt that would happen en masse for quite some time. With as much as I enjoy technology, I'm not ready for a chip in my head just to watch a new movie. There's something to be said to sit in a couch with some friends and laughing at the dumb jokes that are in movies these days.
VR's are a likely possibility, but I think perfection of 3D technology will come first. It's good, but there is plenty of room for improvement.
OT: Virtual reality.
Last edited by Tzalix; 2013-01-20 at 11:49 AM.
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Screens will become a thing of the past for gaming.
Probably better implementation of current technology. Specifically Smell-o-vision or having special effects within the movie environment. Car Chases would have the smell of burning rubber, rain on the screen would result in a mist of water being sprayed on the audience. A scene in a restaurant would have all the different smells of food.
until we can mass produce and manipulate on demand holographic technology and working force fields wont get a "holodeck" type environment, Also we do not currently understand enough of how the brain works to start messing with cybernetic implants for direct connection to the net.
At this stage, it's probably like one of those very early touchscreens that needs to re-calibrated every boot-up and still lacks any form accuracy.
And I'm aware that thinkgeek has a product on sale like it, but it's highly impractical. With a phone or a tablet pc you want portability, not extra hardware to carry along, and it's probably highly unreliable due it's dependence of a flat surface.
The next step is probably going towards the eye projection/display like the Oculus Rift or the Google glasses. After that is making the input to the device more convenient, probably by taking the input device or method out of the picture and have it pick up signals directly from your brain, rather than have it rely on voice commands or a controller.
But that's all a long way off, considering how many years we've had voice recognition and how shoddy it still is.
Last edited by Rocketbear; 2013-01-20 at 01:05 PM.
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