Discussions

Well reasoned and rational as usual, Ari.  Thank you. I have stumbled on another method to have the feeling of human connection while staying safe.  It’s taken me completely by surprise and is blowing my mind daily. It’s virtual reality.  I ordered a headset in March, along with other toys, to help me stay entertained while in isolation.  I figured maybe I could play some games on it, not really knowing what to expect.  After trying a few games I discovered the apps that support socializing, such as AltspaceVR and VRChat.  I’ve now had the feeling of hanging out, in the same “room”, with people in Argentina, Germany, Denmark, Britain, and Canada.  There are dance parties with excellent DJs.  I don’t care about games any more—the killer app of virtual reality is hanging out, no social distancing required.  The technology has many limitations but the experience of meeting new people and spending time with them is deeply satisfying.  Of course I prefer in-person interaction but, as I’ve been telling all my friends, this is the mother of all silver linings of the pandemic.  When the pandemic is over I will continue to hang out with my new friends in virtual reality. An entry level headset costs $400.  If you can’t afford that, don’t worry, the technology is evolving rapidly and these things will soon become as ubiquitous and affordable as cell phones.


Load more...
Preparation for flying?
18
17
Preparing for CLO induced bank failures?
27
19
Guide to buying an AR-15?
69
22

Well reasoned and rational as usual, Ari.  Thank you. I have stumbled on another method to have the feeling of human connection while staying safe.  It’s taken me completely by surprise and is blowing my mind daily. It’s virtual reality.  I ordered a headset in March, along with other toys, to help me stay entertained while in isolation.  I figured maybe I could play some games on it, not really knowing what to expect.  After trying a few games I discovered the apps that support socializing, such as AltspaceVR and VRChat.  I’ve now had the feeling of hanging out, in the same “room”, with people in Argentina, Germany, Denmark, Britain, and Canada.  There are dance parties with excellent DJs.  I don’t care about games any more—the killer app of virtual reality is hanging out, no social distancing required.  The technology has many limitations but the experience of meeting new people and spending time with them is deeply satisfying.  Of course I prefer in-person interaction but, as I’ve been telling all my friends, this is the mother of all silver linings of the pandemic.  When the pandemic is over I will continue to hang out with my new friends in virtual reality. An entry level headset costs $400.  If you can’t afford that, don’t worry, the technology is evolving rapidly and these things will soon become as ubiquitous and affordable as cell phones.


Load more...