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Wanted to share an excerpt relating to VR from the novel I am writing.

GenetixStudio
Level 9
I am writing a Cyberpunk novel titled "Day Dreamer", set in the year 2029. Just wanted to share an excerpt here about VR for anyone interested!

"As
Rider began to settle down, he remembered the data card in his
pocket. He had intended to drop it off in the lost and found section
at work, but had ended up becoming busy and forgot to do so before
leaving. He spun it around in between his fingers. His curiousity got
the best of him, and he synced it to his headset.

He
slipped the sleek black headset over his face, like a pair of
slightly large sunglasses. Inside were two screens each capable of
outputting 16k resolution at a solid 120 frames per second. The ends
of the headset near his ears did not directly output sound waves, but
rather used vibrations to simulate audio through his jawbone and
inner ear. The head set was able to create both an image and sound
that were so close to reality, Rider often could not tell the
difference. The headset was capable of positional and rotational
tracking as well. He could look up or down, left or right – and it
kept track of his movement instantaneously. He could lean in to look
at things, stand up, sit down, crouch, and walk around all while
being tracked perfectly.


He
sat there, in his dark and mostly empty room with no decorations to
speak of. Inside the headset he was somewhere else entirely. Inside
of the headset Rider was sitting at a desk atop of a white sandy
beach. An endlessly reaching ocean lay ahead of him, and tall healthy
palm trees lined the land scape just beyond the beaches shore. The
sounds of exotic wildlife could be heard behind him, and he was
calmed by sounds of crashing waves just a few yards in front of him.
This was where he felt at home."

Thanks for reading!

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LZoltowski
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So what was on the datacard? Did he find it? Was it some sort of sinister VR programme? I need to know!!!

(I like the fact that it has tech specs, nice touch although "The headset was capable of positional and rotational tracking as well" might seem a bit superfluous)

Anyway what is on the datacard I must know!
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LZoltowski
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Will he find some sort of secret message that leads him down the rabbit hole of espionage, danger and digital world? Is it a recording of a murder but in VR and he feels like he must solve it ... Will it be just an add for an Amazon giftcard? MUST KNOW!
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cybereality
Level 15
Nice, I like it!
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pjenness
Level 8



He
slipped the sleek black headset over his face, like a pair of
slightly large sunglasses. Inside were two screens each capable of
outputting 16k resolution at a solid 120 frames per second.




Dang..

He Should Kickstart that!

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Myrskalle
Level 4
"Inside were two screens each capable of
outputting 16k resolution at a solid 120 frames per second" – This part just seems out-of-place and pointless.

LZoltowski
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Myrskalle said:

"Inside were two screens each capable of
outputting 16k resolution at a solid 120 frames per second" – This part just seems out-of-place and pointless.


Have you read the Martian? Its full of technical jargon and specs. It's not an issue here either.
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xWandererx
Level 7
Id love to own the system thats running that headset......let alone the headset itself:)

kuabi
Level 5

Myrskalle said:

"Inside were two screens each capable of
outputting 16k resolution at a solid 120 frames per second" – This part just seems out-of-place and pointless.


I agree, it was the wrong place to insert the tech specs, it just seems to stop the flow of the story, though that's just my opinion.

kuabi
Level 5
What would work though is:
He slipped the sleek black headset over his face, like a pair of slightly large sunglasses and that old familiar message scrolled across the screen ... "Your eyes don't meet the required specification,  you may not be able to play all content".