Friday, June 16, 2017

E3 2017 - Our Wonderful Future

The future is looking bright:

Is virtual reality on the edge of going mainstream? That seems to be the suggestion with the latest sales figures from Sony – its PlayStation VR headset has hit 1 million units sold since going on sale back in October of 2016.

That compares very favorably to the rival HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headset sales, which have managed (according to third-party stats) just about half that number and a third respectively.

However, there's still ground to be made up against the mobile-orientated Samsung Gear VR, which has sold more than 5 million around the world – though that number will be inflated by phone giveaway promotions and the fact that it need not appeal to prior PC or PlayStation 4 owners.

Room to grow

With 60 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold, there's definitely room for the platform to expand. 1 million sales looks relatively paltry given the overall userbase.

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The Church Fathers speak often of our ascent to union with God by means of progress in the virtues and in contemplation of the inner principles or meanings of created things.  But the more deeply people become enmeshed in virtual reality, the less they will be able to practice the virtues by interacting with their neighbor, the less they will be able to contemplate the logoi at the heart of trees, birds, possum, etc.  Cut off from the created world, more and more they will become cut off from the Holy Trinity Who created it.  And this is no doubt to the liking of the Elite.


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð!

Anathema to the Union!

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