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RoD
10-29-2002, 03:08 PM
http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?type=1&cat=0200&id=021029143517274057

Vote after reading....

FillYourBrain
10-29-2002, 03:13 PM
woah... cyber-sex will have new meaning. This is strange. I do like the idea of hitting someone over the internet though :D

biosninja
10-29-2002, 03:42 PM
woah...definately worth looking into

TechWins
10-29-2002, 04:59 PM
Whoa whoa that's awesome.

Hey if you ever can't be with your gf in person then you might as well try to "be with her" over the net. :D

Shadow
10-29-2002, 07:18 PM
First it's cloning.
Next, it's teleporting.
Then, my gosh, it's..simulated reality.
It's going to be a holodeck(right term?) from star trek!

That's cool though. It's sort of funny too. My friend told me one time, "You see, people see these things in science fiction movies, and, sooner or later, it comes true. Somebody, _finds a way_ to do it." It's a great thing. :)

kermi3
10-29-2002, 07:30 PM
Ok...first loose the sex theme or talk about it maturlly...

Second of I think this is a great thing. For the possible medical implications alone!

Shadow12345
10-29-2002, 07:32 PM
next they are going to tell me the earth is round and that they have invented flying machines!

Cshot
10-29-2002, 07:36 PM
Now all you mods can hit someone for breaking the rules:
- *SMACK*
- Hey what was that for?
- Two words: code tags.

This is interesting but it'll open many new doors to child molesters :eek:

MethodMan
10-29-2002, 07:45 PM
Its cool, but it will certainly bring up a lot of issues. I guess both have to have the equipment, and allow it to happen, so people cant randomly hit you or something. That would be weird.

RoD
10-30-2002, 05:14 AM
Originally posted by Cshot
Now all you mods can hit someone for breaking the rules:
- *SMACK*
- Hey what was that for?
- Two words: code tags.

This is interesting but it'll open many new doors to child molesters :eek:

lmao cshot....

I view this as negative, i can see the benifits, but theres so much possible negative over it. I mean, next we'll have cyber-harrassment in the form of violence.

Davros
10-30-2002, 10:51 AM
>Ok...first loose the sex theme or talk about it maturlly...

Joking aside, I don't think we could lose the sex theme. Although there may well be countless applications for this, it's very obvious that porn is going to be the killer app.

I don't see this as a new invention. I'm sure the idea and the concepts behind its implementation has been around for decades. However, it's only recently that the data networks needed to transfer sufficient information in real-time have become a reality.

Magos
10-30-2002, 11:00 AM
I didn't quite get that. What was the actual handshake? Did you wear special gloves, and there is a mechanic arm on the "other side" or what? Or did you send impulses to your brain simulating a handshake? Or is there some actual teleporting involved :eek: :confused: :p

Magos
10-30-2002, 11:52 AM
Oh, and with this post, I have posted...

Davros
10-30-2002, 11:54 AM
>I didn't quite get that. What was the actual handshake?

That was just marketroid press release ad-speak, or in English - no. Remember that Simpson's episode where Marge becomes an estate agent*, well it's like that. There's the truuuuuth :(, and there's the truth :)!

You can see a picture of the device at:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2371103.stm

Doesn't look much does it? I am also sceptical of the claims that they have re-created the tactile feel of objects. Is this what they have done or would like to do?

I've become such a cynic!

*Or real-estate vendor, or whatever Americans call them, just so you know what I mean.

RoD
10-30-2002, 12:39 PM
>>Doesn't look much does it? I am also sceptical of the claims that they have re-created the tactile feel of objects. Is this what they have done or would like to do?


To my understanding its something they would like to do.

BMJ
10-30-2002, 02:05 PM
Well, this is a step... but... *shiver* the thought is actually disturbing.

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http://www.onzin.nl/fufme/index.shtml.htm

RoD
10-30-2002, 02:06 PM
LOL!!!!

biosninja
10-30-2002, 05:28 PM
*rolling on the fllor in laughter*

LOL!!!:D

Shadow
10-30-2002, 05:56 PM
Imagine if somebody walked into the room and you were, um, doing.....THAT!

RoD
10-30-2002, 06:17 PM
Me and my gf were talking bout that shad, i quote her:

"Its not like when your looking at porn and u can just click the window away, but wtf do you do to click away the big box that your dad can see clicking YOUR buttons?"

i was dying lol.

Imperito
10-30-2002, 07:34 PM
Hmm...

Does anyone find odd that the second article said that delays of <130ms are required, and that is what keeps it from being implementable?

Hell I can ping from here to chicago and get <130ms. Gimme one of those Phantom dealies!

BMJ
10-30-2002, 08:39 PM
LOL... question:

If you were alone, and you had a computer equipted with one of these "devices", wouldn't you be the least bit curious? :p

(hope I'm not giving cheez any ideas)

novacain
10-30-2002, 11:36 PM
Its going to take viruses from an annoyance to a whole new level.

lightatdawn
10-31-2002, 01:07 AM
It was just a matter of time before someone made that crack... :p

RoD
10-31-2002, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by BMJ
LOL... question:

If you were alone, and you had a computer equipted with one of these "devices", wouldn't you be the least bit curious? :p

(hope I'm not giving cheez any ideas)

Ya know, at the risk of being the only to admit it, i'd try it lol. My like the...umm door, would get stuck on my umm....yea.

BMJ
10-31-2002, 01:28 PM
Holy shnizzle!

$499!?!?

RoD
10-31-2002, 02:49 PM
Yea un-natural sex is expensive!

btw, nice ava bmj.