Life In Virtual Reality

It’s true, the Netflix VR app is ready for your compatible Samsung phone and Gear VR headset (if you don’t see it, try uninstalling and reinstalling the Oculus app), and has a virtual living room for you to chill in. Oculus CTO John Carmack worked with Netflix on the app, and in a post to the tech blog explained how it all comes together Besides the technical details of how the app creates a screen inside a virtual environment, and includes controls for use while browsing or viewing, Carmack also explained one more thing: the streaming video in VR is limited to standard definition (720×480). According to Carmack, because the area you’re actually looking at is only composed of so many pixels, 720p is the highest res video you should consider for VR right now. The reason he can’t hit that mark? Content protection, aka DRM.

The goal of cultural programming is to create an automatic response system for a set of ideas that operates below the conscious level. This is the automatic response system that we farm out work to that we don’t want to waste time consciously dealing with. It’s a sub-program running on the mind that we have conscious control over, but, like viruses on a computer, whose existence we are not always aware of. The task of a cult deprogrammer lies in removing all these subprograms, these automatic responses, to free the person within by engaging their core emotions and intellect.

The Oculus Rift and Gear VR both deliver on almost paradoxical fronts. While Oculus brings the power of PC gaming to a head-mounted virtual reality display, Gear VR serves as a free Gear VR convenient introductory point for anyone only casually interested in this emerging tech. Especially in reference to pricing, much of Oculus Rift’s features remain ambiguous.

One of the main things that call our attention is that you can watch videos in 360º. You can imagine whatever you can and be doing it through a video game, a trailer or an app. You can look down, forward, sideways, backwards, and admire all that landscape. That’s what this is about: a fully immersive experiences. Samsung Gear VR is lots of fun, literally.samsung gear vr app

If you haven’t heard of the Zowie EC Evo, then you have now. It’s a mouse which sports the Avago A3090 optical sensor which is just about as accurate as the DeathAdder. Standard it comes with a 1,000Hz option and is one of the first mice which comes with this option natively. If you have big hands, then consider the EC1 or mid to small-sized go with the EC2.

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