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Another Glimpse at the Future (with Obligitory Slam on SF Writers)

Thanks to Futurismic for this eye-opening video. Even if this is largely scripted, the capabilities they’re showing here for interaction with virtual reality are impressive.

Of course, it would have been better better if the presenter hadn’t broken his arm patting himself on the back, or displayed his extreme lack of knowledge of, say, novels like Rainbow’s End and Halting State. Or even Snow Crash. Or hundreds of other works, starting with Gibson and continuing to this day.

But hey, that’s cool. It just means we have to do a better job getting the word out . . . and keep reminding ourselves that the majority of top 10 movies and games are SF or fantasy-based.

June 4th, 2009 / 1,645 Comments »



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