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    So much for VR

    Lack of compelling game content, cumbersome headsets, dive to the bottom in pricing and capability, none of this is looking good for VR. AR on the other hands seems to be in the ascendant, which make sense at least to me. Useful in a broad range of applications, less intrusive, less dependent on ultra-high-performance graphics.

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    VR is revolutionizing porn

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    Hadn't though of that, and not sure I want to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard Murphy View Post
    Hadn't though of that, and not sure I want to
    I agree with you, but rule breakers many times change the world by not letting anything including society norms and the law getting in the way. Amazon by literally driving a truck through the tax code, while annihilating retailers that didn't, Uber, by breaking almost every law on the books, dealers selling medical marijuana when it was illegal, MCI by taking on ATT among many others. Porn has been just one such driver of the VCR and initial commercial internet sites in the early days. This is what we need in medical in this country where are costs are the highest and we rank 37th in quality. Our forefathers where rule breakers and King George didn't like them at all and look at the results they set in play. Rule breakers are critical and the sex industry has been a major driver. I have been with my wife for forty years February 4th and view the sex industry as something that should be legalized and regulated, just like Uber. Making an industry illegal, just hands it to criminals by definition and creates horrendous problems. This is why the US has the largest police/court/prison complex with many their for drug related crimes with most drugs being less harmful than tobacco and alcohol with staggering human and economic damage, including deadly drug wars in Mexico and Columbia among other places. The tech sector has been about disruption and the more a government can do to foster the innovation it creates the better. The medical industry in the US shows what happens when real innovation stops, low quality and high prices. I hope to see major disruption in medical, education, government, construction, transportation and energy for those are areas ripe for disruption by the tech sector. All these areas suffer from a great degree of corruption that the tech sector is best placed to deal with. Only an intelligent population can make intelligent decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard Murphy View Post
    Hadn't though of that, and not sure I want to
    Then you're forgetting the important role the adult film industry had in adoption of VHS, HD video, streaming, and more. A large portion of all internet traffic is porn (might even be the largest portion).

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    In the fitness world we have a rising star in online experience for road cyclists that want to ride indoors using a Smart Trainer connected to the Internet using a system called Zwift, where cyclists control their own avatar while riding with or against other cyclists from around the world to achieve personal records, get awards, etc.



    It doesn't require VR or AR, however it's an interesting combination of online gaming and fitness.

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    VR is another one of those technologies that was over hyped ( hundreds of millions of dollars in VC) for the consumer market and is now tainted. I don't recall when the first VR set appeared at CES but it was many years ago and it was the next killer app. AR is the same, very early stages but the hype is over building.

    My guess is that something new will come along that will make Google glasses and the others look like a flip phone, absolutely.

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    Here is a quick review of VR sets for Christmas:

    Virtual reality gift guide

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