VR Porn – Is it Good or Evil 2018-10-20T23:54:38+00:00

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VR Porn – Is it Good or Evil

Warren Moore is an ex-apple engineer who started his own software consulting company. Now, he lives a lavish life as a digital nomad in Thailand while dishing out advice about 3D graphics to clients halfway across the globe.

In this episode Warren gives general business advice such as when to branch off and start your own business, technology specific advice such as how to maximize your salary as a software engineer, and digital nomad advice on how to permanently live abroad for pennies on the dollar. Additionally, Warren and I rant about futuristic predictions such as universal basic income, omnipotent artificial intelligence, and virtual reality porn. Some interesting topics we cover include:

0:47 – Digital Nomadism: Working your own hours while experiencing the world
9:40 – Software engineer career progression
30:15 – The digital trolley problem: who will your car save?
37:19 – Technology and automation taking away jobs
41:24 – Pros and cons of universal basic income
53:16 – Amazon and Facebook: Friend or foe
1:05:56 – Exploring god awful startup ideas
1:15:50 – Crazy Job Interview Stories
1:29:19 – When is it time to quit your 9 to 5 and start your own thing
1:42:52 – Are coding bootcamps effective?
1:55:14 – Niching down vs. Branching out: maximizing software engineering salary
2:09:54 – Virtual reality sex with your digital Megan Fox
2:19:35 – Are we living in a simulation?

The full podcast episode:
https://samsebree.com/warren-moore

The audio version of this podcast can be found here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mental-architect/id1435994254?mt=2

The most interesting excerpts from this podcast can be found here:

Are We Living in a Simulation
https://samsebree.com/are-we-living-in-a-simulation

The Trolley Problem and Ethics of Driverless Cars
https://samsebree.com/the-trolley-problem-and-ethics-of-driverless-cars

Enjoy!

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0:00
So you're,

0:00
you're pretty into VR. Yeah, pretty into VR and a are, they are very much more. So. Yeah, yeah, I've

0:07
actually built a our apps. I haven't actually built VR experiences

0:10
yet. VR is getting pretty wild. I don't think most people realize how far it has come. Oh, I agree, I think. Yeah, I tried. It was like, Are you kidding me? This is what's going on over here. Jesus Christ,

0:21
guys. Yeah. Yeah, it's gotten to the point where it can be truly immersive. And what's really exciting is that as good as it is, now it's getting it's rapidly getting even better, ridiculous terms of tracking in terms of especially in terms of graphical fidelity. And so that's really exciting to actually be in the midst of that revolution.

0:40
Yeah, I think that there's so much opportunity in that space. Man, I was reading this interesting thing the other day so obviously know about VR. Yeah, I mean, that's, we can go out and talk about the driving industry. But apparently what some couples are doing is you'll have a couple in the both have VR goggles on and they'll each other and real life, but they'll have VR of like, whatever is they're watching. So for all intents and purposes in their brain, they're someone else. Like if you're doing a doggy style or whatever you put on the VR, the doggy style your your girlfriend, whatever. But VR you're megan fox or something like that. Is that the role you want to live in? seems very strange and Wally to me. Yes. He's really horrifying to me. I wouldn't say no. If this was on the table. And he had the VR goggles. I would try it. But that's really Blade Runner. And strange. It's a sometimes food perhaps.

1:30
Yeah, see, okay, I'll just I'll just lay down my, my personal thoughts on the matter not on the tech but on on on. Actually, I didn't know we were going to get here but

1:42
I just think that that like presence and intimacy and contacts like real genuine contact during is the point you know. And so to extract yourself from that to remove yourself from that to fly off into a fantasy always diminishes the experience whether you're doing it with your eyes closed and he megan fox or whomever

2:02
she has tomatoes Dallas I forgot about the toes but we can edit that because it's VR that's right we can make your idealized VR megan fox

2:11
point being that like I i I'm not into that now having said that I'm not at all a prude about VR. I think that there is an enormous unexploited market potential for VR because I think it's much more difficult to produce nowadays like right now than traditional is because if you want to do let's say just a point of view like run of the mill vanilla hetero point of view shot right which is happening is being done a lot there's a lot of that out there right now thumb to a involved you know what you may not even see the model sweet I don't performer actress,

2:45
whatever term Anyway, I'm a very specific test.

2:49
So the guy has to wear like this goofy looking stereo camera rig if you want to shoot a POV Well, he's doing it really thought about how that shot I guess I visualize to someone holding the camera because you can do it that way too. But if you want a true point of view, like with the motion and the correct divergence, like you really need to Is it like a headset situations like a headband sounds incredibly distracting somewhere GoPro, it's like imagine wearing two approaches cheese on your forehead a lot to deal with. That's just one way to do it. And what's interesting is that that's the cheap way to do it, right? Because that is you're using live performers, right? And you're literally capturing essentially, it's not 360 video, or even maybe 360 video. But it's from one fixed point of view, there's not a lot of motion that you can do. So it winds up being not especially interactive, and not especially satisfying. But the problem is that if you want to go a few steps beyond that, and have virtualized performers, virtualized actresses, suddenly, the content cost goes up

3:47
exponentially, we're gonna have to hire Warren more, I get even more nice warrant let Oh, gosh.

3:55
So I could build the rendering tech for the real expense is in the artist, because you have to, at this point, model, rig, animate texture, build environments, and in order to create this immersive space that you can actually move around. And if you want to move around in it.

4:12
Also, if you actually want to have an immersive experience, it turns out that like touch and haptic feedback, are actually pretty important elements of the experience. So now all of a sudden, you don't got it. You got to imagine that right now, all of a sudden, you've got this need for all these kind of hardware accessories that augment the experience as a window.

4:34
You know what, like, that's just another avenue to explore. Because once

4:36
you get too far down the VR pathway, you know, I mean,, I have to go find a girl now you can mean that's a lot of work. And what girl is gonna be down and put on the goggles Give me the robot. I

4:45
think that I think that interactive robots are, well, first of all, they're already thing, but they're definitely gonna become a more a more popular thing in the future. Sure, why not? I mean, if it's possible, it's going to happen. And if it becomes cheaper than more people will buy into it.

4:58
It's gonna make men's relationship up to women. Very strange when you can just buy your ideal girl and she'll just suck your all day long, and just hypothetically, just say, hypothetically, she's indistinguishable, absolutely indistinguishable from a human being, let's just say a couple hundred years from now. It was around then. Yeah. What? Why are we ever going to go out and talk to girls? I mean, I know why. But why are a large chunk of man ever going to go out in and on top of that, let's say you're in a relationship and you start going through rocky periods, new relationship, you're gonna you're gonna trigger finger when it comes to breaking up, and then and it? Is it cheating? Is it cheating? If I the robot?

5:40
It's an unanswerable hypothetical, right? What if we get the AI dialed in. Because if it's just it's just the body, I would say probably not. But then the eyes dialed in, it knows you and knows if you like it goes to the movies with you. This is actually like the Blade Runner 2049 scenario where this guy is essentially in a relationship with a hologram. And, you know, it rents out of body to use to create it to really act as a surrogate hot, there's all kinds of it's an awkward scene,

6:09
there's all kinds of issues that are going to arise. Personally, we're nowhere close to that, right. We don't actually have to consider the ethics of this. But what I will say is that maybe availability of realistic robots in the future is a good thing because we, you know, to bring it all the way full circle back to automation. There are already a lot of what I would consider as well what certain radical feminists would consider like superfluous men men who can't fulfill the traditional roles of provider and well if you can't be a provider and you can't even be an equal and you're not all that charming and maybe you're not even that good looking then why would anybody want to be partner to you? Who are we talking about the cells we heard about in sales yeah I'm talking exactly about that that category a person of course that's a very hot topic right now but

6:57
sure

6:57
there's somebody got shut down

6:59
here that didn't go away the other still floating around somewhere they just went to a different forum. I mean, they shouldn't been reading the first place because Reddit is there they're hesitant to exercise editorial control but they do it when it becomes necessary anyway My point is that it will probably be a good thing when we can get men out of the loop and get them with you know the doll of their dreams or whatever they can afford because then they'll stop harassing them in the doll of your nightmares maybe

7:31
Sorry bro 20 bucks I will see what you can do yeah that's

7:33
the problem right it's there's definitely a guy can you imagine the aftermarket the

7:39
secondary market for Jesus Christ well happening

7:41
you know, it's been proven that in countries where prostitution is legal, they have substantially less assault, right? And then you know, I don't want to get into like the ethics of prostitution or not, if you as an individual want to yourself, that's totally fine. But when you introduce products institution into a society unfortunately what comes with that are things like human trafficking trafficking

8:04
yeah turns in human trafficking really quickly and there's really no way around that so if we can have the benefits to society own prostitution without the human trafficking involved now we're getting somewhere and now we're in the Detroit become human scenario and there's a new video game out about exactly this thing away about basically you know Android slave slash slave robots who become since it was arguable I haven't actually played the game so I don't know exactly whether they are essentially it or whether the close enough smashing the situation exactly so yeah so they're on the customer they already are, are there even designed to be and they essentially I don't know if they're campaigning for their rights but the point is that you take on your avatar is essentially a you know, an enslaved Android like

8:50
testing question of At what point do artificial intelligence systems get rights if their program to the point where they are in another identifiable every human Why would they not get rights and that that brings up the question of what is life indeed what is what is intelligence? What essentially it's like these are all very big very fraught questions that I don't think we really have a good answer for. In light of all this all these developments

9:17
we will need In fact, to develop an ethics around these things and I don't, I don't know what that looks like. I'm not I'm not smart enough, you're forward thinking enough to actually be the kind of person to prognosticate on that. But I do see it as becoming a thing that we eventually had to do maybe we should be doing it thinking about it already. And I'm imagine some people are just not familiar with the literature.

Sam is an ambassador for personal growth. When Sam started to take action towards a better life, it wasn’t long before he was hooked faster than Captain Blackbeard’s left hand. Years later, Sam strives to produce change in others similar to the identity level transformation which occurred within himself. His aim is to break fulfillment down into a series of straightforward steps, and introduce it into the life of anyone who is willing to embark on the path of action, education and ownership.