Oculus Rift

Re: Oculus Rift

Postby John Galt » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:34 am

imagine if you gave money to the kickstarter

lol i'd be so mad

i mean

they havent even sold any yet. later, sure, cash out with huge payout in a few years but come the f**k on, you didn't do a kickstarter to make money, you did a kickstarter to make a product. i'd be so pissed.

just goes to show: don't ever contribute to a kickstarter.


however, i don't think they are doing this for zynga. i think they are doing this for social connectivity, e.g, getting together with people virtually
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Saz » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:00 am

I think you guys truly underestimate the degree to which Facebook drinks it's own kool aid. Of the handful of execs I've met, all seem to genuinely believe in this connect the world bullshit, and describe zuckerberg as the same sort of guy.

I don't think Facebook is going to ruin this at all. They are like a good now. They have a core business, makes a ton of money off it, and now are delving into moonshot humanity changing endeavors, like VR or driverless cars. I don't think this is a money making purchase, they truly want to change the world.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby The Comrade » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:23 am

"the handful of execs i met"
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Professor » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:24 am

Spider wrote:Andrew Scott Reisse, a co-founder of Oculus VR, died last Thursday when he was struck by a car fleeing police in Santa Ana, Calif., the local ABC affiliate reported.

He was 33. Reisse played a key role at Oculus VR, the Kickstarter-funded startup which created the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality gaming headset. The immersive gaming accessory is still in development but has been a huge hit at several tech shows this year.
Reisse, who lived in Santa Ana, "was walking in a crosswalk when he was struck and killed at the end of a police chase," KABC-TV reported. He was hit by a Dodge Charger carrying three suspects who were allegedly involved in a physical altercation with police a few blocks away. The three suspects "took off" in the car after another suspect was shot and killed by police, according to the TV station.


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2419812,00.asp

Jesus. Guy was just trying to cross the damned street. Shit. :(


Should have tried crossing it virtually first, to see if it was safe.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Saz » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:28 am

The Comrade wrote:"the handful of execs i met"


Yes, some of us venture out of the basement and meet interesting and relevant people. I met congressman Kennedy not long ago also, don't forget to take a swipe at that.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby The Comrade » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:51 am

If you were to ever be believed you have more connections than nab and professor and Obamas phone contacts combined.

Bruh who you finna try?
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Saz » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:01 pm

Lol these aren't connections, they are people who I spoke with for 5 minutes or heard speak at an event. Like I said, venture out of the basement and you would be shocked at all the interesting people you can meet. And often, they give you interesting insights. I thought FB connect the world was just a marketing ploy, but now I truly think they believe in it.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby The Comrade » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:07 pm

Oh if that's your criteria then

A) you don't know anything about the motivations of said execs. Their pets know Better than you
B) I've probably met more interesting and relevant people

But having an air of importance is important to you so I won't harp any longer.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Saz » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:14 pm

The Comrade wrote:Oh if that's your criteria then

A) you don't know anything about the motivations of said execs. Their pets know Better than you
B) I've probably met more interesting and relevant people

But having an air of importance is important to you so I won't harp any longer.


Eh, I can't be sure but they all seemed pretty genuine and corroborated what others told me. I'm convinced, and I like to think myself a good judge of these things. And yea, you probably have met more interesting people. If they come up you should do us a favor and share whatever insight they gave to you.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby The Comrade » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:50 pm

well one of the most relevant ones was the former ambassador to russia, who met putin when he was still KGB. pretty much predicted everything he's doing now, including his whole 'run two terms, medvedev, run two turns' strategy.

probably the most prescient dude i've ever met.
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