Re: Virtual reality, will we be left behind once more?
Hi. Actually, they are already doing that. One of the examples they gavetoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
(and they played the sound track) was in Palestine and a little girl on the
street singing a song and a bomb exploded, apparently the VR made it so
real. The programme presenter explained that he let his wife have a go and
when she put the headset on she was shocked and backed up into a corner
because what she saw was a rhino charging at her. I'll try and find either
the download for the programme or a link to it, I only got a small part of
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 03 April 2016 13:32
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual reality, will we be left behind once more?
I've been hearing about this virtual reality business for several years
now and it's frightening. We already have a mass media that is ever
increasingly corporate, elitist and dominating. Just imagine if this is
a total immersion experience rather than just a sight and sound you can
be distracted from or that you at all times realize is just that--sight
and sound--not any kind of reality.
taken to it's ultimate extreme, people could be taken back to 1930's
Germany or 1930's Russia and get caught up in the emotion and drama of
the situation and actually come to believe that those times were worth
bringing to the present. Since the blind will probably never be fully
immersed in that type of reality, It may be up to the blind in that case
to save the world??!! At any rate, it's good fodder for a science
fiction futuristic dystopian novel.
On 4/3/2016 6:58 AM, Walter Ramage wrote:
Hi all. I just heard part of a BBC world service programme about thegrowth
and future impact of Virtual reality. It was stated that to begin withthe
main users would be gamers but this will eventually expand to all walks ofexcluded
from taking advantage of this new technology.scene
until screen readers made their appearance but regardless of that, withthe
increased use of graphics, screen readers are forever playing catch up andbecame
popular we blind folk had to stick to mobiles with physical keypads.Then
along came voice over and talk back and we once more caught up somewhat.with
their virtual reality experiences but we blind folk just lose out? Unlessgoing
straight to the part of the brain that handles vision and imagery, whator
there are things in the pipeline I'm not aware of but I'd be interested inguess
those individuals will have no interest how this technology develops.--
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