Discussing Philosophy about Virtual Reality in Virtual Reality.
VR & Lucid Dreaming (Monologue#4)
In this episode, I'm reading a Matrise piece regarding VR & Lucid dreaming, telling a story of how I dreamt I was in VR triggered a lucid dream. Lucid dreaming, as psychedelics, have a lot in common with VR, and this is what I'm discussing in this podcast.
VR Philosophy with Kent Bye
In this episode, I sit down in Treehouse in the Shade in VRChat to discuss VR Philosophy with Kent Bye. Kent Bye is the host of the no #1 VR podcast: VoicesofVR, possibly the best resource available for anyone that is into the XR space. We discussed Ethics of VR, Experiential Design, the Process Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, Postphenomenology, phenomenology, consciousness, epistemology/knowledge, dialectics, pluralism and much, much more! This was a wonderful experience for me and it was really interesting to be able to "interview the interviewer" and hear Bye's broad strokes as he addresses the mereology of the Virtual Reality industry. Enjoy!
VR & Depersonalization/Derealization (Monologue #3)
In this episode, I read a Matrise piece concerning the potential for VR to trigger a disorder called Depersonalization/Derealization. Prolonged experience to VR may cause feelings of unreality in real life.
Privacy in VR: Oculus/Facebook, Apple VR & Valve's BCI w/Skeeva
In this episode, I talk with the great and powerful Skeeva from the Between Realities podcast. On his platforms, Skeeva is vocal about how Oculus' mandatory Facebook signup is hurting gamers. Many find themselves in the situation that they can not leave the personal data-selling company without losing hundreds of dollars in games. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Quest 2, or the biodata theft unit as Skeeva calls it, and what is needed in an Oculus Quest 2 competitor. Moreover, we discuss the pro's and con's of having Apple enter the VR market which is rumored to happen soon. We also discuss Valve's recent explorations of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI).
The Existential Problem of VR (Monologue #2)
In this episode, I read two entries from the VR & Philosophy blog Matrise; namely, Virtual Reality as an Existential Problem, and Hinduism and Virtual Reality. I discuss how VR poses us the question: now that we can do anything, what will we do?, and how this poses us an existential problem that may reveal to our selves who we are.
Virtuality & Meaning (Monologue #1)
In this episode, we read from the Matrise piece "Virtuality & Meaning." The piece discusses whether it is possible to have meaningful experiences in virtual words, engaging with this question from a phenomenological perspective. We discuss Michael Madary's brilliant framing of the story of Qui Chengwei's Dragon Sabre. Read by the author of the original Matrise piece, Joakim Vindenes.