• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 100.00 credit to your HoP account.
 

Forums > Social Chat > Virtual reality scares me.

Login/Join to Participate

Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:No, really. We have these exceedingly bizarre convos complete with actions.... why?

someone tel me why we do this?

and why i shouldn't be scared by it?

like treads where we have beer and peanuts...

or convos where people get injected w/thorazine...

but for real? why?


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete Topic

Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:What sicko would inject you with Thorazine in an IM convo? Wait...how did I know it was an IM convo?

I think we do it because it's sort of along the lines of what we would be doing if we were in person.

And if not, because it's fun to play "make-believe" and since that's "against the rules" in normal adult life, we can do it online instead.

Also, because I'd love to see what happens to an otherwise healthy person when I inject...I mean...when they are injected with thorazine.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

Delete

Paddy


back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W

Total posts: 884
Posted:confused...

I love virtual reality...I am quite intrigued by it, and read up on it here and there.

But what is a convo? short for conversation? and what's IM? and why the thorazine?

Is this some kind of medical application of VR we're talking about here? I don't recognise any of these terms...


Delete

Thistle


Thistle

old hand
Location: Nottingham UK

Total posts: 950
Posted:IM = instant message
convo = abbreviation of conversation.
As for the medical jargon, looks like a private IM convo to me.

Seriously though, Kyrian, I understand where you are at with finding these things bizzare. It has taken me years before I dared to start giving virtual hugs and chocolate cake and I still sometimes feel very silly when I'm doing it. But when I'm on the receiving end of virtual presents or hugs it makes me feel nice.

I cannot answer why you shouldn't be scared of it because as I see it there are no right or wrong feelings, feelings just are. Being scared maybe your subconsious's way of telling you that it's not quite sane to be eating virtual peanuts.

So here's a virtual reality hug and a bowl of chocolate m&ms to help you get over it


Are we nearly there yet?

Delete

Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:yay thistle, thx

mmm...yummy chocolate.

and the Thorazine is Mikeg being weird, cause i had develped a twitch from my shcool fees, and virtual valium wasn't curing it.


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete

Paddy


back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W

Total posts: 884
Posted:Okay...so are we talking about virtual reality in terms of virtual reality online chatrooms? Or are we referring to the :actions: we make in our posts?

Sorry 'bout this, still just a bit .


Delete

Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:both, plus im's. and confusion is fine i don't mind answering questions, i'm the asker half the time.

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete

Mark P
BRONZE Member since Oct 2001

Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England

Total posts: 1031
Posted:When you have to worry is when you start asking yourself - 'so am I in a Virtual Reality game then.'

The answer is - Who knows? It could just be the big game of life

P


Delete

Paddy


back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W

Total posts: 884
Posted:think I got it now.

I like VR. I'm very much fascinated by the brain and perception and such. The possibility of augmenting/overriding/creating senses is utterly tantalizing to me.

What is about VR that scares you, Kyri?

Ooo, and has anyone here seen Existenz?


Delete

bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:more real than real - 'waking up' to the astral element of your existence. Objects may be slightly moved. You can fly. There is freedom from the fear of physical death. more real than real.

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

Delete


Similar Topics

Using the keywords [virtual reality scare*] we found the following similar topics.
1. Forums > Virtual reality scares me. [9 replies]
2. Forums > A nice little game for all the goths [78 replies]
3. Forums > Rehab reality [13 replies]
4. Forums > why do people love being scared to death in the cinema?? [13 replies]
5. Forums > Anti war - Virtual March on London" on 10 March! [12 replies]

     Show more..