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5 Reasons a Holo-Deck would Pwn

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5 Reasons a Holo-Deck would Pwn.
By Old Gregg

1. Internet Shopping.

Well this would be fun. Say your looking on a clothes site and see something you want, You can try it on! Or you see a sweet knife on Amazon, But you don't know how the blade is gonna be. Well then you can actually hold it in your hand! Simple as that.

2. Travel.

Well, No need to get on a plane any more. Just Go into your holodeck, Say something like "start program Tokyo" and BAM! Your in Tokyo! I mean you may not feel like your 100% there, but it'll save you a good bit of money.

3. Education

Say you've got... A report on the civil war. Why not go back to see what it was actually like? I mean it'd be compiled stuff by historians, but it'd still be pretty damn sweet. And teach you alot about the time period your in.

4. Sex/Relationships.

No need for a girlfriend anymore. You can create the perfect one in the Holodeck. PLUS, You can have Extremely interactive sex! Literally the closest thing to sex you can get! Needless to say this would kinda kill marriage, but still, who needs it? It just teaches women to get off there asses.

5. Games.

Think of it, These games would REALLY immerse you! You'd Actually be holding a gun that seemed real, Or fending off Headcrabs with your crowbar, Or YOU would be going into BWL with your guild, Or YOU Would be fighting the Nazi's, or YOU would be going into that Oblivion gate. No matter what the scenario, the result is simple. PWNAGE.


I'm sure I forgot something, but those last 2 reasons alone are enough to convince people to start making holo decks, right?
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that would be pretty win, its one of the things i can see in fifty years. however in 1950 people thought we would have flying cars in 2000, and SPOILER: we dont!

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you get mind controlled by a headcrab, shot full of holes, and sliced up by skeletons...

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QUOTE (God @ Feb 6 2007, 11:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
woops, safeties off

you get mind controlled by a headcrab, shot full of holes, and sliced up by skeletons...

pp_smiley11.gif

That would just force people not to suck! icon_biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Syntra @ Feb 7 2007, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It just teaches women to get off there asses.


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Bit sexist

But the rest of it sounds cool
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while being a gamer / otaku I dislike the idea of something substituting itself for reality in the way that a holo deck would icon_confused.gif

for gaming it'd be an awesome level of immersion.. but something like that which could create any illusion you wanted just doesnt sit very well with me

if you can have a perfect life in one of those why bother at all with the real world ?

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QUOTE (Syntra @ Feb 6 2007, 08:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It just teaches women to get off there asses.

What on earth are you talking about?

Anyway, before I even read your post the first thing I thought was "no need for a boyfriend/husband anymore!" lol. This would probably mean the end of society as we know it, actually. If you could have everything you want in something so close to real, there wouldn't be any ambition anymore. The only work that would need to be done would be work to make more holo-decks and harvesting/synthesizing of food.

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QUOTE (Michelle Kenobi @ Feb 7 2007, 02:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only work that would need to be done would be work to make more holo-decks and harvesting/synthesizing of food.


lol, make more holo-decks! Illogical.
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Obviously you've never seen futerama. They had an episode with a very instructive video of what happens when people date and have sexual relations with robots. Hint: It's not a good thing.
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Holo-addiction anyone?

http://www.memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Holo-addiction

That wouldn't be a very good idea. Instead, I'd prefer seeing a replicator being invented. That would be awesome!

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QUOTE (Shorts @ Feb 7 2007, 09:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Holo-addiction anyone?

http://www.memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Holo-addiction

That wouldn't be a very good idea. Instead, I'd prefer seeing a replicator being invented. That would be awesome!

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Here's the definition:

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Holo-addiction is a psychological disorder in which a person spends time in the fictional world of the holodeck in preference to the real world. This phenomenon is usually an escape mechanism symptomatic of deeper psychological problems.


Hm, wait! We already have something like that. It's called World of Warcraft.
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QUOTE (G @ Feb 8 2007, 12:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's the definition:
Hm, wait! We already have something like that. It's called World of Warcraft.

We've always had MMO's which did that though even so a game where you sit down at a computer is less immersive on such a huge scale in comparison to actual interaction with something that im not sure its a good comparison..

sure both provide escapes from reality but its alot harder to escape when you're looking at a pixelated mess.. even on the rp servers where they seem to attempt as full an immersion as they can there'll always be something bringing you back

but with say a holodeck ish thing you'd have a situation where anyone could theoretically get what they want.. to any degree as realistically as possible short of actually doing it..

why bother with real life when the fantasy is so much better?

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Holo-Decks could very well be possible.



Let's say that all those panels on the roof, floor, and walls were actually monitors with huge resolutions. You could be standing in Tiananmen Square. As you look around - since all the other monitors are displaying parts of a huge image - you could turn while a z axis sensor which you are wearing picks up on your sight so the clouds, ground, etcetera would move as you move. Using x and y axis sensors, you could walk around while the geographical location will pass behind you. If you jump or fall down, another axis sensor would pick up on that and level off the images with your eyes.

Any ideas on how it could simulate material objects?

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QUOTE (Menchions @ Feb 7 2007, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Holo-Decks could very well be possible.



Let's say that all those panels on the roof, floor, and walls were actually monitors with huge resolutions. You could be standing in Tiananmen Square. As you look around - since all the other monitors are displaying parts of a huge image - you could turn while a z axis sensor which you are wearing picks up on your sight so the clouds, ground, etcetera would move as you move. Using x and y axis sensors, you could walk around while the geographical location will pass behind you. If you jump or fall down, another axis sensor would pick up on that and level off the images with your eyes.

Any ideas on how it could simulate material objects?


Let's not forget you are of course limited by the size of the room. I'm pretty sure it would ruin all the immersion when you walk over to that bench and hit your face right into a monitor.

Simulating material objects would be a toughie. If the persistent world existed in your mind, however, both these problems would be eliminated. Perhaps science will find a way to access an alternate state of consciousness - a hack for your brain - that would let you create these worlds and explore them as you pleased. You would never actually be moving, so you could never reach the end. Everything would be 100% real and anything you imagined would exist. It would be perfect every time because you created it. The scenarios would always be convincing as well, because you consciously control what is happening. Anything you want to change can be changed immediately to your specifications. This probably wouldn't even be necessary, because you subconscious could probably take control of creating the environment on it's own. It's fascinating what kind of worlds your brain can create, and this is evident based on dreams. This would be the ideal "Better than real life" simulation, and soon it may be possible. Scientists are learning more about the brain every day.

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QUOTE (Karko @ Feb 7 2007, 01:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
while being a gamer / otaku I dislike the idea of something substituting itself for reality in the way that a holo deck would icon_confused.gif

for gaming it'd be an awesome level of immersion.. but something like that which could create any illusion you wanted just doesnt sit very well with me

if you can have a perfect life in one of those why bother at all with the real world ?

Exactly what im thinking, Real life > Holo-Deck no matter how nice it is.

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Agreed. I'm sure if holodeks were around almost everyone would be immediately hooked and would spend all their time in there, and I'd probably be one of the nuts standing outside with the hand-written sign protesting the whole system.




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