Facebook’s New VR Headset: Drug or Weapon?
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL – September 27, 2018
Facebook Inc. unveiled its own wireless VR headset this Wednesday. They say they plan to ship it out starting spring of next year.
Oculus Quest will comes with touch controllers and won’t need a PC to operate, and will cost $399, according to the company.
The company also plans to launch more than 50 games for the new headset.
Facebook has invested heavily in VR hardware in hopes the technology, which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of faraway or imaginary spaces, will move from a niche interest to a widely used platform for gaming, communication and business applications.
Meanwhile, the WHO classifies “digital gaming” or “video-gaming” a mental disease, filed under “Disorders due to addictive behaviours”. It’s not hard to agree. Examples can be seen everywhere. Sometimes the consequences of video game dependence are not so significant and only effect the individual and their family, other times the consequences are simply catastrophic.
An Alabama father was arrested after his baby son drowned in the bathtub. He claims he left the room to play video games and forgot the baby was there.
The 5-month-old was not breathing when deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at the Tarrant, Alabama, home Sunday night, the sheriff's office said.
The father, 23-year-old Cotton, told detectives he forgot about the baby and "when he returned to the bathtub about an hour later he found the child was unresponsive," the sheriff's office said. Detectives believe Cotton's claim.
Paramedics took the baby to the hospital where he soon was pronounced dead. Cotton was arrested and charged with reckless manslaughter. The game was over.
What is this newly opening epoch and what are these devices that lure us into its gate? If video gaming is a disease, will virtual reality headset equal full immersion in addiction? What’s the cure? Who will write the prescriptions?
In addition, some politicians and representatives of the deep state openly declare that video games are a weapons in the information war. Conspiracy theorists have exploited this topic with varying success for a long time, and they have a point. Video games have long been used by the Pentagon and other intelligence agencies to ideologically train the youth and control and monitor their experience of new technologies. So if video games are considered an information weapon, then what is Facebook?