La VR in a hostile world

Publié le par La vache rose

La VR in a hostile world

" La VR " for la Vache Rose

From today, I will use (sometimes) the word " La VR ", especially in the titles and it's because in this merciless cybernetic world, it is ABSOLUTELY necessary to make short...

Beyong the fact that " people judge a book on its title and its cover ", it has to be not too big.

So, if I don't want to be the only one reading my own articles (even if I find them not too bad compared with others), I have to adapt myself to this wild west...

Welcome to an hostile earth...

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Far from me the idea that everybody is similar, a lot of people does not judge a book according to its title, nor its quality according to its size, fotunately !!!

Futhermore, one of my numerous favorites books is " Chess story" of Stefan Zweig (Le joueur d'échecs in french - the chess player) and it counts only 95 pages in pocket size. Even there, I can garantee you that quality rhymes with quantity only in the consonance (link at he end of the article for a free reading).

Having said that, the majority wins, because it is very easy that a good article, with an heavy title, falls in dungeon, or drowns itself in the mass of the cyber-fervent exchanges.


It would be a pity that it happens only, because of the weight of its title.


And seen the number of articles divested of quality which circulate or make the buzz only thanks to (or because of) their title...

What a crazy world

What a crazy world

Even if everybody agrees to say that appearances are deceptive nevertheless " Clothes make the man " for the majority... unfortunately...

Even if everybody agrees to say that appearances are deceptive nevertheless " Clothes make the man " for the majority... unfortunately...

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The first title was :

" La vache rose victim of the fashion and the social antisocial networks "

 

I am sure, that you understand better what I meant about the long title...

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Balance of a month of networking

It has been a little more than a month now, since I started this blog, and, just for the pleasure, I am going to put back here the very first quote, published the 3rd of may in the french page. It comes very well and the explanation will come by itself... 

The french title is Huis Clos, translated by No exit, play in a single act. You will find at the end a link for the full text.

 

What?

Only two of you?

I thought there were more; many more.
...all those eyes intent on me.

Devouring me.

So this is hell. I'd never have believed it.

You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the "burning marl."

Old wives' tales!

There's no need for red-hot pokers.

HELL IS-OTHER PEOPLE!

Jean-Paul Sartre - No exit

Between hell and clouds

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Social antisocial network

As I wanted to title my article like that, I wanted first to check if it was not protected, because even if we think that the words belong to every body (in theory)... actually it is not true, and there is a lot of things forbidden.

What I found... disgusted me a lot...

The antisocial networks clearly identified are " new " applications (since 2012 in United States and 2014 in France) to avoid people you know in the street...

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With names so poetic such as :

- Cloak,

- Split,

- Hell is other people,

- Hate with friends,

- Kill switch...

 

 

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What it inspires me...

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It's crazy...

I have to confess that I didn't go futher in this investigation because it disgusted me so much.

I don't know if it's still working and if there is a lot a people using it but I suppose... because a french article said that there were 100.000 downloads after one week. And as the human being used to follow blindly his instinct... I am sure that there is now way more applications of this kind and people using it...

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This changed all my article...

I was already coming with some disgusting things about the network,  and I found others bigger...

The sleeping beauty, Little Briar (Vache) Rose... woke up in Alice in wooden-land (woolly, woodlouse, woodcut, workable - land...)

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Honestly, I would not like having friends with this application...

Even if myself, sometimes, I didn't want to meet somebody... and it happened maybe because of the law of attraction... 

But to get to the point to download an application especially for that... I have no words...

In my opinion, it said a lot about the person who has it.

And we have to ask ouselves... Why we don't want to meet this person ? For which reasons ?

What we have to reproach ourself ?

If you have nothing to blame yourself, you have nothing to be afraid of

If you have nothing to blame yourself, you have nothing to be afraid of

With all these networks, the social claimed and the clearly antisocial, nowadays, the word " friend " doesn't mean anything (I am not talking about the true frienship).

We have hundreds all around the world, appearing from nowhere... the same ones who desappear between two clicks.

The relations of the human beings are already very complicated, so if we add a virtual part... there is no limits...

I will make my balance another day, too much tired and disgusted for today.

But before I close this article, I have to say that even if Oculus brought me to a nicer part of the virtual reality with van Gogh in 3D (http://lavacheroseinenglish.over-blog.com/2015/06/tribute-to-vincent-van-gogh-and-mac-cauley-by-la-vache-rose.html)...

The virtual doesn't split people only in the street.. they also get to the bed... as now you can also have porn virtually... (a spanish journalist tested it... link at the end)

In a few years, it also will be possible to put all what we have inside our mind in a computer...

I am wondering if they will get one day between are mind and our heart ?

And... as sings Florent Pagny... will we get to " sell our mind to the devil, as with him we can make a deal "... ?

(I put this song too and its translation at the end)...

Before / Now

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Chilhood memories about the relations between the human beings

In the year 1990, I don't remember who advise me to read a (very good) book, telling me not to take care about the title, which can be crippling. Book about the relations between the human beings in general : with the family, at work, with kids.

I liked it a lot, and for sure I recommend it.

I noticed... in english and spanish we say : to win friends, in french we say " to make " friends...

You will find a link at the end. I just put here an extract that I appreciate a lot...

 

 

How to criticize and not be hated for it

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Simply changing one three-letter word can often spell the difference between failure and success in changing people without giving offense or arousing resentment.

Many people begin their criticism with sincere praise followed by the word "but" and ending with a critical statement. For example, in trying to change a child's careless attitude toward studies, we might say, "We're really proud of you, Johnnie, for raising your grades this term. But if you had worked harder on your algebra, the results would have been better."

In this case, Johnnie might feel encouraged until he heard the word "but." He might then question the sincerity of the original praise. To him, the praise seemed only to be a contrived lead-in to a critical inference of failure. Credibility would be strained, and we probably would not achieve our objectives of changing Johnnie's attitude toward his studies.

This could be easily overcome by changing the word "but" to "and."
"We're really proud of you, Johnnie, for raiseing your grades this term, and by continuing the same conscientious efforts next term, your algebra grade can be up with all the others."

Now, Johnnie would accept the praise because there was no followup of an inference of failure. We have called his attention to the behavior we wished to change indirectly and the chances are he will try to live up to our expectations.

Dale Carnegie

I will finish with a supposed virtual lightness...

Some many pictures could illustrate this theme... I couldn't miss some of them, so here is a delicious selection...

Some pictures don't need any translation, some are already in english, some in spanish, and a lot in french... I let you handle the translations...

And, as I like music... I put also 3 french songs (with the lyrics in english) after the pictures : " My freedom of thought ", " Antisocial ", " Paroles, Paroles ".

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To finish with music...

My freedom of thought

Stop taking everything, take my kids and the TV
My toothbrush, my revolver, the car, that's done already
Take my wife with the interdictions of the bank, the couch
The microwave, the fridge
And even my private life
That is going to be discovered anyway
I can easily sell my soul to the devil
I can make a deal with him
Because everything is negotiable here, but you won't get
My freedom of thought

Take my bed, my gold discs, my good temper
The teaspoons, everything that seems to be valuable to you
And that doesn't matter to me anymore, stop taking everything, don't forget
The dope I put under the shelf
Everything that is pretty and important to me
I prefer if it goes to Abbé Pierre*
I can give my body to science
If there is anything to take out
And if that gives you a good conscience, but you won't get
My freedom of thought

My freedom of thought

I can empty my pockets on the table
They have been full of holes for a long time
I'm able to lower my frock, but you won't get
My freedom of thought

Stop taking everything and selling out everything
So that your little problems work out
I only take my striped pajama
And I offer you the oranges
You can even keep everything
I will take nothing with me to hell
Stop taking everything, I prefer going there
If the paradise is given to you
I can easily sell my soul to the devil
I can make a deal with him
Because everything is negotiable here, but you won't get
No, you won't get
My freedom of thought
My freedom of thought

The virtual porn...

Commenter cet article

Virtual reality Canada 30/03/2016 00:40

Virtual reality has its advocates and opponents which are mainly due to a lack of understanding about this technology and its capabilities.

La vache rose 30/03/2016 00:53

I agree... like everything about lacks of understanding.
For virtual reality like a lot of things, it's a question of balance, I think.
Progress is good in life... to "help", not to replace it... To use it (wisely), and not to "be used" by it... it's a vast subject...
Thank you for your comment,
;-)