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posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 06:12 PM
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Seems the guys over at Sony have discovered a technique to beam "sensory experiences" such as smells, sounds, and images into our brain. Just imagine the future of video games! Virtual reality is coming
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The technique could one day be used to create video games in which you can smell, taste, and touch, or to help people who are blind or deaf.

The U.S. patent, granted to Sony researcher Thomas Dawson, describes a technique for aiming ultrasonic pulses at specific areas of the brain to induce "sensory experiences" such as smells, sounds and images.

"The pulsed ultrasonic signal alters the neural timing in the cortex," the patent states. "No invasive surgery is needed to assist a person, such as a blind person, to view live and/or recorded images or hear sounds."


Full Story - Source: CNN




posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 06:41 PM
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Well I, for one, find this to be very revolutionary! Imagining the blind being able to 'see' is truly powerful.



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 06:44 PM
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Suffice to say Playstation games are gonna get A LOT more fun! First person games especially.

It's a long way off, I'm sure, and there's bound to be all sorts of legal battles, but I think the best part is that it's a game company doing this.



Also, DrHoracid's Thread, with a different spin.

[edit on 4/8/2005 by Amorymeltzer]



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 06:47 PM
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Huh, interesting.

I wonder what first person shooters will be like in a couple years..

Imagine storming the beaches of Normandy w/ the smells, sights, tastes..hmm..

One concern those is the negative uses of this:

1) Too realistic
2) Control of the Populace - It could be implemented in many different ways to control people...

However, all that remains to be seen...

-wD



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 07:11 PM
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It seems that Science fiction is becoming Science Fact. I would wonder what would happen after they fully develop these methods. For example, if you are shot would you feel the pain? If so then this technology could be very dangerous if put in the wrong hands.

On the other hand if used for good it would possibly be the biggest revolution in virtual reality. Just imagine playing a video game and actually tasting, smelling, feeling everything around you. That would be surreal. It would blow peoples minds.



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
Suffice to say Playstation games are gonna get A LOT more fun! First person games especially.

It's a long way off, I'm sure, and ther's bound to be all sorts of legal battles, but I think the best part is that it's a game company doing this.


I bet the porn industry will profit the most from it.



posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 08:43 PM
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it would if it could get ahold of the technology. But if you read the entire article, they're trying to patent something there not even sure if it works. I guess they were serious when they had those Advertisements for PS2, in which they were showing the future of Playstation with the PS9 allowing for neural interfaces and what looked like nanotechnology. All I know is I'm more excited on finding out what Nintendo has in store for the gaming community with the 'Revolution'. Because odviously if Playstation were to do this it's going to be years in the making.



posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 12:05 AM
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They can make it real. The machine can produce smells, and other senses, and give me some VR goggles that emerses me in a realistic landscape.

But sorry I aint hooking up my brain to a machine. That's too Matrix-y. Let the machine pump out popcorn smell for me, and let the machine shake the ground, but not mess around with that mass in between my ears.

Troy



posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by cybertroy
Let the machine pump out popcorn smell for me, and let the machine shake the ground, but not mess around with that mass in between my ears.


What mass?!


There's no chance anything like that would get on the market without being completely minimal, with complete user control. It'd be regulated nearly to death, and the price would be exorbitant. Nothin' to worry about.

I'm sure, however, the military and other persona would be quite interested.



posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 10:40 PM
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Oops, I meant that empty spot between my ears. I think there is a hamster wheel in there and some cheese dangling from a string.


Troy



posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 11:53 PM
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I think I'll make a game for it.

It will be called "Reality Earth".

People from all over the globe can uplink together like the Online RPG's we have now.

It will be a little different though in that everyone will act as a Client & Limited Server at the same time while the Main server will stay central. That way there can be a shared Domain Reality but allowing for some individual character development to happen outside the attention of others.

The purpose of the Game will be elusive and undefined so that essentially "The true quest of the game is, in the end, the quest itself". The game simply provides the setting.

It is the Human creative input and ability of abstract thought which, when combined with a Basic ground structure, will allow for it to build progressively and in ways that are too random to be designed and computed. In other words, the System Server will be the Universal Laws while the Players are the Chaos which brings the universe to life!

I predict that if one was to construct an "Earth" with the correct set of Limitations & Resources, the Players might even develop toward a technilogical society where they realize that their only means of true freedom would be to construct a large Virtual Reality world that they all could plug into, and then live in that world instead of the real one!!!!"

What do you think???

In the immortal words of J.O.S.H.U.A, "Want to play a Game?"



posted on Apr, 10 2005 @ 12:17 PM
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The whole "use this VR to control us sounds like something from the film "existenz", where it may get to a point where it is hard to tell if you are in a game or VR. A chilling thought.



posted on Apr, 10 2005 @ 12:42 PM
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I think people are taking this way to lightly, and just looking at the fun that can come from this, im a hardcore gamer so belive me im happy to hear it but im also extremely scared.
A world in where they can re-create reality so that u dont know the difference between the two? The real implications of such a thing are as said befor revolutionary. Now give it another 50 years where a VR machine can re-create a total life experience for you, where it gives u the sustanace you need to keep yourself alive in reality, but you are living in a totaly different world. Now the real question that comes from this is what is reality?
If you had the choice of spending say 10g for this machine and to be able to wipe your memory clean of your life now and recreate this fantasy life in a VR machine where you wont know that your are in this machine. Or spend the 10g on putting a deposit on a crappy hosue and to struggle the rest of your life to make ends meat, which one would you choose?
Now i know there will be noble people saying they would rather struggle in reality than to live a fantasy in VR. But i promise that you would not, why struggle in reality? When you can have all the dreams in the world yours in VR, and the best thing is that in VR you wont even know your in VR. So for any movie buffs, imagine dark city/existenze/vanilla sky all mixed into one.

Then there is always the scariest thought of them all, evil governments, corporations and plain old sadistic people. Imagine the things these groups will be able to do with a machine like this. You could re-program someones life.

But hey on the light side of things, i would love to play KOTOR:2 in VR. Being able to do the jedi mind tricks on hot chicks.....



posted on Apr, 10 2005 @ 01:03 PM
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i wonder what would happen if a hacker were to gain control over the respective "console". Maybe they could prevent you from exitting, turn your brain to mush and god knows what else. To me it doesn't seem like it's worth the risk...



posted on Apr, 10 2005 @ 05:11 PM
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Well, wang, I don't know. The idea would be to simply build it and design it so it can't get to that level, and then to regulate it harder than imaginably possible. This is, after all, the mind. It could very well end up being illegal, but we'll have to see.

And who is to say the mind would accept it? Our brains our amazingly powerful, there's no reason why they wouldn't just say 'Screw you fake guys, I'm going home. It's taco night!'


Personally, I'd make myself God and go from there.


apc

posted on Apr, 10 2005 @ 05:31 PM
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Ill just be waiting to laugh my bum off at the first person to seize and die from sensory overload because sending the signals directly to the sensory centers bypassing our natural dampening systems would be pretty dangerous. Just imagine it... she arches her back screaming "OH GOD" while you go into neurolytic shock (hehe).

Hello. Im Johnny.

Just Johnny.



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 10:22 AM
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Regulating video games? Come on anything to to do with computers or games can be hakced, and they same will go with this VR machine, any restrictions they put on it, or any thing that reducecs on what it can do will be hacked.



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by wang
Regulating video games? Come on anything to to do with computers or games can be hakced, and they same will go with this VR machine, any restrictions they put on it, or any thing that reducecs on what it can do will be hacked.


Not if you make it so that it can't physically harm you. Make it impossible to do any damage unless you physically tamper with the machine itself. Then don't let anyone tamper with it. (I'm thinking titanium, lead, no diamond casing. yeah...)



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 11:32 PM
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VR is cool in my eyes as long as it doesn't harm me. If I'm in VR World voluntarily for entertainment, education, or something and someone isn't trying to controll my mind, and shove me in a Matrix, then it's ok.
Just no brain hookup for me.

Troy



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 11:58 PM
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Originally posted by wang
Regulating video games? Come on anything to to do with computers or games can be hakced, and they same will go with this VR machine, any restrictions they put on it, or any thing that reducecs on what it can do will be hacked.


That'll take quite a hacker to know how to manipulate computers as well as brain signals.

I would also imagine that, after several trials, the creators will realize that they shouldn't even be able to send pain signals. The goal of a game is to have fun, and many probably wouldn't consider getting a bullet shot in their head to be fun
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I also think there will be organizations (for example, ESRB) that'll test these games to give everyone a heads up before purchasing/playing. For instance, there might be a warning label that says "Caution: Game may include physical pain" or something to that extent.



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