So... about Virtual Reality...

#1TheSmartBlondePosted 2/6/2013 9:37:05 PM
I remember in the 90s there was always big discussions about it. Nintendo's Virtual Boy was a flop, but it wasn't real VR to begin with. I'm talking about the technology similar to what we saw in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space 9. Now it is never brought up.

Think we will ever see Virtual Reality in our lifetimes?
#2icarus231Posted 2/6/2013 9:48:18 PM
TheSmartBlonde posted...
I remember in the 90s there was always big discussions about it. Nintendo's Virtual Boy was a flop, but it wasn't real VR to begin with. I'm talking about the technology similar to what we saw in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space 9. Now it is never brought up.

Think we will ever see Virtual Reality in our lifetimes?


i was at an intel conference where they talked about some of the not for consumer processor prototypes and they said the could handle the computing power required for a "holodeck" but the technology to actually implement it is well beyond anything remotely possible in the foreseeable future
#3FoppePosted 2/7/2013 1:25:15 AM
I remember when we had VR powered by a Amiga 3000 back in 1991...
Thinking about it, the DS is more powerful than that...
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#4BuretsuPosted 2/7/2013 1:28:48 AM
Star Trek virtual reality? Not going to happen in a hundred years. That's not even "Oh, hey, here's a cool image you can see from every angle!" that's "Hey, look, we made food from solidified bits of light that taste like the real thing and sate your hunger but which disappear the second you pass through an arbitrary barrier!"
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no i tried resetting game i even start violent slamming cartridge on wall but all it does make static noise when i put into DS, the problem not fix! -ReconUnit
#5Maxx_the_SlashPosted 2/7/2013 1:31:54 AM
TheSmartBlonde posted...
I remember in the 90s there was always big discussions about it. Nintendo's Virtual Boy was a flop, but it wasn't real VR to begin with. I'm talking about the technology similar to what we saw in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space 9. Now it is never brought up.

Think we will ever see Virtual Reality in our lifetimes?


Holodecks would be sweeeeeeeeet. I'm all for food replicators too.
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#6kaiser ryuPosted 2/7/2013 1:36:49 AM
Buretsu posted...
Star Trek virtual reality? Not going to happen in a hundred years. That's not even "Oh, hey, here's a cool image you can see from every angle!" that's "Hey, look, we made food from solidified bits of light that taste like the real thing and sate your hunger but which disappear the second you pass through an arbitrary barrier!"


I always wondered what would happen if Quark's nephew or whatever had stayed on the holodeck. Part of me wonders if the it might replicate food in with the fake stuff. Or, further, how does the holodeck process sexual relations? It's mentioned a few times to be one of the many uses. I guess the reasonable assumption would be it just doesn't do anything.

So, what happens when three friends on a holodeck program wander off in three separate directions for days upon days. Just booking it for miles in simulated land then a fourth walks in and says "computer end program". How the hell would that be handled? Does it separately make illusions for the three people as the feasibility of their separation becomes diminished?
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#7FoppePosted 2/7/2013 1:37:39 AM
I bet that the porn industry will release the first holodecks.
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#8BuretsuPosted 2/7/2013 1:43:15 AM
kaiser ryu posted...
Buretsu posted...
Star Trek virtual reality? Not going to happen in a hundred years. That's not even "Oh, hey, here's a cool image you can see from every angle!" that's "Hey, look, we made food from solidified bits of light that taste like the real thing and sate your hunger but which disappear the second you pass through an arbitrary barrier!"


I always wondered what would happen if Quark's nephew or whatever had stayed on the holodeck. Part of me wonders if the it might replicate food in with the fake stuff. Or, further, how does the holodeck process sexual relations? It's mentioned a few times to be one of the many uses. I guess the reasonable assumption would be it just doesn't do anything.

So, what happens when three friends on a holodeck program wander off in three separate directions for days upon days. Just booking it for miles in simulated land then a fourth walks in and says "computer end program". How the hell would that be handled? Does it separately make illusions for the three people as the feasibility of their separation becomes diminished?


Well, they say in-series that the holodecks use tricks such as dampening of sound and manipulation of light to simulate distance and what basically amounts to treadmills on the floor so you could walk in one direction for days, moving hundreds of simulated miles, but actually not moving more than a couple of feet in any one direction.
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no i tried resetting game i even start violent slamming cartridge on wall but all it does make static noise when i put into DS, the problem not fix! -ReconUnit
#9FoppePosted 2/7/2013 1:48:30 AM
Didn't the first TNG episode have Riker walking around a forest searching for Data?
He must have walked a distance much bigger than the room itself.
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#10kaiser ryuPosted 2/7/2013 2:04:15 AM
The first episode also kept Wesley wet after exiting the holodeck.
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