- 11:33 AM, Friday,
January 27th, 2023:
- Goddamn it's hard
not to be excited about this medium after this video.
That may seem strange after Super Nintendo World and
how much VR brings that to life, but the movement of
it really does take out so many people and I'm not
certain that will necessarily get better in the
- ...what will
ABSOLUTELY be better in the future, is how we consume
media content. When those glasses get light enough to
wear daily and while walking, and while driving,
etc... you will stop at a starbucks, sit down and
watch or read the news... and you'll be able to easily
go in and out of virtual experiences with just a word.
So imagine getting comfortable with your coffee and
just saying "Play Flash & The Fundamentals Episode
VR01" and this becomes your view...
- ...I'm gonna act
like you didn't watch that since you can't really
READ this in VR... though wait... I guess you
could. In fact this is similar to what I'm describing.
You then scroll this essay with your eyes. You look at
the video embedded and blink TWICE fast, and it just
starts. Then another motion or sound will bring you
The other thing that's starting in this new mixed
reality scape are people acting in front of green
screens and when you see it in your headset, your
actual environment fills in the space. By people I
mean PORN and by acting I mean PORN. LMAO.
I swear they lead every technological advancement
and this is no different. So a future podcast might be
us at the bar, but the walls are green screened so the
bar just appears in your house like a hologram. We
have that technology TODAY... it will simply get
easier to use in the future.
- I see it so
clearly and I feel like I'm screaming into a vaccuum.
I really am right now and the unfortunate thing
is that the other people that agree? They're too busy
doing PORN and TRAVEL videos to even give a fuck about
me and Don having a conversation... but actually,
Talya is a great example. She's seen everything I've
done with this thing from 2016 on. From the scary shit
to the porn to the travel videos to my Delorean ride,
etc. She watched this Flash & The Fundamentals and
audibly gasped and said "holy shit." and then enjoyed
the entire thing, took off the headset and unabashedly
said "That was amazing."
- It's just two guys
talking. But what's amazing is now that I know this
camera, and the focus, and the color grading, and the
3D overlays, etc. Now that it's so commonplace
and easy to implement? The sense of presence is
unparralled and those 3D overlays start to feel like
literal magic. It's much like it must've felt in the
1960s and 1970s with the rudimentary graphics at the
time. People were just getting used to color on TV and
suddenly images are floating next to the people
talking in real-time and it's just... well, it's just
- The other thing
this does so well (and the one with my dad before it)?
Is showing the old footage pretty much livens it up to
such a degree that it looks new again. That 2Pac
footage is so clear and timeless and it's honestly
very low quality... but because of 3D and how it's put
between me and Don it... man I don't even know the
word. I feel like I should make it up now because
there will be a commonplace word for it in the future
and some other jackass will get the credit. I'll stew
on that a bit.
- But can you hear
the hop in my step? I feel like 1999. I
know this is how people will consume media in
the future and I wish I had a way to scream it
from the mountaintops now. I showed this to Rusty
and he was also blown away at the outright PRESENCE.
It's funny, he mentioned the audio and how much it
sounds like Don and I are speaking to you in the
correct space and what's really happening is just the
fact that it's in 3D and it matches. That audio
recorder is in the same place as other bar
conversations I've had... but in VR - it just amps
- I should also say,
this is a very funny video. I don't often laugh out
loud at shit I'm in, but there's a couple lines and
moments here that really really hit. Don was clearly
NOT on his game that day and I just know him too damn
well to let it slide. Ass well, all you have to do is
LOOK TO YOUR LEFT and see the Mike's
Hard Lemonade he thought he was hiding. I honestly
didnt' realize it would be in frame but I'll be damned
if I was gonna edit it out for him -
- This also makes me
super excited for "Fastest Delorean in VR" because
it's really gonna work. Just a matter of how it's
distributed at this point.
- AHHH I'm just so
excited. That new computer is kicking ass and I can
actually DO A JOB! Like, I could do
professional work with this thing that only a handful
of people can pull off on the planet. There's a very
good possibility I'm nearing the end of the
RentTheDelorean.com days and I'm so fucking excited
I can barely sit still to keep a thought in my
- ...so nice to be
able to say that a 1/4 century later.