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No.6482

The state of our society. Not going to say a lot about this image, just going to let you think about it.

  No.6483

>fuarrrkkkkkkkkkkkk oculus
>long live OSVR

  No.6484

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In case anyone doesn't know, the smug git walking there is Mark Zuckerburg or is that obvious....

  No.6485

Looks /cyb/ as fuarrrk. I would want to be part of that, real life is like kicking dead whales down the beach

  No.6486

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>>6484
You mean that creepy looking man child with grumpy s/cat/dad to his right?
Yes, unfortunately the whole world has to know who he is.
To many he's the epitome of success.
>Don't you just wish you were Mark?
>Mark's so fuarrrking cool.

  No.6487

>>6486
It makes him look like a prison guard, a pre-school teacher during naptime, a nurse on the coma ward, a gardner overseeing his tomato plants, all at once.

  No.6488

>>6484
I very much like the image you've posted.

  No.6489

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>>6487
Your favorite watchman
Your panopticon master

  No.6490

>>6489
I am a man of peace but if I ever met him, the urge to pop him in mouth would be irresistible. Not just for what he represents but for the way he smiles while representing it.

  No.6493

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I fully understand and would have to join you.
Its as if brock exited into meatspace

  No.6495

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I don't understand why people would retreat into virtual reality. I mean, you can go into multiple worlds inside your head without any electricity. It isn't that hard, although it may or may not require drugs in the beginning.

  No.6496

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There is something very Orwellian about the whole thing....

>>6495
I find no point in the whole thing. VR at this point is little more than strapping a small LCD monitor onto your face, and yet there are many new games coming out that REQUIRE it for some reason. There is nothing about it that a normal first person shooter hasn't done since Quake.

The argument has been the same ever since the first video games really. Some people simply lack the ability (or just too lazy) to trigger their imagination without external stimuli.

Honestly I hope this is just another fad like it was back in the 80's and dies off like 3DTV. I still think there is a place for augmented reality however, but this is not the way to go about it. Unfortunately to do it right, brain augmentation would have to be a thing and we are still a long ways off for that.

  No.6497

>>6496
Gotta say, I strongly disagree with you there, but I've been dreaming of coming even anywhere -close- to a holodeck type deal since I was a little kid. The idea of being fully ensconced in a world beyond reality and experiencing things I couldn't otherwise has always been amazing to me. Reality kind of is like kicking dead whales down the beach. That's why we're on the wired in places like this to begin with.

It's all just escapism in different varieties and strengths, IMO.

  No.6500

>>6496
>some people simply lack the ability
Aphantasia is the term you're looking for.

  No.6504

>The state of our society.

It was a specific event. The only people I've seen using VR irl are at Best Buy demo kiosk. Also VR has been around for a long time, it just doesn't suck on a consumer level anymore. But fine, feel like some freedom fighter eating ramen noodles over your over heating thinkpad.

  No.6509

>>6504
You misunderstand me. The head of an international tech conglomerate (botnet?) walking through a sea of people, people who can't actually see or notice him or what he's doing because he's distracted them with fancy toys. This is what is representative of our society.

The fact that it is VR, or that it is Zuckerburg or any other specifics about the image are irrelevant.

  No.6513

>>6495
Because they're addicted. Look at me. I have a lecture at 9 tommorow but I'm browsing the internet at 4:25. fuarrrking hell I'm going to have to skip this one.

  No.6514

>>6513
There is no breaking the internet addiction I'm afraid.

  No.6515

>>6514
It only gets worse. I'm hopeless.

  No.6516

>>6513
Fuaaarrrrrk no, lainon! I've been in that position before; force yourself to go to bed, and then force yourself to get up and attend the lecture; it's worth it. Four hours of sleep isn't the best, it's true, but you can function on it, sorta.

  No.6518

>>6516
I'll skip this one and go next week. I've been addicted to computers since childhood. However it's been getting worse lately after briefly getting better
>>6514
Why not?

  No.6526

>>6509
oh tell me where the world is going lain

  No.6528

>>6504
The pic is a symbol, think outside the box a little. It could be 50 years ago and a cross section of apartments with everyone watching TV alone and some other smug gimboid instead of Motherzucker standing on the roof or something. Same message.

  No.6529

>>6526
Down there, see? Look, look!

  No.6556

>>6528
It would only be the same message if the "smug gimboid" would be the owner of the television and it's content.

  No.6579


  No.6589

>>6579
Shia's turning out to be a pretty cool guy.

  No.6590

>>6556
Ok the heads of ABC, NBC and CBS maybe. There wasn't much to choose from before everyone had cable.