Friday, March 30, 2018

Ready Player one

Not sure how many have been following the release of this movie (I plan on seeing it tomorrow when my wife gets home).  I've been speed reading through the book and just finished it this morning.  How does this relate to crossdreaming?  Because nearly every character has a different avatar than what they are in the real world.

One character is a gay black woman that creates a white male avatar and is friends with the main character.  Reading the story makes me wish this tech was much closer than it is now.  Don't get me wrong, the latest Oculus rift VR looks great (I still haven't tried one yet).  Also there are companies that are currently making haptic feedback devices to make the virtual world feel more real:

And when you look at how far we've come in just the past 20 years (in 1998 the first playstation with it's blocky 3d graphics was still the current system, playstation 2 was still 2 years away), it's pretty amazing how much we've advanced.  It's completely feasible that in another 20 years VR could very well become commonplace, possibly making many careers easily telecommutable never needing to leave your home to go to work.  If you don't believe me, just search youtube for unreal engine architecture, like this one:

Monday, March 5, 2018

SNL skit - did they just scan my brain or what?

So last weekend charles barkley hosted.. Not really sure why, he's a horrible actor.  Anyway, there was this skit that really hit me.  It showed the stereotypical road crew that appeared to be ogling girls as they walk by, but in reality they were admiring her clothes.  They even talked about how women have so many more choices and color pops, and that every guy's closet is full tans and browns.  While this might have been meant to be funny, I didn't really hear the audience laughing that much.  It's almost as if there's more guys that think this way, and maybe women wonder if men are thinking this.