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Tuesday, June 13, 2023


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Martin K.

A lot of my expectations for virtual reality were shaped by the original "Tron" film from 1982.

On TV, my early favourite is "Ship in a Bottle" from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (12th episode of 6th season, 1993).

"The Matrix" from 1999 was nothing less than a cinematographic revolution.

"Ender's Game" from 2013 might be one of the most underrated virtual world films.

More recently, I was enjoying the Amazon series "Upload" (much more than the similarly themed Black Mirror episode "San Junipero").

I'm not sure whether "The Peripheral" counts as a virtual world series. The first few episodes are a wild ride in any case.

Ariane Barnes

Back in the 90's when VR was still science fiction, some strange VR TV shows were released. The best was a mini-series called "Wild Palms" (1993) which I haven't seen in years, but available on You Tube in beautiful 4:3 ratio 480p video. The premise is that in 2007 a technology involving VR goggles and designer drugs would allow a person to travel anywhere experience it in all 5 senses. Virtual sex was the primary motivation of course.

An even goofier show was VR5, a TV series based on the premise that a woman was able to read people's minds by getting them on the phone and connecting to them via VR.

Wagner James Au

Good recommendation, I (sorta) remember that one as being really cool!

Eduardo Previdelli - Brazil

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Soda Sullivan

I have really enjoyed "The Peripheral" both for its dazzling portrayal of the issues involved in dealing with a travelling into a new world while having one foot firmly planted in another. White the world's in The Peripheral are not exactly virtual and ore more jumps in time, all the basic dilemma's and fascinations are there and still apply.

One thing I did like about RPO the Movie is that it did show the classism that will be involved in how we enter virtual worlds, with the rich having access to the latest and greatest technology and the working class having to hack and trade their way in.

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