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The King is dead... long live the QEeen?



h/t @RudyHavenstein and @KelitoMaximus


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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:38 | 4596360 Boomberg
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He's playing Candy Crush in Facebook I bet,

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:42 | 4596389 StacksOnStacks
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It looks like it's taking his soul.  Huh?  Oh it is?  Well I'll be damned.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:55 | 4596433 RevRex
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I glorify in my ignorance of modern gadgetry.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:57 | 4596444 Almost Solvent
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I thought The Lawnmower Man was pure fiction - never gonna happen. 


Damn you Pierce Brosnan!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:03 | 4596457 flacon
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Looks like he is having an orgasm. I don't think I want to know what he's watching inside those googly eyes. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:16 | 4596509 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Aw c'mon -- clearly the kid has a bloody nose.  

ps Either way he ain't getting laid.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:47 | 4596630 JamesBond
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Throw him in a pod and use his body heat for electricity.  At least that way he has some benefit to society...




Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:26 | 4597374 bitcoinbear
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Wow.. that is the new Oculus Facehugger!

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 05:24 | 4597661 StychoKiller
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:42 | 4597732 StandardDeviant
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Made me think of these little guys.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:45 | 4597502 Lore
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@ Tyler: You have an uncanny talent for finding images that amuse & unnerve.

I remember the first time I watched two Gen-Xers playing Guitar Hero.  One commented to the other: "Don't you love it when the audience cheers?"  The other replied, "Yeah!  That's such a rush."  Suddenly, there was a chill in the room, but neither player seemed to notice.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:05 | 4596465 SilverIsKing
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In the future, sleep as we know it will be outlawed. The government will mandate that we all use a gadget that simulates a full 8 hours of sleep in a matter of minutes through virtual reality.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:40 | 4596862 Gypsyducks
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Have you ever played CIV V multi-player and smoked a lot of kush?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:53 | 4597132 Luckhasit
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No but I've smoked kush and played shogun 2.  It makes you appreciate long term expansion and logistics.  

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:55 | 4596437 fonestar
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Satoshi has risen!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:11 | 4596494 BlackChicken
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But he's still in denial.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:57 | 4596922 duo
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Thy already made a movie about that.  With Christopher Walken ....

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:27 | 4597775 cpnscarlet
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And if it is ever invented/perfected, the human race will come to an end.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:43 | 4596394 Unprepared
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"Nobody cared who I was until I put on a mask"

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:45 | 4596399 TeamDepends
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No, he's Jacques Cousteau III, and what he's seeing ain't pretty.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:44 | 4596401 Dickweed Wang
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The guy died of a stroke caused by a 12 hour erection from watching virtual reality porn all day.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:02 | 4596442 ugmug
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The new liberal rose colored glasses -

Obama is telling me to suck his d...... but nothing is happening! Why????


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:22 | 4596507 MeMongo
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Freak looks like he has a face coming out of his neck, adams apple being the nose(:-(

Actually looked again and it's quite frickin nasty, cuz I think there might really be an alien in dudes neck!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:27 | 4596556 williambanzai7
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No, this is...


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:48 | 4596633 Leto II
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Surgically implanted telepropter with built in 24/7 facetime with Valerie Jarret

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:00 | 4596682 TahoeBilly2012
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Obama skiing.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:04 | 4596704 MeMongo
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Will in your pic O looks as though he's having an hallucination of hisself as Robert Duvall......I love the smell of ------- in the morning.....zh'ers fill in the blanks! Smells like ------?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:53 | 4597989 Mad Muppet
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Jump, you fucker! Jump!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:38 | 4596361 Tim Knight from...
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Looks like he's getting real time virtual images of Facebook's stock price today.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:56 | 4596438 aVileRat
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Starting to think Carl Ichan is on to something when he questioned the strength of silicon valley's governance and board independence. Even John Carmack, the CTO said the tech is nothing more than a update to the VirtualBoy.

Facebook is starting to smell very Tyco. Acquisitions for the sake of obfuscating the "growth story" and a dubious method of accounting for revenue recognition & goodwill impairments.

Or maybe as Warren Buffett said in 1996, maybe I just don't get it anymore. God help us if we have to last 2 more years of this loony bin.


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:33 | 4596577 Terminus C
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You got more than two years I am afraid...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:38 | 4596364 explosivo
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He's watching a watersports porno.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:06 | 4596476 Cursive
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Wasn't this on "A Clockwork Orange?"

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:35 | 4597060 explosivo
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My pic? It's from the Shining. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:25 | 4596526 Cacete de Ouro
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Looks like Facialabuse to me. That guy has a severe case of virtual Bella Knox syndrome

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:38 | 4596365 SandiaMan
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Look out below!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:42 | 4596387 The Limerick King
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A verse on the King IPO

Insanity's starting to show

I played Candy Crush

It wasn't a rush

Investors should Look Out Below!!!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:34 | 4596578 Cacete de Ouro
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Our valuation is not that insane
Because we have more than one game
Papa Pear is a cash cow
We will soon be in the Dow
Until people realize all our games are the same

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:55 | 4597138 Luckhasit
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There you are, i wondered were you wandered off to.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:42 | 4596368 remain calm
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Looks like he has a dildo up his ass, while he watches Obama explain the benefits of obamacare to our economy.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:41 | 4596369 ebworthen
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Just wait until the first lawsuits by parents whose kids fell down the stairs or off the balcony using those silly things.

Aren't we "immersed" enough already?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:39 | 4596372 Unprepared
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Nice sleeping goggles

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:39 | 4596374 starman
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Jerking off never felt "so real"!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:39 | 4596375 prains
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......and we're the dominant species on this globe? WTF

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:45 | 4596408 Winston Churchill
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According too us.

The cockroaches may disagree.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:50 | 4596421 McMolotov
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This dude + pajama boy = we're fucked.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:40 | 4596380 jim249
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Looking up a ladys skirt for the first time.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:41 | 4596383 infiniti
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It's a ZH commenter starting at the DXY chart waiting for it to crash.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:41 | 4596384 Unprepared
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How are these things different from this?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:43 | 4596395 DrunkenPleb
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Ok, now show the next pic where the rat has chewed its way out through the guy's face. 1984 +30.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:44 | 4596402 GrinandBearit
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Mouth hanging open indicates a fully zombified brain and an IQ of around 80.

These tech toy/gadget morons are totally incapable of functioning in a normal social environment.  Sadly, virtual reality IS their social environment.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:16 | 4596512 Big Corked Boots
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In a word: Unemployable.

(except as drone operators, maybe)

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:26 | 4596546 NotApplicable
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For all we know, he may have just blasted a crater in the middle of a wedding party.

Ender's game, bitchez.


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:14 | 4596743 Quantum Nucleonics
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He's probably got a PhD in CS and cleared $5 million last year.  He's staring at his stock option brokerage account in disbelief that he's getting paid seven figures a year to play video games.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:18 | 4596760 Savyindallas
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He's probably a bartender with a PH'd and a hundred grand in student loan debt. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:19 | 4596524 MayIMommaDogFac...
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normal social environment

Where can one actually find this normal social environment you speak of? </sarc>

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:45 | 4596403 fonzannoon
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this market is amazing. zirp is preventing a massive crash right now. verizon and con ed are now the money markets. it's fuckin incredible. it's like a billion animals getting ready for a stampede but they just can't find a crack in the fence to break through. maybe we look back in 6 months and 2.7% on the 10yr was a fuckin steal.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:05 | 4596451 khakuda
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It is beyond astounding that the Fed has fucked things up SO badly this time.  They are like the dunces who learned the wrong lessons from the late 90s stock bubble and the 00s real estate bubble.

Hey Beavis, if 3 years of 1% rates caused a massive bubble in real estate and almost took down the global banking system, do you think 7 years of ZIRP and $5 trillion of QE will be better than putting a firecracker up a bug's ass?

It's like the guys who designed windows 8 are doing monetary policy, too.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:35 | 4596586 Dr. Engali
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Again I will say, they aren't dunces. They are doing precisely what they are supposed to do, which is prop up the banks and siphon the wealth of the nation upwards to the 1%. They are doing an exceedingly good job at this point.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:01 | 4596668 khakuda
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But they have completely overshot with monetary stimulus at this point.  Another bubble can only lead to another collapse and that won't help the banks either.

The role of central bankers should be legally limited to "break glass in case of emergency".  Guaranteeing money market funds in 2008 made sense to avoid a panic and bank run.  QE and ZIRP 6 years later and counting - more stimulus each month now than in 2008- is lunacy.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:21 | 4596778 Dr. Engali
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I don't think you understand what is going on. They know it's not sustainable, and overshooting is the goal. This is the final wealth transfer before the chaos that will roll out a new world currency.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:00 | 4596830 khakuda
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I agree that overshooting is the goal, but I don't see how overshooting to collapse is helpful to them staying in power.  Overshooting was intended to make the wealthy even more wealthy with some hope for trickle down.  Then, maybe they stay in power.  It was never going to work, but that was the plan.  Overshooting to collapse doesn't help them stay in charge.  There is no final wealth transfer if all the paper wealth in financial assets goes away in the end with a financial market collapse.

I think you are giving them too much credit. Statements of Fed officials during and after bubble collapses, along with transcripts of meetings, indicated they really didn't understand what was going on.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 05:17 | 4597656 Ar-Pharazôn
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TPTB managed to keep their position through 3000 and more years of history and even during and after the 2 world wars.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:11 | 4597341 Freddie
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I don't think you get the point.  They don't care.  Everything they do is opposite of what a rational educated person would do.  They pass laws with names are the total opposite of what is in the law.  The Affordable Health Care Act.  The Patriot Act. 

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:46 | 4597734 StandardDeviant
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That's called Newspeak.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:16 | 4596751 Savyindallas
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It will be the same the way down. The 1% will get out of the market or go short and then it will collapse. Then they'll make an even bigger killing using their cash to purchase distressed assets. They're counting on Homeland Security to protect them from the hngry, angy mobs  - don't count on it. They'd better have their 30,000 strong HS drones ready, or it could get really hot for the 1%  - at least the lower 90% of the one percent.  The top dogs will be out of the country or hiding in their castles protected by a private army of Blackwater boys and foreign mercenaries. That still may not be enough if things really start to steamroll and the American sheeple realize their flouride GMO poisoned brains still have a spark of real intelligence left in them  -or at least basic survival instincts. Most will be too fat and slow or drugged out zombies to be of much use.   

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:45 | 4596409 dobermangang
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I bet he can't name a U.S. Senator.

We're doomed!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:52 | 4596423 FieldingMellish
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but he certainly can be one.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:59 | 4596677 Fedaykinx
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paging senator blutarsky

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:31 | 4597718 Grouchy Marx
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I give up - how about Larry Mo or Curly?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:47 | 4596417 i_call_you_my_base
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I've always wanted home entertainment, but it never looked quite stupid enough. The future is now!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:48 | 4596419 djsmps
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Where's my vape?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:53 | 4596429 Atomizer
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Future Internet From Johnny Mnemonic

They have been pimping VR for decades. If only it can be puchased using a EBT card.. /Sarc

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:26 | 4596445 khakuda
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The fact that the EU is talking about doing more QE means the end is near.  Have they seen borrowing rates of the PIIGS?  They are back to stupid low levels and they want to LOWER them?

Japan, the US and EU are all completely fucked as the Central Banks have lost control now.  I love when they say inflation is dangerously low.  Yes, if only things were more expensive, everything would be better.  With that logic alone, we are doomed.

If you can't hear the bells ringing this time, you must be dead.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:58 | 4596446 Stanley Lord
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Start keeping an eye out for Mariel Boatlift II, only this time with "immigrants" from Russia, all the insane, criminal Muslims will shortly be air and boat lifted to the USA.

Mark it down.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:02 | 4596455 logicalman
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The real world is much more interesting than the virtual, especially if you get out into it and look really closely.


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:04 | 4596459 Cangaroo.TNT
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Is that anything like the Opti-Grab?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:05 | 4596467 Bastiat
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He took the blue pill.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:26 | 4596547 SunRise
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and the Red one

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:09 | 4596477 SgtShaftoe
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he had a Snow Crash.   In the beginning, there was the command line...


The story begins in Los Angeles in the unspecified future, no longer part of the United States. The federal government of the United States has ceded most of its power to private organizations and entrepreneurs.[3] Franchising, individual sovereignty, and private vehicles reign (along with drug trafficking, violent crime, and traffic congestion). Mercenary armies compete for national defense contracts while private security guards preserve the peace in sovereign, gated housing developments. Highway companies compete to attract drivers to their roads and all mail delivery is by hired courier. The remnants of government maintain authority only in isolated compounds where they transact tedious make-work that is, by and large, irrelevant to the dynamic society around them.

Much of the territory ceded by the government has been carved up into sovereign enclaves, each run by its own big business franchise (such as "Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong") or the various residential burbclaves (suburban enclaves). This arrangement resembles anarcho-capitalism, a theme Stephenson carries over to his next novel The Diamond Age. Hyperinflation has devalued the dollar to the extent that trillion dollar billsEd Meeses—are nearly disregarded and the quadrillion dollar note—the Gipper—is the standard 'small' bill. For physical transactions people resort to alternative, non-hyperinflated currencies such as yen or "Kongbucks" (the official currency of Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong).


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:50 | 4596642 Bastiat
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The "Gipper"  Love it!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:16 | 4597192 kurt
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dense, seemingly cogent. Written by a computer. Get used to it. It's coming faster and faster.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:52 | 4597987 FrankDrakman
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Read the book years ago, and IIRC, the only thing you could completely depend on was your pizza would be delivered in 30 minutes - or else. The "Papa John" was now "Papa Don", and the Mafia didn't like having to make good on free pizza.

It's a very funny, interesting book, but like most of Stephenson's work, has an unsatisfactory 3rd act.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:16 | 4596510 Tenshin Headache
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"Dude, I can see GOD and he looks just like Mark Zuckerburg."

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:32 | 4596573 SmackDaddy
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virtual glory hole....

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:38 | 4596591 Dr. Engali
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Can we just inject the internet into our system and get it over with ? Who needs reality when you can enjoy a juicy steak in the matrix?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:51 | 4596645 comob
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I see a battle royale between goog's glasshole army and zuck's ocuface bookrift all watched over by drones of loving grace.

Meanwhile, back in meat-space, vladimir putin just ate your lunch.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:04 | 4596706 HardlyZero
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Maybe they can send him to the front line in Ukraine with a super-powered wargame software and destroy the Russian army ?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:10 | 4596728 BullyBearish
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Harry Potter waiting for a Dementor Kiss

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:17 | 4596755 blindman
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anxiety sells, high anxiety sells moar.
@"our" in "does our system select ...
it is demanded by the language itself
as in the use of the word "our" in such
an opaque and general reference compounded
by adding the word "system" so impersonally.
but that is the state of the language
to date,
humourless devoid of playfulness.
the question is one of control and art.
is the technology superior when digitised
or is the analog even relevant?
the machines may decide the insect kingdom
strategy is a more efficient control paradigm?
now, that is kafkaesque, ..good luck and watch out.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:55 | 4596917 teslaberry
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:31 | 4597046 Downtoolong
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Caption - Virtual Trumps Cocaine.


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:58 | 4597143 adr
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Remember the great VR craze of the 1990s? Remember VR Jurassic Park?

I remember going into the Discovery store and playing with the VR setup they had.

Nobody bought that company for a few billion dollars. The odd thing was unlike the Rift, the old VR headsets were actually sold in stores.

The new billionaire is a billionaire before he makes one real dollar in sales. Fucking incredible.

So you're a billionaire? Your company must sell a lot of product.

Nope, we actually lose millions of dollars, but I'm a billionaire.

How the fuck does that work?

Wall Street.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 05:19 | 4597657 crakinshot
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Because unlike the 90s, everyone that tries these Occulus headsets is blown away by how awesome it is.

Its a going to mean a short shift from mobiles to PC (VR) and then a shift back to mobile + VR when the battleries can handle it.... all led by the younger generations, over say 20 years.

The more I think about it, the more I think this is a really smart move by Mark Zuckerburg.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:29 | 4597783 SmackDaddy
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whatever you say mark....

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:39 | 4597263 franciscopendergrass
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Why does that guy look like he is enjoying virtual porn?  Do they have that out, yet?  If so, I want one.  Next thing I want is a holodeck.  Holodeck = the end of civilization.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:02 | 4597583 zipit
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Where are his hands?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:36 | 4597796 ZeroPoint
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Congratulations FaceBook, you just threw away 2 billion dollars in a single afternoon.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:48 | 4597829 esum
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a picture of amerika's future.... virtual reality suplemented with pot, porn and a virtual blowjob administered by a sony robot with a silicon 100 deg F well lubed tougue.... while living in mom's basement....doesn't get much better than that....til the student loan bill arrives....  

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