Questions tagged [virtual-reality]

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How to make fail-safe for full body virtual reality?

My VR machine isn't the plug-it-to-your-brain type, but instead it's more like a "reality sphere" around your body that have some kind of gravity machine to keep you in the center of the sphere and ...
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Would constructing an “semi-realistic/semi-super” mecha be plausible? [closed]

For two years, I've been interested(obsessed) with mecha, aka: giant robots, especially "super robots". Would it be possible for somebody to create a humanoid, but reasonably sized mecha that ...
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How can one infect/shutdown a Virtual Reality game using technology?

For a lack of better words, I’m looking for technical ways for a person to shutdown an entire VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) from afar. And by shutting down ...
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How could a government be implemented in a virtual reality? [closed]

In the not so far future a lot of people live inside virtual realities. But there are not only humans living in these virtual worlds but also machines (programs/AI/bots/etc...) on different levels of ...
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Where would I need my direct neural interface to be implanted?

In my story a new device has been developed which will replace clunky headsets and haptic suits. This new device is surgically implanted in the users’ bodies and allow them to interface directly with ...
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which problem can be solved by virtual world technology [closed]

can we use this technology to do scientific experiments(example : making The Large Hadron Collider, New medicines's reactions against virus and bacteria.) maybe you can make the argument that the ...
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In the age of people getting as many avatars and social profiles as they want, can we really define death? [closed]

When we get the chance to create social profiles, gaming avatars, alternative virtual and social personalities, is it possible to actually die someday?
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Devising the rationale for forced Mind Uploading?

I'm currently working on a story involving a refugee group of people escaping their society, which has made uploading a copy of their consciousness in to a virtual reality system obligatory. However, ...
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Non-detrimental psychoactive drug

Drug abuse is becoming more and more serious in my (made-up) country. A researcher team is now working on a new drug called Biological VR which has the following properties: The drug is a ...
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How can a person ensure that he/she is in a real world?

In my story, there is a VR world. A victim is chosen to be put into that world, and his/her job is to decide whether he/she is actually in the real world. The VR world is implemented is a way such ...
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Can you use VR on comatose patients to let them dream?

I have this sci-fi story concept where patients in a comatose state can have their brains stimulated with VR. For instance, the VR can be a dream "game" that helps the patient process trauma. I can ...
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Is full VR immersion plausible?

First, let me define what I mean by "full VR immersion". A helmet or headwear that covers or plugs into the brain, allowing them to control a virtual self or physical thing (such as a robot) as well ...
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How to prevent players form breaking the rules of the game? [closed]

There is an online virtual simulation that simulates an entire virtual universe for players to explore. It has over 29 billion human and non-human players on it, and employees of the company that ...
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Creating a barrier between continents

I want to create a barrier between two continents in order to use the second continent as an expansion that will be later added on to the game. The world has magic and medieval technology with certain ...
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Creating a VR world

I am currently planning to create a world for a Pathfinder adventure where my players will be characters playing a VR game with sentient AI that thinks their world is real. I want to ask: what kind ...
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Virtual Reality and Physical Trauma

How realistic is the trope that wounds received in a virtual reality (VR) transfer to our own? Examples: In the Matrix (movie) and Neuromancer (novel), cuts, scrapes, and bruises seemingly jump from ...
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What could cause an intrinsic fear of virtual world technology in a futuristic society? [closed]

Imagine a technologically advanced human society (about a few centuries ahead of our time) which has scientifically moved forward in many fields . There is one specific technology however, whose ...
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In a world with very advanced virtual reality, how would one tell if they're “trapped” in a virtual world? [duplicate]

In this world, virtual reality has been perfected to the point were senses can be tricked and reality can be mimicked almost perfectly. Central powers can use this technology for terrifyingly ...
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In a world with very advanced computer science, how would people be taught sufficient programming skills?

In this world, a few hundred years have gone by since the invention of the first computer and the field of CS has been developed to the point were people are hardly aware hardware exists. Most people ...
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Can you 'move' a person from his brain elsewhere? [closed]

Bob and Joe are friends. Joe decides to move his life to a virtual reality, and invents a device that copies his brain to a [very advanced] computer (killing his biological body and brain in the ...
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In a VR-MMORPG, how might the game's publishers be able to maintain life-like NPCs?

Taking something like the anime Log Horizon as an example, where NPCs (non-player characters) are essentially humans, but in a game (let's wave our hands and say that the tech is available for making ...
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What's a good sci-fi word or phrase to name a generic copy of the SQUID? [closed]

I'm very interested in the SQUID from the sci fi movie Strange Days. For those who don't know, the SQUID is a headset thing that allows the wearer to record what was happening to him/her directly from ...
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Would VR sex work? [closed]

I just don't know if it's feasible. Say there is a girl I like that would never look twice at me. Then let's say with advanced virtual reality technology, I am able to recreate a simulation of her. ...
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Could time flow differently​ in full-immersion virtual realities? [closed]

In a society where full-immersion virtual reality is common, how much more of a hurdle would it be to trick the mind into accepting a different passage of time? For example; you enter a virtual ...
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Should we give sentient NPCS human rights? [closed]

I am a game master in the most advanced virtual reality MMORPG. In this virtual lands NPCs are sentient beings: they reproduce, feel emotions and behave identical to humans. That's great, isn't it? Oh,...
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How do i regulate fake avatars in my VR-MMORPG? [closed]

I am the developer of Feudal souls, a fantasy open world VR-game with 2 million of players. My game is very big. Players constructed small towns in the first year and killed only 1 boss. Now is the ...
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How long would it take for someone to forget the most important things in their life? [closed]

Professor Y is trapped in a virtual reality. The VR is running on accelerated time to the point where he can live out millions of lifetimes in a real-life day, basically giving him immortality within ...
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How can citizens prevent brainwashing?

I need to identify a way citizens can prevent brainwashing, or acertain a level of clarity about reality when propaganda is abundant. What systems exist that would allow for a sincere search for ...
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Ways to deal with violence and anger management [closed]

After watching Star Trek, I was thinking it would be nice if there were a room where you could simulate the shapes of people you had a problem with and as soon as you would go to hit them with a ...
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How would intelligent AI in virtual reality discover machine code?

In my world a group of scientists create a virtual reality in populated with Artificial Intelligences (AIs). The AI start as advanced as cavemen, but through time begin to build a complex society and ...
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The affect of someone's mental reaction timing in a simulated or virtual reality [closed]

When playing an RPG game, it often becomes clear that reaction time can significantly raise a player's ability to accomplish, even if they are a lower level player. Similarly, a game that is played ...
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Implications of total virtual reality immersion for gaming [closed]

There is an entire anime/manga genre that deals with MMORPGs (massive multiplayer online roleplaying games) in a total virtual reality. Examples are Sword Art Online, 1/2 Prince, and Moonlight ...
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How to govern a society of functionally immortal reality-benders?

So, you died. Good for you. Luckily, due to various scientific advancements that spit in the face of biology, philosophy, engineering, and general plausibility, you’re technically not dead! Your body ...
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Life In A Virtual World

Imagine a virtual world sort of the one outlined in the question Will sufficiently advanced societies ultimately embrace living in a simulated world? We've advanced in technology to the point that ...
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Mind-reading technology

I'm attempting to figure out the easiest way to connect a human brain to a machine, in order to implement Immersive Reality. Constraints are below: Read all user movements, and prevent the ...
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In a virtual reality world, as a programmer or designer, how do you make all the details perfect? [closed]

Welcome to the world of Sez, the fantastic virtual reality program available for a premium price! In this world, Sez is very desirable. Sez can make people experience emotions, have memories, and ...
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Narcissus's nemesis

Set in distant future an alien invasion wipe out most of the human races, however their intention remains unclear. These aliens would capture humans and imprison them, aware that mankind's frail ...
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In a Full-Body VR MMORPG, how I would force confidence?

If we had Full-Body Immersion MMORPGs, how would morale-boosting and morale-lowering skills work for players? By that, I mean, how would the game forcibly make players more or less confident, even if ...
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Virtual Reality Arcades to end the world - societal impacts

With the release of the Microsoft Hololens and the Oculus Rift and other VR related gear, it is becoming evident that this is the future of computing. My story, set on Earth in the future, takes the ...