Yeah I’ve been reading about the potential for ketamine as an antidepressant for a long time now. Its frustrating that the benefits this kind of research uncovers rarely makes it to the people who need it.
I have to say that the over dramatization over what he said is kind of obnoxious. I’m sure when he says a “place” for experimentation he isn’t speaking about a country full of his own utopian ideals. He’s referring to places as in environments, such as burning man, where new ways of thinking and experimentation is encouraged. Simple as that.
Nilay’s singular focus on this story during the vergecast annoyed me in particular. It seems like he’s become very good at overblowing and misrepresenting events in order to generate non-existent controversy. At which point he can then argue why he is right and why everyone else is wrong. What brilliant commentary.
Yes, I can’t wait for virtual balls to bounce around my living room.
As a tech demo, yes its interesting. As a product? Not so much. This is one of this things where the novelty will wear off quickly and no “normal” human being is going to want a projector and a kinect on their coffee table.
I honestly don’t get why this is so exciting. It just extends the limits of your TV, in which case why not just use the projector to play in the first place.
Also as far as being a commercial product it seems a bit hacky. Are normal people really going to have a projector and a kinect on their coffee tables with all the associated wires running through their living rooms? I know a lot of people who won’t even have surround sound because of this reason.