Is virtual reality a meme?

massdebater
massdebater

Is virtual reality a meme?

Do you see a future huge business opportunity as more adn more people start embracing it?

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ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@massdebater
Sex industry will bank

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Not with the current gen

The expensive headsets with nothing but hallway simulator games will only be a niche market

VR will eventually be something magical, but it's not happening with the Rift or Vive

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@StrangeWizard
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Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@StrangeWizard
Also people don't like being tethered to a desktop PC which is required with the current gen. You can't even relax on your living room couch or bed with it.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@ZeroReborn
Have you ever experienced VR porn? seems like an interesting concept.

@StrangeWizard
@Garbage Can Lid

That's what im thinking. It's one thing to be able to look around in a game, which is still really cool, but at the end of the day you're just sitting in a chair with a controller.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@StrangeWizard
Kind of this.

But it still might pay to get in it now, since with a few years it WILL be better.

That being said... The right experience, even with current shitty resolutions, IS pretty damn cool.

@Booteefool
Think VR porn in particular requires much higher quality displays. The things that will work on current gen are stylised/cartoon graphics.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@massdebater
As soon as you can get decent VR porn it will take the fuck off.

Give it a decade or so.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

I tried a current gen samsung model at a best buy a while ago. It was showing a replay of a basketball game and it was very immersive like you were sitting in the bleachers.

I believe in 3-5 years that there will be hundreds of a entry level and premium headsets on the market due to TV/Netflix watching alone.

idontknow
idontknow

Fuck VR.
Look up augmented reality.
That's where it's at, because you can still walk around and see shit, so make commutes fun and / or educational.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Raving_Cute
imagine if they sell "virtual" courtside seats to basketball games. can do this for all sorts of things even watching a brand new movie at the theatre "virtually"

@idontknow
That's really cool. if they can make a pair of stylish sunglasses that have these capabilities then I think it would be huge. Or even in a contact lense lol but that will take much MUCH longer.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Flameblow
Google is fucking around with this and their Google Glass.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@ZeroReborn
Yes it will, it already has started

@Booteefool
@BunnyJinx

VR porn is already here if you use the samsung gear VR with a samsung galaxy s6 or better phone.

To put it bluntly... it's the most significant advance in the industry since the invention of the VCR.

Until you see it, you won't believe it.

askme
askme

porn games-> even more porn addictions-> vr porn rehab centers.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

It will be huge. Sick of fucking your fat ugly wife? Slap on the VR goggles and now youre fucking some hot celeb/ pornstar.

Or... Rent the cheapest whore you can find. Throw on the goggles and go to town on whatever anime character your pathetic ass obsesses over.

Women are going to fucking hate this since it makes them fuck holes you dont even have to look at anymore.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@massdebater
Engineering undergrad here, did research on VR meme machines. They're a waste of money investment wise rn except for what @ZeroReborn
said.

Avoid them like the plague until at least a huge breakthrough develops.

Illusionz
Illusionz

VR is gonna be massive. Gonna be.

Big companies are already wrapping their tendrils around it. Hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts already have the tech in their houses. It's not a question of if, but when.

It's not ready for the average family yet- but in five years, everyone will want or have one when people can actually afford it. Augmented reality is gonna be more successful in the short term, though. VR is gonna be big, but I think AR is gonna be the Next Big Thing, just by virtue of its more practical nature.

Of course, porn is going to be a massive selling point for this stuff (like it has for every other new medium in existence), but I can see a lot of other applications. Social ones, mainly. Imagine having a business meeting in VR. Or hanging out with your friends across the country, having a lan party/watching a movie/just hanging out in the same room. Or VR Second Life. People significantly underestimate the effect of presence. I've put my GearVR on people's heads just to show them a 360 photo and it's blown their fucking minds.

I mean, most of this stuff already exists. I've gone into AltspaceVR and it's really something else.

One thing that worries me, though, is saturation. So many of these companies are working on their own HMDs, their own walled gardens, that VR as a medium will become subdivided into a lot of closed systems, which have battles over exclusivity. I hope HMDs end up like monitors, not consoles.

farquit
farquit

@TalkBomber
studies show that even blind men prefer women with optimal hip/waist ratio (through feeling alone)

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

The Samsung VR is cool for about 15 minutes when you initially try but then you realize you would never use it regularly

DeathDog
DeathDog

VR will be huge, we're still in the early days of VR with the rift/vive meme goggles.

Wait for Apple, Microsoft and Google to jump on the VR train.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@massdebater
Are you retarded? Of course its not a meme - its going to be bigger than cell phones

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@massdebater
I WANT FULLY IMMERSIVE VR. Until I can touch and smell and hear things like it's the real world I'm not very interested. Too bad I'll be waiting centuries.

Methshot
Methshot

@Illusionz
But how to profit off of it?
Also I like how you wrote about VR, basically the same way I see it

*looks at rift sitting on desk*

Emberfire
Emberfire

@massdebater

invest in amd they are making chips for vr

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Methshot
Start a livestreaming service that gets pro-quality 360 cameras in live event spaces, then sell streaming access to it for events.

That's my main one.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@massdebater
We are gonna need it to escape the hell that is reality

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Emberfire
1.70 to 5 $ in the last 10mnths, cool pick user

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Methshot
game dev

JunkTop
JunkTop

someone just said in another thread that multiplayervr.com is up for auction on flippa.com and only at 20 bucks. that is an opportunity in the field too even for just the domain name.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Deadlyinx
The challenge here is needing oodles of content. Graphical designers and/or film professionals, also possibly original score composers. VR seems like it will be "AAA or GTFO".

Anyone disagree?

viagrandad
viagrandad

people think that they're going to be using a controller for future VR
ayy
https://youtu.be/JAam8nWfrPA?t=105
[spoiler]Shit is actually hilarious to watch[/spoiler]

massdebater
massdebater

@King_Martha
for premium content you can interact with in cool net ways, maybe but you can play regular steam games in 3d 360 virtual reality with just a 90 dollar headset, your smart phone, a pc and a couple programs like (google cardboard enabler, tridef 3d and trinusVR)

it kinda converts the real game into playable immersive VR then stereoscopically streams it to your phone to use like a gear vr type setup but with any phone.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@massdebater
new ways not net ways

askme
askme

@viagrandad
looks really cool but is it practical for home use? home much do you think it will cost? im sure there is a hardcore gamer market that would but it

SniperGod
SniperGod

@askme
Absolutely not and way too much/probably not for sale (arcade/net cafes only, maybe?).

Plus it looks completely absurd to use. Personally I think it MIGHT be cool try but it wouldn't be for the game they're demoing, especially not in the early state it's in. As for the market for this, I'm leaning towards the arcade idea. I can't see this in any home, especially not tiny Japanese ones, and so far this is the only game that seems to have full compatibility with it so there isn't exactly a library to chose from. So in an arcade environment, I can see this thing making money, yeah. Otherwise, I'd be amazed.

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