Oculus Rift and “the gentle rain from heaven”

By on April 19, 2014 6:18:41 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums


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Many were thrilled about Oculus Rift and gaming, others doubted the wisdom of Facebook’s purchase of the 3D gaming module currently being developed.

Jump to Roberta Firstenberg’s chemotherapy resistant terminal malignancy, and that quality of mercy, and her granddaughter Priscilla who is a game artist artist.

The dev and support team for Oculus Rift received a moving note from Priscilla about her grandmother who was essentially immobilized, and decided to do the right thing.

The good people on that team put together the Tuscany Villa demo

“complete with trees, stairs, and butterflies. She was able to see her younger self and a beloved pet (yes, the team even went to Google Street View and found a shot of her and the pet). After seeing this demo, Roberta asked for a waterfalls, forests and fairies.”

She took a turn for the worse, and passed away.

The things man invents can be used for many things, good and bad. Oculus Rift now has another potential use: It can be used to give the home/bed confined something perhaps more meaningful than a game.

My “Mensch of the Year” nomination goes to Priscilla and the Oculus Rift Team.

“The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes”
- Wm. Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice act 4, Scene 1

The rest of the quote is what it is and not tolerable to me, nor compatible with WC.

A video of Mrs. Firstenberg using the unit can be seen at the source link. Her granddaughter created the video.



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April 25, 2014 10:42:54 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Yes, the devil is in the details.  All advances in technology can be used for good or for ill.  A sharp knife can be used by one person to maim and murder others.  The same knife in the hands of a surgeon can be used to heal and even save a life - fixing a broken world.  I cried tears of joy and sadness watching the 'gentle rain from heaven.'  May many more hearts be nourished by this rain.  And may the reign of those who seek only their own good, no matter who else suffers, dry up and blow away.  Thank you for sharing such a moving and positively motivating window into another life.  Thank you!

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