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Is "virtual reality" real?

Posted Jun 25, '14 at 10:21am

Charlie506

Charlie506

1,319 posts

A lot of people are talking about "being in a game." I actually have one virtual reality headset (NOT THE VIRTUAL BOY) made from Sony. A pic:

http://applemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/sony-set-release-personal-3d-virtual-reality-visor-playstation-3-blu-ray-player-devices.jpg

It kind of looks like a shoe. xD.. Mine works perfectly, and it feels like I'm in the game! Even though it's not 100% because the figure/character in the video game walks and you can't walk. (unless your in an empty room) Other than that, I love it!

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The main question here is: Is "virtual reality" real? Will it improve? I think someone already made this topic. If not, I don't think think thread is going nowhere.


last edited Jun 25 2014 10:28 am by Charlie506
 

Posted Jun 27, '14 at 6:05pm

DarthTyrannausarus

DarthTyrannausarus

538 posts

Nope. Nuff said.

 

Posted Jun 30, '14 at 11:05am

thepyro222

thepyro222

2,237 posts

They're working on it. If you check out oculus rift, they have some really cool stuff going on, including a VR headset and a treadmill that will let you run in any direction, including strafing, and I think their working on jumping and crouching too. I think eventually, we'll have something like the movie Gamer. (minus the actual people killing each other)

 

Posted Jul 1, '14 at 2:11pm

DidactUnbound

DidactUnbound

384 posts

Asking if something virtual exists in reality is like asking "if I wake up does that mean I was asleep?" I understand the question, I just felt like poking fun at the contradicting title "is virtual reality real," and to answer your question(to the best of my ability) yes and no. OCULUS RIFT

 

Posted Jul 2, '14 at 10:48pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

10,108 posts

Video games are a virtual reality in it of themselves. So yes

 

Posted Jul 2, '14 at 11:43pm

FishPreferred

FishPreferred

2,155 posts

No. "Virtual" means seeming to be, but not actually being something, whereas "reality" is the state or quality of being real. Actual = real, so virtual reality is "something that seems real, but really isn't". If it is not reality, it can only be a ficticious construct. Therefore, virtual reality does not exist.


last edited Jul 02 2014 11:45 pm by FishPreferred
 

Posted Jul 3, '14 at 3:38pm

Jacen96

Jacen96

3,175 posts

What is real? How do you define real?

~~~Darth Caedus

 

Posted Jul 3, '14 at 11:36pm

FishPreferred

FishPreferred

2,155 posts

What is real? How do you define real?


Existing as a non-ficticious thing; being factual, rather than hypothetial.
 

Posted Jul 4, '14 at 2:50am

Drink

Drink

1,653 posts

full on virtual reality probably wont ever exist in this life time, it would be really fun to hook up some wires and a helmet, lay down and be in a complete open world game, i could spend hours in that. but it would be too hard to make with current technology

 
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