I did some VR development stuff for work this weekend and I'm sorry to say I found it underwhelming in terms of immersion

I think I'm a little brainfucked since I've spent 90% of my waking life looking at computer screens so being in a physical space doesn't read as "real" to me


I personally don't think "the internet but it's in 3D" is actually a step forward. imo it's a step back---hypertext feels higher than 3 dimensions

the 3d aspect is definitely enjoyable but it doesn't justify the motion sickness or limited input methods. I can't see it replacing everything unless it becomes 10x better than it is in literally every way

@Zero_Democracy if the thing is always gonna be bulky I wish they'd just lean into it and make it a helmet with internal fans

@SuricrasiaOnline Yeah agreed, make that shit actually fit onto your head well and put decent active cooling in it.

@SuricrasiaOnline You could stick actually-good headphones and beefier motion-tracking in that way, too.

Why would you need input methods when you are only their to observe the feed?

@SuricrasiaOnline The only thing good about the Internet being in 3D is that I most likely will develop less desire to spend my time on it and then might finally get a life.

@SuricrasiaOnline the "3d immersive" bit isnt very interesting compared to the allure of talking to People in an Environment. sometimes a chatroom doesnt cut it.

@SuricrasiaOnline if something is easier, people do more of it. So far I haven't seen anything in VR that's easier outside of it.

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