I have the opposite strategy.
I very much treat entities in there as what they are -- which is very fascinating and bizarre. Because you buy into the narrative, and so do they, and so the interaction becomes dream-like.
I've felt that I've interacted with non-humans in VR several times. And I...
Here's a tentative hypothesis:
- Complexity (intelligence) in life is high-cost, and only happens as a result of selective pressures favoring higher processing power and flexible solutions. Homeostasis is more ideal, where a species survives just fine in its present form for billions of years...
I like this question.
Recently I've been watching biology/species videos and it's blown my mind away with the diversity that already exists in this planet.
There are some species with 3+ sexes, or with no sex, and there are all sorts of different male/female mechanisms already here on earth...
that made me laugh so much harder than it should have
the only thing that could make it more analog is if the panels on the ceiling were hand drawn by robot hamsters every moment, then swapped out quickly to retain continuity.
@Cognisant oh you're a desktop user? noooo ;p
the headsets have really come down in price. for someone without a VR capable PC, Samsung Odyssey is definitely the way to go and can run on a decent PC or laptop at $322 USD refurbished here.
for someone with a capable gaming PC already, the...
I feel the same way.
It's a lot of juvenile behavior at the moment, and not entirely of a sophisticated geek sort as the internet may have had at some point in its origins.
There's lots of Pe energy going rampant, but the trick is to find those few intelligent people and friend them. Idiots...
updating brain records.
got it. Hado is a straight, burly, brawny male with no true maternal instincts, but instead has a heart of steel. He's an A.I. robot trying to learn emotions, who also has an invisibility thermoptic suit that he hides behind.
did i get it right this...
Oh god, your avatar says something about u doesn't it. let me try a psychoanalysis here...
male impregnation of a male, cross-species, lovingly rubbing on the belly of the yet-unborn child. *twitches* ....my mind is refusing to "go" into this area. wtf....
Hado is a gay male who...
If I recall, one of the major reasons why we didn't allow name changes was because of the structure of the forum database - which would be forced to modify hundreds/thousands of hard-coded entries in the mySQL... holding up the server forever.
But since the migration to a new software, I don't...
this place could use some poetry, dammit.
the soul needs some heavier meats instead of only the trifle of comedic banter to keep us afloat in this brief existence.
speaking of which...
..i look undead too, when i haven't eaten breakfast. >.>
*serves Ceg some nice oatmeal*
So not only is he Tony Stark, he's Xavier too?
^ This. I think serious bio-engineering is maybe two or three decades away. By the time we're out inhabiting the solar system, we'll be genetically suited to new environments. Not to mention the prospect of becoming artificial/cybernetic, which is...
@Polaris ! You're still alive.
Too many feels. You people are horrible.
That's it. If one more old-timer pops up, I'm making a Senior Party Thread.
I'm making special design canes for each old-timer, too. Fit to specifications.
I'm not very sociable, but I'm somewhat assertive.
I'm not very compassionate, but I'm very respectful.
I'm a little organized but not at all productive or responsible.
I'm not very prone to anxiety or negative emotions.
I'm open-minded in intellect, aesthetic and creative imagination...
Went to watch it last night after seeing cog's recommendation
(i'm like, Cog liked it? ...must be good)
I liked it also.
I agree with the idea being how modern civilizations stray away from the right path. James Cameron's Avatar had a similar feeling to it, where "advanced" (as westerners see...
while you guys hav been away adaire has gone soft, melkor's been kidnapped, cog still hasn't built his robot waifu, hitler meow has risen to power, global warming is swiftly under way and my ramen has gone cold!
what do u have to say for yourselves?
I rewatched it again with CC on, and there's a lot of cool stuff. Here's some concepts I wanna bring up:
^ What is fascinating to me is they chose to make this rather belivable. Much like The Martian, I felt like the Sci-Fi of this little short was within hypothetical range. They used the ISS...
Things are picking up speed lately! The community is growing. The plan is to flesh out behavioral profiles for all the types, create a practitioner program for certified readers, transfer to using software to assist in visual readings (for optimal accuracy) and prepare for scientific...
Fair enough, he's gotten more than most, but lets look at what he's doing with that money.
In what ways would you consider Elon Musk's ventures to not be for the benefit of the planet, the economy, and humanity?
SolarCity: Has begun to expansion and adoption of green energy, which will also be...
I love it!
It doesn't feel like a game; it actually feels like a real place. And I have memories of being places that... are no less real than any I have of the real world. In fact, more vivid and unbounded.
I would definitely recommend VR (even this first gen) for anyone curious. Don't wait...
I also think this thread's misunderstanding the nature of this first outpost. It will be nothing more than a research facility at first, composed of no regular citizens but just really smart people. National Geographics made a series called "Mars" that I'd recommend as an example of what...
Oh dear god, there is so much wrong with this thread I don't even.....
Of all the people pillaging the poor, you're going to call out Elon Musk?
Not, like, ...wall street bankers? The presidential cabinet of the USA?
If you're talking about "solving world problems" then...
almost there peep!! just need one more push. \o/
Just imagine the smell of new plastic, like a present unwrapped at christmas.
Imagine all the new Arena toys we'll have to play with. the knives have gotten dull.
Imagine each one of us getting a brand new bunker and User Cpanel... and bed...
ok i'm in!
how about we define wet as: covered/soaked with water or another liquid. a single molecule can't be wet because it's not a collective liquid, and so it can't be "covered" or "soaked" by itself.
The question then is, can water be wet if it's wetting itself? Is the...
i'm a noob
with batshit theories
but the way i've explained the whole space-time co-dependency to myself is entirely geometric. lets see if it makes any sense.
I start with the premise:
---- particles already go at near the speed of light
---- the distance they can travel in a second can't...
this is the video i saw
i dont technically mean he's "ENFJ" as i naturally don't use mbti, but i think that would be the appropriate parallel if one had to be drawn.
Most personality models are heuristics that help us explain humanity to ourselves better than having "no" frame of conversation for a topic that's quite pervasive in our daily lives.
A lexicon of human traits is helpful in organizing our perceptions and differences between others -- and humans...
Jordan Peterson is FeNi with fully conscious Ti.
Both visually and psychologically.
He has a somewhat suppresive relationship to Pe, but all other functions are conscious. He identifies his own big five as what would correlate with E+N+F+J+neuroticism if translated over cruedly into MBTI.
This one I think the forum will find most interesting:
2 Minute Slideshow
For a more thorough 10 minute video:
2 Minute Slideshow...