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Comment: Re:No nerds left on Slashdot! (Score 1) 182

by Alejux (#47912411) Attached to: Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles
Do 10 minutes of Titans of Space, and you'll see the potential for education. Imagine the same technology applied to history, biology, geography. Going with your class through a crowded street of ancient Rome. Visiting different cities in other countries, seeing the customs and cultures. Travelling through the human body and going inside cells and organs. All this, not just looking at an abstract representation of those (flat screen), but actually feeling you're there.

Comment: Re:No nerds left on Slashdot! (Score 1) 182

by Alejux (#47908285) Attached to: Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles
You contradict yourself. The clunkiness of cars, radios and TV only proves that a good concept is only waiting for the technology to catch up. VR is a great concept, which until now was not feasible. But it's starting to become feasible, and is likely to have massive adoption in 5-10 years, which will definitely include usage in education and surgence of virtual classrooms (as suggested by Oculus' CEO).

Comment: Re:No nerds left on Slashdot! (Score 1) 182

by Alejux (#47907811) Attached to: Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles
I think he was referring to people with complete lack of imagination, and who think they know everything about VR just because they tried some clunky low-resolution 3-pound helmet back in the 90's and haven't even had the decency to try the DK2 before condemning VR as an eternal fad.

Comment: Re:why? (Score 1) 182

by Alejux (#47907331) Attached to: Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles
No, a computer monitor is not enough. It's one thing to watch something on a screen, it's another to be in another world or environment. Also, you can't socialize much using a monitor. The most you can do is use text messages and awkward videos. With VR, you can interact with other, as if you were in the real world, while walking in some street in ancient Rome, or cruising on a ship traveling through the human body, or the solar system.

Comment: Re:It's a Samsung Note (Score 3, Insightful) 67

So the flawless ultra low latency positional head tracking, the low-persistent display and the SDK with time warping and all other optimizations that will likely come from Oculus mean nothing, right? Good luck with your Durovis Dive and your Cardboard box HMD.

Comment: Re:Kill the researcher (Score 1) 218

by Alejux (#47671317) Attached to: How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier
This is NOT a fcking biological warfare research! For fucksake, read about the research! It's about understanding why the Spanish Flu was so deadly. This research helped us identify the genes which made that disease so deadly in the first place, so we have a better fighting chance to prevent other similar diseases from killing millions of people like that one did.

Comment: Re:The solution is quite simple... (Score 4, Insightful) 218

by Alejux (#47671093) Attached to: How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier
No one made the Spanish Flu, yet it appeared and killed millions of people. This type of study, while dangerous if not done safely, will help protect us from future occurrences of similar types of virus. The best way we can protect ourselves from an enemy, if to understand them. This is much needed research.

"Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core." -- Hannah Arendt.

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