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    Virtual Reality | The Future Is Here.

    I would like to announce that today my mind was blown. No, I did not finally figure out Said's Pythagoras equation, nor did I see the Isle of Man from Winter Hill. I used a VR Headset... holy s**t!

    My nephew and nieces have been on to this VR wizardry for some time now and I had previously brushed off their attempts to place a large plastic box over my head making me look like some kind of cheap Halloween cyborg, but today I gave in and I can not imagine ever watching anything in 2D again. The experience is unbelievable, with surround sound headphones I was practically in the movie!. I didn't want to take it off. Amazing technology, give it a go if you haven't already. One word of advice: Make sure you are sat down to begin with, it can be a little disorientating at first. TC
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    I've had one for a couple of years :-)

    VR motor racing for the win.

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    I thought I was posting on it.
    Last edited by Hamble; 23/08/2019 at 05:38 PM.

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    I think the future for our grandkids is frightening.
    Devil in disguise,

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiplash View Post
    I think the future for our grandkids is frightening.
    Why? because the can experience the impossible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamble View Post
    I thought I was posting on it.

    Ha!Ha! Nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiplash View Post
    I think the future for our grandkids is frightening.
    To us and the World as we know it - it may appear so - but developments do not all happen at once, and people come to accept each piece of new technology over time. Victorians had no knowledge of computers, mobile phones, televisions etc., yet we use these constantly. In the future virtual reality may reach a stage where objects/people can be formed right in front of you. People will have no need to go on holiday, even? Vehicles may become a thing of the past, or roads will become redundant? There may be no work for the majority of folk as automation takes over completely? What else can you see may change?

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    My eyes were opened well and truly a quarter of a century ago at Disneyworld when you were whisked into space via virtual reality. I can't imagine how much better it must be 25 years on. I think I may be investing for my grandchildren to have a go if they can get me off it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by said View Post
    Victorians had no knowledge of computers, mobile phones, televisions etc., yet we use these constantly.?
    Victorians? There are those who post on here who grew up without any of these!
    Age is simply a matter of mind - age doesn't matter if you don't mind

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    its only used by people that are either too lazy stupid or scared to do the real thing....myself and friends did some crazy dangerous adventurous things when younger....on mountains, seas, planes, motorbikes, fast cars, traveled world wide on a shoestring and had real life experiences.....once you have done the real thing vr is laughable and pathetic, i feel sorry that our youths horizons end at the end of their noses..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek H View Post
    Victorians? There are those who post on here who grew up without any of these!
    How true! I can't remember what year we got our first TV, but I know we didn't have one for the coronation in 1953. My mum's friend had a 14" TV, her living room was packed like a sardine tin on coronation day.

    Mobile phone... ha! Many of us didn't even have a land line. Once again I can't recall what year we got one. I do remember that it was the inevitable party line. Up until that time it was a phone box and press button A

    Computers, calculators came much later. One of the benefits of being taught and working with figures during that era, is that I can still do mental arithmetic. Amazingly enough it's quicker for me to add columns of figures in my head than it is to use a calculator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seivad View Post

    Mobile phone... ha! Many of us didn't even have a land line. Once again I can't recall what year we got one. I do remember that it was the inevitable party line. Up until that time it was a phone box and press button A

    1977. My sister and I paid for one to be installed as a prezzy for my Mum & Dad's silver wedding. I even remember the phone number.

    And a wrought iron 'phone seat' in the hall.

    Long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thediscovolante View Post
    its only used by people that are either too lazy stupid or scared to do the real thing....myself and friends did some crazy dangerous adventurous things when younger....on mountains, seas, planes, motorbikes, fast cars, traveled world wide on a shoestring and had real life experiences.....once you have done the real thing vr is laughable and pathetic, i feel sorry that our youths horizons end at the end of their noses..
    LOL, says someone who's never used VR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thediscovolante View Post
    its only used by people that are either too lazy stupid or scared to do the real thing....myself and friends did some crazy dangerous adventurous things when younger....on mountains, seas, planes, motorbikes, fast cars, traveled world wide on a shoestring and had real life experiences.....once you have done the real thing vr is laughable and pathetic, i feel sorry that our youths horizons end at the end of their noses..
    What a load of old claptrap, I think anyone would like to have enough money to do whatever takes their fancy but things like marriage children mortgages jobs somewhat take priority. If there is something you would love to do or see but maybe can't for various reasons because of the above or maybe because of disability VR is a marvellous opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toodles McGinty View Post
    1977. My sister and I paid for one to be installed as a prezzy for my Mum & Dad's silver wedding. I even remember the phone number.

    And a wrought iron 'phone seat' in the hall.

    Long time ago.
    De rigueur at the time! I don't know about your mum and dad's house, but in ours the hall wasn't a great spot to put it, too far from the living room. It was put there anyway, and meant a mad dash to get to the bloody thing when it rang.

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