Static Podcast: Which VR Tech Is Most Likely To Succeed?

Emotional attachment to gadgets, eyeball tattooing and we talk about the ethics of monitoring your children’s online habits.

Plus, we answer your question: which Virtual Reality tech is most likely to succeed, and is the market big enough for more than one?

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Host Rae Johnston is joined by Alex Walker from Kotaku Australia, Lifehacker Australia's Spandas Lui, and Gizmodo Australia's Hayley Williams.

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    Spandas is the biggest weirdo :P
    I have a pretty big sentimental/nostalgic streak, and I would be devastated if I lost some of my various devices or whatever that I love, but I don't think I have an emotional/empathetic attachment to them at all. It would be more the loss of the data on it or the inability to replace the device itself that would get to me the most. Definitely would not talk to any of them at all, even if they had voice activation.

    Cosplay - is it derivative or is it transformative? Though I guess that would depend on the source material.​​

    Actually hey, there's a question. What about music, with cover versions etc? If you play a paid gig and you play other people's songs, is that legal? Or if you're banging out video game tunes on youtube or something. I guess there's the question of whether you're doing an exact copy or your own arrangement or somehow modifying it too. Kinda the same realm as most fan art I guess.

    As much as I love a Virtual Boy shout-out, it was so totally not anywhere near virtual reality at all :P Closer to the 3DS than anything, really.​​ Still need to fire up Faceball.

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