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VR technological advances

Discussion in 'Virtual Reality' started by banja, May 22, 2020.

  1. banja

    Wise Guy

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    How many years before the headsets have been refined down to the size of a pair of swimming goggles? 10, 20? It's bound to get there. In 1980 IBM introduced the first gigabyte hard drive - the size of a refrigerator, weighed about 550 pounds, and cost $40,000.
     
  2. danlightbulb

    Mobster

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    Electronic tech keeps getting smaller and smaller but VR headsets also rely on lenses and optics doesnt shrink like electronics does. I dont think we'll see truly immersive VR glasses, only augmented reality ones which are more like a HUD.
     
  3. varkanoid

    Sgarrista

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    Location: The TARDIS, Wakefield, UK

    I`m waiting for a holodeck.
     
  4. shadowbane

    Associate

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    Get them laser projecting into your eyes baby!
     
  5. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

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    Location: Oxon

    that be Awesome ! :D
     
  6. drakulton

    Hitman

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    Optic nerve implants.
     
  7. swillsy

    Hitman

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  8. Ravenger

    Wise Guy

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    Optical metamaterials with negative refraction indexes, and waveguide technology could revolutionise optics, leading to smaller, lighter lenses with less distortion and wider FOV.
     
  9. Uncle Petey

    Capodecina

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    And then we can try re-routing auxillary power through the tertiary node after we've re-configured the secondary sub-array on the deflector dish to emit megatronic particles. This should tighten up the beam and lower the frequency of the distortion waves in the lower pixel spectrum grid.
     
  10. banja

    Wise Guy

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    That's over simplifying things.
     
  11. tangey

    Associate

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    tried it, frequency still too high, adding a tant capacitor sorted it.
     
  12. Ravenger

    Wise Guy

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    I can technobabble as well as any Star Trek nerd, however, what I described is the subject of actual scientific research.
     
  13. melmac

    Soldato

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    :D:p