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NotBrad last won the day on January 25 2017

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  1. Unfortunately, I would think that yo are quite mistaken in one regard. True immersion is would be possible today IF we could stimulate taste. Current VR systems already sufficiently stimulate the user to invoke reflexive actions in response to stimuli, but what we can't do is simulate taste and smell(which are both the same sense), if we could then the adoption rate for VR technology would likely be significantly higher. Scent is just as important as any other sense in terms of full immersion, you can't have full immersion without all them.
  2. If I am no mistaken on what you are referencing, what appears to be mistakes was actually deliberate. Some effects that are negative in one respect will be positive in another, for example; large engines generally provide more power than small engines, but the smaller engines tend to be more efficient.
  3. All right, I'll explain what is being discussed, The current discussion centers around the theoretical issues of exclusively BCI-based tech and how the different implementations would affect the variety of possible experiences and the fidelity of said experiences. More precisely, the human body is not based on a fixed set of blueprints, it is grown organically from what amounts biologically to two cells with completely different designs that are combined to create a new design. That being said, there are a plethora of unknowns in this sphere of discussion. Firstly, there are billions of nerve
  4. The discussion is centered around the means by which the input is provided to the game engine and how it interacts with the user.
  5. To reply to this bit, I don't think this necessarily works that way. If you look at how humans with specific repetitive training react to certain stimuli I think you'll notice that much of it is performed sub-consciously, and that's where the issue of interpolation comes in, transitioning from your real-world body to your avatar in-game actually presents a new issue; the differences between real world nerves and the simulated ones in a given game. There would likely be very little translation from what I would hypothesize in terms of reflexes between the avatar and the real body due to the sev
  6. So this is one issue that I have come to realize will most certainly cause the greatest headache(metaphorically) behind the actual development of the interface itself; that being the issue of interpolation, such as the concept of the skills present in Sword Art Online, rather than the interpretation of real movements. To clarify: Interpolation: the insertion of something of a different nature into something else."the interpolation of songs into the piece"MATHEMATICSthe insertion of an intermediate value or term into a series by estimating or calculating it from surrounding known values."yiel
  7. Moderation note: The first 4 posts of this thread are responses to this post in the “An Organized Look At Creating Nerve Gear” thread. They were moved to this new thread because they focus on a different subject than the original thread’s. Hate to just drop a random post here, but the technology for tricking a VR user into feeling a free fall has already been experimented with. There was a pair of headphones at CES in either 2016 or 2015 that had the capacity to stimulate a response. It was by no means perfect yet but it could be refined.
  8. About the technology, there are actually potential alternatives, such as using a viral genetic modification to have the brain produce something akin to the dye used in an MRI, that could greatly increase the resolution for some devices, as well as that it could be used in conjunction with another technology following the same principle; ie a different die and not an MRI. As for DARPA funding? We don't have any finite details on that yet, but we can only hope he doesn't scrap the program.
  9. c++ is industry standard, having good functionality and performance with relatively decent security. A newer and good language would be Visual Basic, but I don't believe that it's royalty free if you try to monetize your work. All in all there are many languages, likely some that I've never even heard of. They all exist to fill a role and you just need to know what that role is! Java is a great high level language due to its versatility and accessibility. But other than that it lacks compared to other languages in almost every regard. But I would suggest Java if you are a beginner.
  10. Yeah, honestly I don't have any experience outside of Java, I've been learning it for 3 years now on a university level but nobody uses it for high intensity tasks like graphics or data crunching. I really need to learn c++ to do anything.
  11. I don't know about him, but I might be. But of course I won't offer help for things I wouldn't actually be able to do. I am a programmer, fluent in Java but willing to do other languages if needed. I'll have to learn them before I finish my degree in Computer Science anyway.
  12. You say digiaxon, does that have anything to do with the AxonVR?
  13. I doubt the human brain has the ability to recognize fine details like that when remembering things, I always thought your brain stitched memories together from individual memories of appearance, hence why when I think about stuff from my past I see the faces of the people as they look today, not the small children they would be in a photograph. Maybe I'm a bit different (on an official school IQ test in grade 3 I got a 16 in memory... yeah) and you guys might have different experiences than I have with your memories(I have nearly none from more than 6 years ago) and everybody is different. I
  14. I certainly wouldn't trust google, try reading their policies and terms of use. There was a time that by agreeing to use their software, you had to sell your soul to google. http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2012/01/27/be-prepared-to-sell-your-soul-if-you-use-google/#6e1ac6f17dc2 Google is quite the definition of conflict of interest, and putting any such info in a place that the worlds best search engine can find it is liable to be abused by said corporation. I would think that someone at google would maybe read some of what we and others like us have discussed if they decided to
  15. Like the Halo 5 matchmaking! Where cheaters and trolls can be given bad reputation points and they'll eventually only be able to play with others just like them!
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