[FoRK] Project Glass

Gmail lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 08:26:35 PDT 2012


Indeed. VR is dead. AR is really important.

The first AR I saw was in The Terminator. Was it in fiction before then? Is there a inventor?

On Apr 6, 2012, at 6:51, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:

> Ah, but VR is virtual, AR is real.
> 
> Greg
> 
> 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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