Holodeck - right or wrong?

Gary D

Well-known Member
I wasn't sure where to put this but i think Gen chat will be best.

with the coming of the 360 in a couple of months time MRs D and myself were talking about video games and there future. the only conclusion is that the ultimate video game must surely be the "holodeck" from Star Trek.

At first glance everyone will say "yeah the holodeck how cool". so the first thing most blokes will do is simulate baywatch circa 1994 and get trapped in the beach hut :devil: (or something similair - hey dont blame me porn drives the world forward :smashin: ) then you might to decide to be an F1 racing driver, or a space man or ANYTHING you can think of the only limit is your imagination

But would it be a good thing? in fact the more we talked about it, the incidious it became. for example you wouldn't have to learn any social skills or earn anymore money than it takes to keep you alive. you wouldn't need to buy products (except the holodeck and some electricty to power it) you wouldn't consume anything at all, which would lead to the collaspse of the economy. on a personal level you wouldn't need too form relationships because you could make a virtual woman who would do anything for you. so you wouldn't breed in the outside world, leading to the death of the human race.

people would get home from work (what work is left) and get straight into the HD to live their lives? (echos of Better than life - Red Drawf)

Dave-S would step into battlestar when he gets home from work :D , Razor will do anything in HD as long as its a true story :D i'd most likely be Mulder :D

So if the holodeck is the ultimate video game - would it signal the end of mankind? and is there some technology that shouldn't be invented?


Gary
 

GalacticaActual

Well-known Member
Dave-S would step into battlestar when he gets home from work

nice :smashin:

I think the closest that we would come to any sort of fully imersive game is direct image mapping on to the brain. Sit in a chair and plug in ala the matrix.
signels could be sent to stimulate any of the senses at the corect moment to make the imervisive experince fully belivable. :eek:
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
Gary :hiya:

I'd love a Holodeck. Always have and always will.



Imagine living the movies instead of watching them. :eek:
 

Ed Selley

AVF Reviewer
Three words- Better Than Life.
Inside the silliness of the Red Dwarf book was a fairly pointed idea that potentially virtual reality could be so good, it could kill you. Not good for addictive personalities I suspect.
 

Eddy Boy

Novice Member
I guess, just like Star Trek they would end up imposing limits on what you can re-create. Possible even time limits, have a slot meter on the wall outside.
 

stealther

Novice Member
Hi guys sorry to break this to you but I live on a hollodeck and as such none of you are real, your all just a figment of my imagination except Gary he must be a bug in the computer system I refuse to take responsibility for him. :D
 

Gary D

Well-known Member
stealther said:
Hi guys sorry to break this to you but I live on a hollodeck and as such none of you are real, your all just a figment of my imagination except Gary he must be a bug in the computer system I refuse to take responsibility for him. :D
you'd better not be calling me "neo" or we have to fight my dear Mr Agent Smith :D

Gary
 

krish

Distinguished Member
With everyone linked into their holodeck it would also be used for work as a virtual office or conference; also an afterwork virtual pub, and a nightclub / cinema after that. Wouldn't need to worry about "best tie clip position" or clothes and fashions, as you'd just pick a virtual look from the menu.

If it was going to lead to the collapse of the economy then it will definitely be taxed, and we'll be moaning about it in the "Britain Sucks" thread

To stop any atrophy of the muscles, you would be partially powering the holodeck by pedal power/rowing (with some electrode pads placed on various limbs to make them do this, whilst signals to your brain camouflage this external physical activity enabling you to fully experience the virtual world you are in). For sustenance you will be on a drip or would have taken some water and protein pills beforehand.

Too dangerous - won't ever be realistic enough, don't think it'll ever happen.
 

Mr.D

Distinguished Member
By the time it gets that good you'll be able to download a copy of your mind into a computer and it will do all your work for you so it won't matter if you spend all day in the virtual playboy mansion.

Of course the smarter your mind is the higher premium you can demand. trouble starts when your mind goes to night school and picks up a few degrees and becomes smarter than you are and starts demanding fundamental rights and autonomy. You could probably have some clause that said your virtual mind becomes completely autonomous after your real death but loses all rights to your real world property and title.
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
Nick_UK said:
With STD's for added realism ? :rotfl:

Gary has STD, why do you think his avatar wont keep still. :D
 

Gary D

Well-known Member
Razor said:
Gary has STD, why do you think his avatar wont keep still. :D
Oi!! you looking for a slap!! whats that....... yes you are? well it wasn't me that said it it was him........:D

Gary
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
Check out the film, "The 13th Floor"
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
Gary D said:
Oi!! you looking for a slap!! whats that....... yes you are? well it wasn't me that said it it was him........:D

Gary

If you slap me I would rather you wore gloves mate, cant be to carefull with STD. ;)

:D
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
Gary D said:
i know mate you dont wear slippers - i could catch allsorts :D


gary

 

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