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October 6th, 2007

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02:07 pm - Visions of The Acceleration: future gaming tech
Here's an absolutely fascinating, but also humorously written article about the next 25 years of console and handheld gaming technology (use this link if the one above doesn't work) The end point pretty much gets to a rather gonzo, but far from unlikely vision of full sensory VR:
"Imagine it. In your lifetime, a magical world where you can actually meet that Burger King mascot, and smell him and feel his robes. As for the porn, well, is it even porn at that stage? It's pretty much just sex. You have sex with the porn lady and when you roll over, there's the Burger King guy to hand you a Whopper in person."
The links are impressive, and include what looks remarkably like a first generation neural interface (or at least the half the receives impulses from the brain) being ready for commercial release in a few years. Here's the company's website. If anything, I'm betting the predictions will be a bit too conservative, and I'm expecting all of the above within 20 years. It's an amazing world.
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Date:October 7th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
That would be really cool, as long as it doesn't fall into the hands of the military and get turned into a torture device. And the Burger King guy needs to stay out of porn, period. :D
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Date:October 8th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
Charlie Stross’ Halting State has some interesting speculation on LARPs and MMORPGs in 2018.

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