the old internet as psyche

version

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at the moment I would guess that AR is "winning" - the popularity of Pokemon Go when it was launched shows there is a market for it - whereas I can see that VR will eventually be used for more niche pursuits - the one area where I can see it being adopted is in teaching surgery - sort of a more realistic version of 'operation'
VR's surely going to end up being used for torture/interrogation.
 

version

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unfortunately AR is gonna be so unbearable that we will run to VR to escape
Do you remember when Google Glass was announced and they were talking about being able to look at strangers and pull up their social media etc? Such a terrible idea. Obviously loads of people were immediately like "Great! You've created the perfect tool for stalking!".
 

sufi

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Do you remember when Google Glass was announced and they were talking about being able to look at strangers and pull up their social media etc? Such a terrible idea. Obviously loads of people were immediately like "Great! You've created the perfect tool for stalking!".
Yeah, i'm all for privacy, but,
to get back towards @Woebot's (v interesting) initial question (which i'm not sure that i fully understand actually - "psyche"? but...)
these devices are like a bit of supplementary brain, containing all sorts of stuff - lots of raw data obvs, but also all our personal stuff (finance, work, dating, porno, social, ...), and all highly customised and completely secret,
like an extension of our personality, but
adam curtis voice
who knows what we are getting up to in these new infinitely vast and complex private spaces that we have attached to our bodies??>??
 

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