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WTAF? Reality gone weird. VR ‘Headset That Kills the User If They Die in the Game’.

 
THX 1138

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WTAF? Reality gone weird. VR ‘Headset That Kills the User If They Die in the Game’.
The world took one more step in a strange and bothersome direction.

Palmer Luckey, defense contractor and the father of modern virtual reality, has created a VR headset that will kill the user if they die in the game they’re playing. He did this to commemorate the anime, Sword Art Online. Luckey is the founder of Oculus, a company he sold to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. This is the technology that Mark Zuckerberg rebranded as the foundation for Meta.

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Anyone catch the part about all the ties to defense contractors?
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One more step towards that dystopian future we all know is coming.
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Oh this guy is a fun one at parties I bet:

“The good news is that we are halfway to making a true NerveGear. The bad news is that so far, I have only figured out the half that kills you,” Luckey said. In SAO, the NerveGear kills players with a microwave emitter. According to Luckey, the device’s creator “was able to hide from his employees, regulators, and contract manufacturing partners. I am a pretty smart guy, but I couldn’t come up with any way to make anything like this work, not without attaching the headset to gigantic pieces of equipment.”

Unable to make the perfect recreation, Luckey opted for explosive modular charges. He tied them to a narrow-band photo sensor that detects the headset views a specific red screen that flashes at a specific frequency. “When an appropriate game-over screen is displayed, the charges fire, instantly destroying the brain of the user,” Luckey said.

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The world took one more step in a strange and bothersome direction.

Palmer Luckey, defense contractor and the father of modern virtual reality, has created a VR headset that will kill the user if they die in the game they’re playing. He did this to commemorate the anime, Sword Art Online. Luckey is the founder of Oculus, a company he sold to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. This is the technology that Mark Zuckerberg rebranded as the foundation for Meta.

[link to www.vice.com (secure)]

Anyone catch the part about all the ties to defense contractors?
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The idea is almost as dumb as you'd have to be to believe that its real.

Almost.
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The world took one more step in a strange and bothersome direction.

Palmer Luckey, defense contractor and the father of modern virtual reality, has created a VR headset that will kill the user if they die in the game they’re playing. He did this to commemorate the anime, Sword Art Online. Luckey is the founder of Oculus, a company he sold to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. This is the technology that Mark Zuckerberg rebranded as the foundation for Meta.

[link to www.vice.com (secure)]

Anyone catch the part about all the ties to defense contractors?
 Quoting: THX 1138


The idea is almost as dumb as you'd have to be to believe that its real.

Almost.
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Go ahead and lie to yourself some more, buddeh.

And because of the limitations of the design, and the danger that it could fail and kill people at the wrong time, he has still yet to try it out himself, he said in a blog announcing the new system.

Mr Luckey said that while the technology at the moment is “just a piece of office art”, intending to be thought-provoking about game design. But he also said that it seems to be the first time such a system has been created, and “it won’t be the last”.


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It would be a wet dream of many to have such a system in place to casually weed out individuals claiming the game as the cause.
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Re: WTAF? Reality gone weird. VR ‘Headset That Kills the User If They Die in the Game’.
This isn’t a perfect system, of course. I have plans for an anti-tamper mechanism that, like the NerveGear, will make it impossible to remove or destroy the headset. Even so, there are a huge variety of failures that could occur and kill the user at the wrong time. This is why I have not worked up the balls to actually use it myself, and also why I am convinced that, like in SAO, the final triggering should really be tied to a high-intelligence agent that can readily determine if conditions for termination are actually correct.

At this point, it is just a piece of office art, a thought-provoking reminder of unexplored avenues in game design. It is also, as far as I know, the first non-fiction example of a VR device that can actually kill the user. It won’t be the last.


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11/07/2022 06:24 PM

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It would be illegal. And between criminal charges, trillion dollar law suits if your loved one died, or just ending the fucker swiftly in revenge, which I could really see happening these bastards if the courts don't step up, this guy isn't legally able to do this.
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It would be illegal. And between criminal charges, trillion dollar law suits if your loved one died, or just ending the fucker swiftly in revenge, which I could really see happening these bastards if the courts don't step up, this guy isn't legally able to do this.
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Not if the military used it for drone pilots...
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It would be illegal. And between criminal charges, trillion dollar law suits if your loved one died, or just ending the fucker swiftly in revenge, which I could really see happening these bastards if the courts don't step up, this guy isn't legally able to do this.
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Not if the military used it for drone pilots...
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Damn, that’s an angle I bet they’ve not even thought up.

Would work for prisoner execution.

Hell you could live stream it on Pay-Per-View for bank!

Wasn’t there a Gerard Butler film where folks used live players to act out video games for a fee?
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Yerp, “Gamer”:

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The world took one more step in a strange and bothersome direction.

Palmer Luckey, defense contractor and the father of modern virtual reality, has created a VR headset that will kill the user if they die in the game they’re playing. He did this to commemorate the anime, Sword Art Online. Luckey is the founder of Oculus, a company he sold to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. This is the technology that Mark Zuckerberg rebranded as the foundation for Meta.

[link to www.vice.com (secure)]

Anyone catch the part about all the ties to defense contractors?
 Quoting: THX 1138


The idea is almost as dumb as you'd have to be to believe that its real.

Almost.
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Go ahead and lie to yourself some more, buddeh.

And because of the limitations of the design, and the danger that it could fail and kill people at the wrong time, he has still yet to try it out himself, he said in a blog announcing the new system.

Mr Luckey said that while the technology at the moment is “just a piece of office art”, intending to be thought-provoking about game design. But he also said that it seems to be the first time such a system has been created, and “it won’t be the last”.


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It would be a wet dream of many to have such a system in place to casually weed out individuals claiming the game as the cause.
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Reminds of a guy that ran an online sex shop, killed himself testing a vac-bad.
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The world took one more step in a strange and bothersome direction.

Palmer Luckey, defense contractor and the father of modern virtual reality, has created a VR headset that will kill the user if they die in the game they’re playing. He did this to commemorate the anime, Sword Art Online. Luckey is the founder of Oculus, a company he sold to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. This is the technology that Mark Zuckerberg rebranded as the foundation for Meta.

[link to www.vice.com (secure)]

Anyone catch the part about all the ties to defense contractors?
 Quoting: THX 1138


The idea is almost as dumb as you'd have to be to believe that its real.

Almost.
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Go ahead and lie to yourself some more, buddeh.

And because of the limitations of the design, and the danger that it could fail and kill people at the wrong time, he has still yet to try it out himself, he said in a blog announcing the new system.

Mr Luckey said that while the technology at the moment is “just a piece of office art”, intending to be thought-provoking about game design. But he also said that it seems to be the first time such a system has been created, and “it won’t be the last”.


[link to www.msn.com (secure)]

It would be a wet dream of many to have such a system in place to casually weed out individuals claiming the game as the cause.
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Reminds of a guy that ran an online sex shop, killed himself testing a vac-bad.
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Well that doesn't sound very fun.
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Well that doesn't sound very fun.
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Yeah, no re-spawn offered on that one.
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1983 brainstorm movie
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I could see them making games like the james bond one where you get electrocuted as you lose. Full on head splatter death though that is voluntary? Nope.

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GOOD. GAMES will be much more realistic thumbsup
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It’d definitely make for interesting television.
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It would be illegal. And between criminal charges, trillion dollar law suits if your loved one died, or just ending the fucker swiftly in revenge, which I could really see happening these bastards if the courts don't step up, this guy isn't legally able to do this.
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Well, they passed (or trying to pass) new laws for kids to be able to go for assisted suicide without parental consent. I am sure the game will have some check box as "user agreement" for kids to check off to be able to start the game. The user agreement can have the developer, etc covered as the kids can sign off their life right there and no parental consent is needed for the suicide.
Sick world.
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Neuralink’s going to re invent the wheel. damned
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its illegal. and if they try to ignore laws then before anyone you know ever does this, if the courts don't end them, WE END THEM. PERIOD!

its their lives that is on the line here!
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The tide pod eaters will love it
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I could see them making games like the james bond one where you get electrocuted as you lose. Full on head splatter death though that is voluntary? Nope.


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Cool clip!
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The world took one more step in a strange and bothersome direction.

Palmer Luckey, defense contractor and the father of modern virtual reality, has created a VR headset that will kill the user if they die in the game they’re playing. He did this to commemorate the anime, Sword Art Online. Luckey is the founder of Oculus, a company he sold to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. This is the technology that Mark Zuckerberg rebranded as the foundation for Meta.

[link to www.vice.com (secure)]

Anyone catch the part about all the ties to defense contractors?
 Quoting: THX 1138


You know this is sensationalist bullshit used to piggyback political demonization, don't you?

This paragraph say it all:

"Luckey sold Oculus to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014 and left the company in 2017. He later told CNBC he believed he was fired for "no reason at all" and speculated that his right-wing political donations could have been to blame."

They simply want you to believe he's an evil right winger.
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It’d definitely make for interesting television.
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Yeah, like a show where "prisoners" literally fight each other to the death in VR. Squid Game style.

That's some Black Mirror shit.

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this guy isn't legally able to do this.
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It’d definitely make for interesting television.
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Yeah, like a show where "prisoners" literally fight each other to the death in VR. Squid Game style.

That's some Black Mirror shit.

vodka5
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Fo sho!
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this guy isn't legally able to do this.
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"No, it's cool. I'll sign whatever to play. Sounds rad."
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I don’t think he’s marketing it, yet, but it shows where things are gonna head.
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I see the VR store and always wonder what kind of fools would waste money on that when we live in literal paradise.
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No thanks. Hard pass. fuck that. Inventors / sponsors should be made to play first lol asshats

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Re: WTAF? Reality gone weird. VR ‘Headset That Kills the User If They Die in the Game’.
that seems easy.

many ways ti accomplish that.

my question is how well do they replicate the experience?

im guessing not very well.

its probably weak metaverse style graphics and a primitive euthanaisa delivery system like a needle the injects something in your brain through your eyeball or something lame.





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