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VR Contemplation Tree

Increase your exposure to falling apples.
 
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It is traditionally beneficial to sit under a large tree when one needs to mull something over. Think Newton, and probably some others too. If you're in a job that requires mulling, you might find it beneficial to use this product. While sitting at your desk, just slip on the VR headset and you are suddenly under a towering oak tree on a beatiful summer's day somewhere nice like Cambridge. As you sit in the gentle dappled sunlight, you can let your mind wander to wherever it needs to go.

The VR wouldn't need to be particularly sophisticated, seeing as you're not actually going to be moving anywhere. Perhaps some of the effort normally directed towards the movement stuff could be used to make the image appear very realistic. Of course, such places are notoriously suited to sleep also, so make sure your boss doesn't find you helmeted up with your head back and tongue hanging out. They might think you're running a different VR scenario.

sild, Jan 08 2003

Deep Thought http://www.garfield...cs/meet/image9.html
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       Would you be able to have ninjas hiding in the tree? That way when Crushertron attacks, trying to steal your pot o' gold, you can summon said ninjas to do battle...TO THE DEATH.
AfroAssault, Jan 08 2003
  

       If your boss throws an apple at you while you’re wearing it, do you come up with sophisticated formulas? But seriously, I find that stepping away from a problem (5 minute walk in my case) almost always yields a useful solution. +   

       Back to the humor… "Some call it laziness. I call it deep thought." – Garfield. <link>
Shz, Jan 08 2003
  

       not sure if you can uphold the statement // It is traditionally beneficial to sit under a large tree // as much as I like the thought. in stormy weather, the last place you want to be really
po, Jan 08 2003
  

       Sweet! My birthday's in May, so get cracking, [slid]!
snarfyguy, Jan 08 2003
  

       Gemini? might have known.
po, Jan 08 2003
  

       Eww! No, silly, Taurus.
snarfyguy, Jan 08 2003
  

       I think many of the aspects of sitting under a tree which are most conducive to thought are the least likely to be reproduced well in VR. The sweet breeze of fresh air, the smell of leaves, the warm sun on your skin, the fact that you're not actually at work, etc..
egnor, Jan 08 2003
  

       Newton wasn't all that bright.OOOOH his one great theory is that things fall down with an uncanny consistency I could have told you that. He called it gravity and now hes like all famous and stuff.
Trodden, Jan 09 2003
  

       You could have the scents of stuff in a little smell pack that wafts across your nose... since it's only for this one scenario, it's feasible to add scent feedback.
eulachon, Aug 16 2004
  
      
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