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It wasn't until I read this article that I realized that even if something were to happen when I get older, that I would still be able to see and talk to my grand parents one last time to say my goodbyes.
     
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I don't believe all this 'hype' because we've had the tech for decades. "Imagine 5 years time" Sure, they tech will mature but lets face it. It is nothing more than a TV strapped to your forhead

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Dying woman uses Oculus Rift = marketing 101

"Nice gesture" ie using a dying woman to generate more interest in a product. Not a new tactic in the slightest, but it still has that tinge of scummy behavior that angers me.
Edited by lombardsoup - 4/21/14 at 8:46pm
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Dying woman uses Oculus Rift = marketing 101

"Nice gesture" ie using a dying woman to generate more interest in a product. Not a new tactic in the slightest, but it still has that tinge of scummy behavior that angers me.

Things can be good PR and still be genuinely good. The world is not black and white.
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Things can be good PR and still be genuinely good. The world is not black and white.

You're saying that and yet going the full white route. Take your own advice.
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I think the large screen TV and Projector industry are/should be shaking in their boots right now. Why would I buy a projector now when in a year or 3 I can buy a 4K Oculus and watch a movie on a Virtual 120 foot IMAX Screen instead of a real 120 inch one. I don't have to mount an ugly projector or screen in my livingroom nor have a dedicated Home Theater Room. I don't have to pull the curtains during the day and paint my room a dark colour so the screen isnt washed out. It costs me 400 dollars instead of 4-10 thousand. Heck, purchasing one for every family member would be cheaper than most projectors!
Forget watching on an Imax screen in VR, there are already movie directors planning for movies made for VR using 360 degree cameras. Watching a movie through an actors point of view puts you directly in the movie! Not only surrounding you, but also letting you look around you and choose your view point. That puts your directly into the movie for a possibly intense thrill ride. VR future will be awesome!!!!


Here is a demo using a said 360 degree 3d camera.
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You're saying that and yet going the full white route. Take your own advice.

I think you ignored the qualifier of "can". Please reread my statement carefully before correcting me.
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I think you ignored the qualifier of "can". Please reread my statement carefully before correcting me.

Its distasteful to use a dying woman to push your product. I'm being attacked for mentioning this? What is the problem with pointing out typical human greed?
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Its distasteful to use a dying woman to push your product. I'm being attacked for mentioning this? What is the problem with pointing out typical human greed?
The woman's granddaughter reached out to Oculus to let her grandmother have some more experiences she can no longer do and Oculus gave her a unit. Your right, they are horrible people, lol.
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post #30 of 35
Yes, I get it. Its all good and I can't say otherwise or mention any grey areas.

That black and white thinking...
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