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generaloneill
January 18th, 2011, 11:33 AM
http://www.tecca.com/column/are-holobands-the-future-of-gaming/

I wouldn't mind having a holoband, the v-club for me anyway is the most interesting thing about Caprica.

themeatcleaver
January 18th, 2011, 01:16 PM
http://www.tecca.com/column/are-holobands-the-future-of-gaming/

I wouldn't mind having a holoband, the v-club for me anyway is the most interesting thing about Caprica.

i like new cap city myself!

generaloneill
January 20th, 2011, 12:54 PM
i like new cap city myself!

New Cap City is interesting, but i have to go with the v-club which is way more entertaining there is more to do in the v-club than there is in NCC, such as drug dens, group sex rooms and the "kill zone" - an area in which visitors could fight others hand-to-hand or with firearms. There was also a ritualistic sacrificing of a virgin on stage, an offering to the goddess of the underworld, Hecate.

http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/V-Club

It seems that the only thing there is do in NCC is kill or be killed and that's no fun.

the fifth man
January 20th, 2011, 06:24 PM
If holobands were available, I would definitely want one.

Rickington
January 24th, 2011, 02:05 PM
If holobands were available, I would definitely want one.

Same here. Personally, as a sci-fi geek, I think the development of a holoband would be much more practical/feasible than a "holodeck" (Star Trek, etc) because it doesn't involve creating 'solid' holograms, etc. I'm not saying that developing a technology like a holoband would be easy or simple, I'm just saying that it would probably be more practical/feasible to develop when compared to other VR devices such as Star Trek's holodeck. :D

the fifth man
January 24th, 2011, 07:55 PM
I really hope I get to see technology like this in my lifetime.

Julian
January 25th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Really...? I'd be **** scared if it were, V club is a nasty place, and I think it would be bad for society :/

the fifth man
January 25th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Really...? I'd be **** scared if it were, V club is a nasty place, and I think it would be bad for society :/

V Club doesn't have to exist. I certainly wouldn't go there if something like it did exist. Personally, I would be more excited than scared about holoband technology.

Jedted
January 25th, 2011, 09:13 PM
If Holobands were real then i'd totally buy one! My only fear is that people would become so adictive that society turn into that one episode of Star Trek: TNG (http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_Game) in that you'd see people wearing them EVERYWHERE.

Not to get too off topic but this reminds me of a question i've been thinking about for a while. If you go to the V-Club for sex but you haven't ever physically done it then are you still a virgin?

Julian
January 30th, 2011, 02:45 AM
V Club doesn't have to exist. I certainly wouldn't go there if something like it did exist. Personally, I would be more excited than scared about holoband technology.

What do you mean, it "doesn't have to exist"? Of course it's bound to happen. Internet was created with honest and friendly intentions and look at all the crap that has come out of it!

Trig
February 2nd, 2011, 12:54 AM
Maybe it would be good to have a place like V world so people could get rid of the stress of real life and life out whatever fantasy's they have without actually harming other people..

Also think of the people that are in coma's and the likes, wonder if such tech would work on them, how able bodied would you ahve to actually be to use stuff like that..

jsonitsac
February 6th, 2011, 06:56 PM
Computer Brain Interfaces have made significant strides in the last decade. Still, I think there's a lot more work that needs to be accomplished to get anywhere near what goes on in V-World.

Spimman
March 2nd, 2011, 09:20 AM
They will come, but in steps. We're likely not that far away from some pretty realistic 3D environments, but might be a ways away from full sensory immersion.

the fifth man
March 3rd, 2011, 06:03 PM
They will come, but in steps. We're likely not that far away from some pretty realistic 3D environments, but might be a ways away from full sensory immersion.

That would be great to see in my lifetime. We shall see.

escyos
July 23rd, 2011, 10:32 PM
Shows like Caprica make me feel sad. They have awesome tech and are moving forward, yet we are stagnant.

Did you know that 85% of computer geniuses and techno whizzes go into computer game development! What a f**king waste of talent, who cares about the magical orcs and your 75 HP!!!!

Get a real job!

KJ Gould
August 15th, 2011, 11:40 AM
I'm guessing the holoband in Caprica becomes integrated into Cylons which is how they 'project' in BS:G. Still makes you wonder how Baltar was able to project, though.

the fifth man
August 17th, 2011, 07:20 PM
I'm guessing the holoband in Caprica becomes integrated into Cylons which is how they 'project' in BS:G. Still makes you wonder how Baltar was able to project, though.

That does make a lot of sense.