[FoRK] Project Glass
Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Fri Apr 6 06:51:07 PDT 2012
Ah, but VR is virtual, AR is real.
On 4/5/2012 9:29 PM, Damien Morton wrote:
> I actually met Timothy Leary as he travelled Australia promoting Virtual
> Reality sometime in the late 80s.
> I was working for a computer games company, doing Nintendo games, and
> Nintendo had just come out with their Powerglove device and semi VR
> goggles. We got roped into "supporting" Tim's vision, which he sold to
> wealthy businessmen and thought leaders for $500 a plate.
> Somehow I always associated VR with dolphin fuckers and whale assisted
> communication enablers for the disabled, because Tim seemed to have an
> inordinate number of those people following him around.
> Anyway, I got disinvited from the whole shebang, because I was pointing out
> how ridiculous the whole concept of virtual reality on 8-bit Nintendo was,
> and that we were a generation or two from being able to do this on any
> reasonable scale.
> Its really a curse, being right.
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