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this is not me, i PROMISE. i would just cop to it if it were me.
but also, bless this person whoever they are. https://mastodon.social/@revenant/101415933658194721
game industry power plays Show more
Real Talk: I don't really trust Epic any more than I do Valve, so if the end result of current shakeups is a Coke/Pepsi duopoly in the game engine and PC digital distribution landscapes, it'll be slightly better but still broadly dismal.
Sweeney made ZZT and I respect his technical vision but he's a billionaire who defended Alex Jones, so it's safer to assume he'll always be shit on understanding how power really works. Happy to be surprised but not holding my breath.
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"transparent chicken containing pieces of fried chicken" is such powerful energy
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Regarding AR specifically, I still have real doubts about hardware being able to deliver. It will need to be super lightweight, extremely energy efficient, but also capable of ridiculous amounts of local computation. The primary law of physics gating that isn't transistor density (Moore's law is ending anyway) but battery power, and advances in that have been much slower and less predictable.
"Internet further merging with physical reality" would be terrible news for civilization specifically in the context of Facebook and Google controlling it. In a broad sense I do think that merger is inevitable, we just have to make sure those companies or any functionally identical ethical actors aren't anywhere near it. Which is why the ad-tech surveillance complex must be actively fought and dismantled at every single turn.
The problem with VR has never been that creative people can't make very cool stuff with it. It's that it was spearheaded by companies who were all looking to seize key strategic territory in the next phase of merging the internet with physical reality (which is as horrifying as it sounds), and create a new must-have product category like the iPhone. The former would be terrible news for civilization, the latter simply isn't happening for a huge range of cultural, ergonomic, and tech reasons.
"I thought Doom 3 was abysmal and was glad that it led to the demotion of my former co-workers who masterminded it." - daaamn Sandy Petersen going off on former id colleagues https://donanimgunlugu.com/efsane-sandy-petersen-ile-roportaj-192559/2
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