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Comment Yes. (Score 2) 88

VR can "fail", and will, because people don't stick with games where the main challenge is "keep from barfing".

To clarify: today's VR will fail, as did VR from the 1990s and 2000s. We might get there in the 2020s, with tracking cameras operating at kilohertz frame rates, displays refreshing at 300Hz or better, and a graphics pipeline that doesn't introduce more than a frame or two of latency -- IF game designers put some serious thought into maintaining consistent motion perception among all modes (visual-field, inner-ear, proprioceptive).

Comment Re:It is a standard question, here is why. If you (Score 1) 435

Hey, that's the most sensible thing I've heard all day! I should try that myself.

"Before I sign up, could you please tell me what this health insurance policy's premiums were last year? Yes, I understand that you'd like 25% more this year, but I think we should all agree it's more reasonable to expect an increase of 10% at most. Now, let's talk about my expectation for you to go the extra mile when there's additional medical work to be covered -- without additional pay, of course."

Apologies to those readers in first- and second-world countries where this "signing up for health insurance coverage" analogy is sensibly unintelligible.

Comment Re:White space (Score 1) 489

"Content is like water. And because there are lots of pre-schoolers running around, and they're LOUDER than you, we're going to make sure we only present enough content to fill a sippy-cup. If you don't like the fact that it barely wets the surface of the 55-gallon drum that you have for receiving content, well, why do you want us to discriminate against other users?"

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