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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Alejux Re:No nerds left on Slashdot! (182 comments)

Do 10 minutes of Titans of Space, and you'll see the potential for education. Imagine the same technology applied to history, biology, geography. Going with your class through a crowded street of ancient Rome. Visiting different cities in other countries, seeing the customs and cultures. Travelling through the human body and going inside cells and organs. All this, not just looking at an abstract representation of those (flat screen), but actually feeling you're there.

5 days ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Alejux Re:No nerds left on Slashdot! (182 comments)

PM me in 5 years, and if there aren't at least 100 million people owing VR HMD's, I'll eat my shorts.

5 days ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Alejux Re:why? (182 comments)

Unless you want students to have sex with each other, visual and audio stimulation, with limited hand haptics, good hand and facial tracking and binaural audio is all you need for what's been proposed. All this will be easily obtainable within 5 years or less.

5 days ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Alejux Re:No nerds left on Slashdot! (182 comments)

You contradict yourself. The clunkiness of cars, radios and TV only proves that a good concept is only waiting for the technology to catch up. VR is a great concept, which until now was not feasible. But it's starting to become feasible, and is likely to have massive adoption in 5-10 years, which will definitely include usage in education and surgence of virtual classrooms (as suggested by Oculus' CEO).

5 days ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Alejux Re:No nerds left on Slashdot! (182 comments)

Let me guess. You never tried a VR done right, and pretty much dismisses the entire concept as a failure. I would really like to see your reaction when actually experience the sense of "presence" in VR for the first time.

5 days ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Alejux Re:No nerds left on Slashdot! (182 comments)

I think he was referring to people with complete lack of imagination, and who think they know everything about VR just because they tried some clunky low-resolution 3-pound helmet back in the 90's and haven't even had the decency to try the DK2 before condemning VR as an eternal fad.

5 days ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Alejux Re:why? (182 comments)

No, a computer monitor is not enough. It's one thing to watch something on a screen, it's another to be in another world or environment. Also, you can't socialize much using a monitor. The most you can do is use text messages and awkward videos. With VR, you can interact with other, as if you were in the real world, while walking in some street in ancient Rome, or cruising on a ship traveling through the human body, or the solar system.

5 days ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Alejux Re:No nerds left on Slashdot! (182 comments)

I agree. It's sad to see this level of luddism and ignorance in slashdot comments. It seems common these days.

5 days ago
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Scientists Developing Remote-Control Cyborg Moths

Alejux Finally! (27 comments)

I was starting to wonder when they would get to it...

about a month ago
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60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

Alejux Re: It's a Samsung Note (67 comments)

The key word is positional. Makes the world of difference.

about a month ago
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60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

Alejux Re:It's a Samsung Note (67 comments)

So the flawless ultra low latency positional head tracking, the low-persistent display and the SDK with time warping and all other optimizations that will likely come from Oculus mean nothing, right? Good luck with your Durovis Dive and your Cardboard box HMD.

about a month ago
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How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

Alejux Re:Kill the researcher (218 comments)

This is NOT a fcking biological warfare research! For fucksake, read about the research! It's about understanding why the Spanish Flu was so deadly. This research helped us identify the genes which made that disease so deadly in the first place, so we have a better fighting chance to prevent other similar diseases from killing millions of people like that one did.

about a month ago
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How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

Alejux Re:Safest approach (218 comments)

The best way to protect the human race from future occurrences of deadly pathogens, such as ebola and Spanish flu, is to study them and understand why they are so deadly so we can find ways we can counteract them if similar epidemics occur in the future.

about a month ago
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How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

Alejux Re:The solution is quite simple... (218 comments)

No one made the Spanish Flu, yet it appeared and killed millions of people. This type of study, while dangerous if not done safely, will help protect us from future occurrences of similar types of virus. The best way we can protect ourselves from an enemy, if to understand them. This is much needed research.

about a month ago
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2D To 3D Object Manipulation Software Lends Depth to Photographs

Alejux What sorcery is this?! (76 comments)

I ask you!

about a month and a half ago
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iFixit Takes Apart the Oculus Rift DK2, Finds Galaxy Note 3 Display Inside

Alejux Re:Surprise? (57 comments)

The CV1 may be another beast all together. With FB's backing, they'll have enough resources to order custom panels from Samsung, instead of having to rely on Samsung's mobile phone products.

about 1 month ago
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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Alejux Games just need to be slower when in VR (154 comments)

It's not that FPS games don't work, it's just that they have to be designed differently in order to create presence, and provide a pleasant experience, something that running around and jumping like crazy will not do.

about 2 months ago
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MP Says 'Failed' Piracy Warnings Should Escalate To Fines & Jail

Alejux You wouldn't... (135 comments)

...steal a handbag. You wouldn’t steal a car. You wouldn’t steal a baby. You wouldn’t shoot a policeman. And then steal his helmet. You wouldn’t go to the toilet in his helmet. And then send it to the policeman’s grieving widow. And then steal it again!

about 3 months ago
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Dell Exec Calls HP's New 'Machine' Architecture 'Laughable'

Alejux I for one... (173 comments)

...am super excited to see what kind of algorithms and applications could benefit from this kind of architecture: artificial intelligence, computer vision, ray-tracing, etc...

about 3 months ago

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