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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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JohnC

I am continually surprised at my instinctive negative reaction to these new breed of VR sales videos.
I have always considered myself to be a full on advocate of Virtual worlds. Even to the extent of imagining one day the opportunity to disappear completely into one, or to build such places for others.
But this whole new trip seems to sickeningly commercial, like being force fed by a bunch of over excited billionaires, who are determined to do whatever it takes to make money back on their investments, while telling us all the time that they are only doing it out of the goodness of their hearts for our benefit. Their creepy method is to act as if the revolution has already happened, attempting to make, especially the younger generation, feel as if they are already late to the party and they need to catch up fast. It has such a negative effect on me to know that it has all turned for now into just a huge money pit, where the wealthy hope to feed upon the stupidity of the easily led. If HR Giger were still alive he would have already spotted the similarity of the new VR headsets to his face huger aliens. The similarity is striking, the only difference is that the tube that usually goes down the throat is now diverted to the victims wallet sucking it dry while the victim is lost in childish wonder. There must be a child in the crowd somewhere who can see that the king is naked.

sirhc deSantis

If you think the work Giger did for Alien is apt then you have a whole meat/machine world to erm explore :)

I believe the term is NSFW

http://tinyurl.com/jykz2vx

JohnC

It is difficult to find futuristic art or media of any kind that is not influenced by either Giger or Scotts interpretation of PKD Blade Runner. I knew of Giger when computers were glorified calculators.

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