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Reg man straps on Facebook's new VR goggles, feels sullied by the experience

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Re: Nice to hear an un-hypgasm-filled account

"1903: Kitty Hawk, 1909: Bleriot crosses Channel

Just another example of engineers doing something that won't ever have practical applications."

Sometimes it's worth thinking in terms of potential, esp when there are no obvious theoretical barriers to something improving. The 20th century has had a long run of quick progress from ho-hum beginnings (general AI and fusion being exceptions).

I have yet to even try a VR headset, but mostly because none of the games - and I am a gamer - feel like they'd be more than gimmicks.

My interest would actually be more in data representation/coding/visualisation. Neuromancer, not Ready Player One.

No obligation to cheer Oculus Go. But moving on to dismiss the whole technology's potential seems rather premature.

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