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Question: Which source of superpowers do you prefer?
Character's own nature (e.g., born a mutant or alien) - votes: 761 (23.9%)
Technology - votes: 453 (14.2%)
Magic - votes: 1970 (61.9%)
There were 3184 total votes.
The poll ended: June 5th 2021
What about techno-magic? Artificer?
» residentgrigo on June 5th, 2021, 3:24pm
The scientifically bogus examples of the more real than real-life VR spaces in .Hack, Matrix, Snowcrash or Megami Tensei to name older examples won´t come any time soon but extremely advance VR tech that requires limited interaction from the body is in our near future. Maybe not consumer grade as gaming VR is still moving slowly.
» Ceiye on June 5th, 2021, 4:49pm
» Transdude1996 on June 5th, 2021, 6:53pm
Also, few will want to pay hundreds (Possibly thousands) of dollars for a "brain interface" device, so it may not actually exist outside of arcades (What few will still exist by then).
» vigorousjammer on June 6th, 2021, 1:38am
Would there be failsafes? How much testing has gone into them?
There would really be a whole slew of questions first, but since there's no "maybe" option, I'm choosing "yes", since I would at least consider it.
» dreamer00013 on June 6th, 2021, 1:40am
And by the point I actually get to play such games, they most likely have the safety measures and smaller issues fixed.
Curious if I ever get to play something like a Moonlight Sculptor game or SOA world in my lifetime though...
I'll take a proper VR system, that's payable and where you can move along in real time, too, without it breaking immersion.
And at this point, I believe my old user name checks out xD
» FeaRimbor on June 6th, 2021, 4:46am
So answer is: I firstly wouldn't but in the end give it a shot. And hopefully stop playing at some point. Though considering how much obsessed I could become over pc games. Tis best that I don't even try.
» Joese on June 6th, 2021, 11:21am
I heard there were some advances in a technology that would let us control with the mind the computer oriented for disabled people with Tetraplegia or deseases that eventually cease all the motor functions. They calibrated it with a monkey , first giving him a joystick and then after the calibration and he could play pong without the joystick .And saw on TV some implementations of headphones that influenced our balance/spatial awareness.
Though I think what the question refers to is maybe a console that forcefully knocks us out and makes us feel stuff like pain similar to the ones described in manga or in sci-fi like the cinemas in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World". I definitely wouldn't try those, I feel it's completely unnecessary. They'd also imply some disturbing things like externally manipulating our minds. There are many sci-fi examples that go from practical to totally insane ways even the most basic mind altering could influence us (Ex.: Inception, Total Recall...).
Thought for this technology to reach common folks like us, there would need to be a huge investment of capital which is rather unlikely. 😢
» mallika23 on June 6th, 2021, 1:34pm
1. I never really enjoyed playing the "mid century world where dungeon, guild, and elves exist" kind of game, so I don't think I'm interested to play that kind of virtual game?
2. I enjoyed playing what I played, but I don't feel the urgent to "feel/sense" them in a virtual reality game. For example, I would prefer if Pokémon to be exist in reality, rather than virtual reality.
3. I bet the console would be expensive, maybe even more than PS5's current price. I don't think I would be able to afford it. Lol.
» HikaruYami on June 6th, 2021, 7:04pm
As horrifying as some of the sci-fi consequences common to VR-centric manga are, they're just not realistic. Anything that made it to market would be incredibly thoroughly tested and the worst possible outcome would be electrocution caused by a power surge (like lightning striking a nearby power line. while there's a cable connected to your brain? Yeah that would admittedly suuuuck)
With that said, I'd never ever ever ever consider becoming an alpha tester because sending the wrong signals via a direct neural connection could admittedly fuck you up (not in a scifi way, more like a seizure way).
» Trimutius on June 6th, 2021, 7:34pm
» hkanz on June 7th, 2021, 10:16am
I have epilepsy, I don’t need any breakthrough seizures due to technology messing with my poor delicate brain 😬 I think I would be uncomfortable with that level of detachment from reality as well.