Thursday, February 17, 2011

I would like...

To take this fine moment to look back in nostalgia at all the fucked up shit any of us has ever done.

And all the friends we ever had but don't talk to anymore because life just got in the way.

Just take a minute and think back. I know I am after today.
In one day I reunited w/ ppl from my childhood years all the way up through my teenage years and now in adulthood I have some new friends from old times. This was a good day.

Kudos to you bloggers for bloggin it up. I'm out. Peace love and happy memories.

Virtual Reality.

A virtual reality helmet that recreates the sights, smells, sounds and even tastes of far-flung holiday destinations has been devised by British scientists.

Armchair travellers wearing the device will be able to hear the roar of lions on safari, smell the flowers of an Alpine meadow or feel the heat of the Caribbean sun on their face -- all from the comfort of their sitting room.

The device will also allow people to greet friends and family on the other side of the world as if they were in same room, and to immerse themselves in fantasy worlds.

The virtual reality helmet titillates all five body senses while viewers sit at home on their sofas

It will even allow students to explore history -- and find out what it was really like to live in Ancient Egypt, Rome or Greece.

Scientists have been developing virtual reality devices for nearly two decades. But until now, most have only been able to recreate sound and vision.

Now a team of British academics from York and Warwick universities have launched a project to create the first authentic VR helmet -- a device that stimulates the senses so convincingly  they have called in Real Virtuality.

The Virtual Cocoon will consist of a headset packed with specially developed electronics -- including a high definition, high dynamic computer screen, state of the art speakers, fans to blow hot and cold air over the wearer's face and a 'smell tube' which releases chemicals under the nose to mimic real life odours.

Prof Alan Chalmers of Warwick said the headset should be complete in three to five years. He believes it will be used in long distance business meetings, in schools to allow students to revisit history, or by families wanting to get a taste of far-flung destinations.

It will also be popular among computer games enthusiasts -- particularly those who enjoy virtual role play games such as Second Life.

'The idea is not to replace reality but to complement it,' he said at an event organised by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 'You can get a taster of reality in a safe and controlled way.'

The prototype helmet connects wirelessly to a computer which feeds it information about a virtual world or a another part of the real world.

It features a high dynamic screen -- which uses a combination of LED and LCD technology to produce pictures that are 10 times darker, or 30 times brighter, than conventional television.

A tube connected to a box of chemicals will release smells under the wearer's nose, while a similar device can squirt flavours directly into the mouth.

The heat and humidity can be changed using a fan and heater, while surround sound speakers recreate noise.

Prof Chalmers believes owners will be able to buy computer software that allows them to explore virtual worlds.

It should be possible too to explore other parts of the world in real time.

A recording device attached to a car could record the sights, smells, sounds and feel of a safari and transmit the sensations over the internet to a Virtual Cocoon on the other side of the world.

Professor David Howard of the University of York, lead scientist on the initiative, says: 'Virtual Reality projects have typically only focused on one or two of the five senses -- usually sight and hearing. We’re not aware of any other research group anywhere else in the world doing what we plan to do.

'Smell will be generated electronically via a new technique being pioneered by Alan Chalmers and his team at Warwick which will deliver a predetermined smell recipe on-demand.

'Taste and smell are closely linked but we intend to provide a texture sensation relating to something being in the mouth. Tactile devices will provide touch.'

The helmet could also be used in training soldiers, police officers, medics or fire fighters.

Designers are currently working on a price for the device which initial estimates place at around £1,500 ($632.00).

 I seriously can't wait to be able to try this. Can anyone say the MATRIX?
Oh well fuck real life.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I'd like to take this time.

To share a few dreams I've had they I consider weird or have made an impact on me.

In one I was standing on Earth and around our planet I saw many other Earthlike planets surrounding ours in a ring. I had an urge to visit one and I went there while I don't remember vividly what was on it the inhabitants were gaseous or liquid kinda a puke green mixed w/ a brownish color. Like jaba the hut but more blob like.

In another dream it started out I was zoomed out and it panned inward to an island that would resemble the rainforests in south america but was the size of madagascar and a similar shape. On this island I lived as a hero protecting villagers from giant spiders and a strange dog like creature that was red and yellow. It resembled the oriental type creatures they have in their older artwork. After protecting these people living in huts on stilts I proceeded to go onto a beach where a storm was coming and the seas were rough. As a walked I saw other warrior like men standing w/ surfboards next to a wooden rack for holding the boards.

Finally I'm certain this was more than a dream but it is by far one of the most interesting experiences I've had. I was fully awake at the time was practicing meditation and had been reading on astral projection. I figured it was a good time to give it a try so I did. Not only did I manage to get out of my body but I walked out of my room and to my surprise I saw my mother cleaning the floor. I did my best to get her attention by flying down the hallway and back. When she didn't notice me she began to walk through me to another room as she did I hovered in front of her saying MOM LOOK!!!! As she got close I could see a bluish glow on her. After this I sank into the floor and when it got up to my eyeballs I got scared thinking OMG I can't breathe underground and *SNAP* I was back in my body. I then verified that my mother had been cleaning the floor. I left my body at will. I haven't been able to reproduce this since.

Those were the three most interesting. Feel free to post strange dreams you've had in comments or maybe you can interpret some of these. My favorite dreams are those of flying. The second dream I think was a past life I led. The first one I think was a sign that other worlds are apart of us as we are them. I'm off until next time.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Prank calls

This stuff is genius.
Add Beyluxe Messenger and join in and listen to this stuff.

He had some guy smash his toilet and try to dig through the wall because a midget had cams in his room and was streaming it live on the internet.

I laughed non stop for at least an hour.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Synesthesia and more?

First off I'd like to list the different types of synesthesia from most common to least common.

Grapheme → color synesthesia: This is where colors and letters or numbers are associated. So the letter A is red. The letter B blue. And so forth. Like this...
Sound → color: Where a sound like music or as simple as dishes clattering or dogs barking causes visualization of color. Sometimes this is only w/ music sometimes not. Basically like sound fireworks so to speak.

Number form: Where numbers form around everyday objects. Sorta like a perma ruler for your eyes.

Personification: Examples of this would be T's are generally grabby ungenerous creatures. Or the synthete would say 4 I can trust but 3 is dishonest.

And finally the rarest of types...
Lexical → gustatory: Where individual words evoke taste sensations. F sounds trigger the taste of sherbet or S sounds trigger mince pie.

We all may have this ability while it isn't an automatic response in myself I can often concentrate and 'imagine' what a word would taste like. I do this while grocery shopping I hear the word and imagine the taste. I even blend taste and imagine how the food would taste when it was prepared together. Or colors and personifying them. Such as red to me is controlling Purple is mystical and Black is forsaken. So I implore you to look into this a little more and see how you can enhance your own perception of this wonderful world. We're more capable then we give ourselves credit. Also I'd like feed back... after reading this are you aware of something that may be similar to any of these things? Is it automatic or must you concentrate on making it work. Enlighten me as I have you my fellow bloggers. And have a colorful day.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Well I have no ideas for interesting posts today...

I was going to post on synesthesia but I think I'll do it tomorrow.
I haven't been sleeping well.

So I'm just going to take this time to thank all my followers for their support.
Thank you guys over 9000 times.