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Disturbed young men soon able to enter ‘the Matrix’ and ‘plug in’ to shooting games with new Oculus VR display device.

February 15th, 2013 by J. D. Heyes.    Find Full Article Here:-

One thing concerned parents, teachers, academics and policymakers were discussing long before the second-worst school shooing in U.S. history took place in Newtown, Conn. in mid-December was the culture of violence that currently exists in our country and in which our young tend to immerse themselves.

Legacy games of violence like Doom, Call to Duty, Grand Theft Auto and other “shooting” games, many psychiatrists say, have desensitized a growing number of kids and young adults to the act of killing, perhaps leading some with preexisting psychological conditions to commit horrendous acts of mass murder.

On the heels of 20-year-old Adam Lanza’s murder of 20 Kindergarten-aged children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School comes now a new type of total immersion shooting game that has the potential to transform psychopaths into total killers, desensitized beyond belief.

Total immersion technology will train future mass murderers

The company, Oculus VR, is an immersion virtual reality firm now developing the Oculus Rift, “a ground-breaking virtual reality headset for immersive gaming,” according to the firm’s website.

The company says it has raised $2.4 million in seed money “from project backers and supporters around the world,” as its team works to develop “the Oculus Rift in an effort to revolutionize the way people experience interactive content.”

The headset is getting rave reviews for the very thing that is liable to make it dangerous: its virtual reality immersion capability.

“The immersion level here is really something to behold,” says The Verge, a web-based tech magazine.

Adds an MSNBC tech writer, “There are a lot of cool gadgets out there, but I promise you that you have never seen anything like this.”

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, in a video posted on the company’s website, said, “Games are something I’m really passionate about. Even more than playing games, I’m passionate about bringing games to the next level.”

It’s that “next level” that should worry us.

  1. trey moore
    February 17, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    People like you are oblivious. Dont you know that this thing can be used to help with phobias(spiders,heights etc) help engineers and architects visualize their creations, doctors train on surgical techniques. And yes be immersed in great game worlds. I think this article is recklessly ignorant. Blame the troubled individual for his/her actions and the overall culture of REAL guns in our society. By your logic violent books, movies, tv shows and games should be sterile and void of any depiction of violence thereby causing all of us to lose our freedom to choose our entertainment. Saving private Ryan was grossly violent, but told a compelling story and gave context to the violence. but should that be taken out because some fucko might be triggered by it. No!!! You are misinformed misguided, miseducated and your focus is misplaced.

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