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Charlie506
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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.

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DarthTyrannausarus
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Nope. Nuff said.

thepyro222
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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)

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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

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

FishPreferred
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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.

Jacen96
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What is real? How do you define real?

~~~Darth Caedus

FishPreferred
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What is real? How do you define real?


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