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The graphic, physical and immersion realism is unparralled and the game carries a very real risk of inducing a terminal heart attack due to the extra-ordinary realism and terror aspects of the game experienced by the brain as absolutely real.
Originally posted by KnightStrider
I can see huge government medi-care and widespread social collapse.
There will be buildings filled with millions of console burnouts no longer able to function in the real world all plugged in and too emotionally crippled to switch off.
McDonalds will go bust because they will find it impossible to get staff.
Let’s face it would they rather work in McDonalds for $8 an hour or be a sex crazed Rock star in their own personal VR dream-reality complete with all the rock star lifestyle or fighting space aliens on some off-world colony. Even your granny might disappear in there – she’d be zipping off to ‘1950’s land’!
All the houses across the land will become devoid of furniture – the peak oil crisis will become moot because everyone will drive to their ‘virtual’ jobs in their ‘virtual cars’ or their 'trusty steed' to their local castle in Dungeons and Dragons Land.!!
Of course, It’ll be fully sexually-interactive so all manner of sexual deviancy will be available and encouraged – perhaps even made compulsory by the deranged cyber-government!.
Even Psychiatrists will be getting ‘plugged in’ to other peoples ‘realities’ and having to try and talk the freakz out of their sex-dungeons when they’ve gone a little too far.
The only ‘real-world’ activity will be robot factories manufacturing PS6 VR’s and topping up the hydroponics food drip feeders all the ‘VR Sleepers’ will be plugged into! Might solve the over-population problem though....
Have I gone too far ? Can anyone give me a few good reasons why this isn’t going to happen ? OK this won’t happen to this extreme in the first generation but once the idea has taken hold and the Playstation 7VR ‘enhanced’ arrived in 2026 I think this will be an absolute social phenomena.
Who would risk a heart attack, utterly real pain, and death in order to play a video game...?
Originally posted by guyopitz
At some point in the future all physical labor will be performed by robots and nanomachines.
People will probably be in pods like the matrix portrayed living out thier lives in a virtual environment.
Vestigial elements of human culture will carry over into these virtual worlds including the need for an economy. However money will be earned through virtual work. it seems possible that a booming industry will form in which people create virtual content for others to enjoy and use the money they earn to enjoy the virtual content created by others.
Really at this point the machines, the computers will probably be a billion times more intelligent than humans
now the point beyond that is when the human brain is mapped and encoded digitally so that you cease to be organic at all. which will be necessary to function in the society of the future, unmodified organic minds will be utterly obsolete.
looking that far ahead though is unpredictable.
gprime.net... and its improving all the time. This means you'll have access to your PC wherever you go. The internet too.
The chat rooms of the future will involve photorealistic avatars of the people your talking to as if they are right in your own home. With AI improvements you could even have virtual assistants that follow you around giving you reminders of things you need to do and helping you in a variety of ways. the PDA of the future eh
. And the possibilities for games are pretty interesting too.
Im a 3D artist so what Im looking forward to is bieng able to manipulate and create 3D objects with my own hands as if Im sculpting and then bieng able to texture these creations as if im painting. I think it will bring in a whole new rennaisance in art.