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  1. Julio Fernandez March 18, 2016

    “No controllers are required as players use their body to make moves.” Wow, can’t wait to become part of the game!

    • Is there technology available like in the anime, as when your nerves connect to the game without your body moving in the real world? Isn’t that something to think about, sure something like in the anime can happen but that would be a risk we would make on our on.

      • Especially, that the graphics can be way more advance, but don’t listen to me I’m just another person asking questions. If you think about it is there technology out there like that?

        • josh_kakoiiie May 02, 2016

          yeah i think it would be cool to have that… but i don’t think it is possible to have an equipment like that…

        • It’s theoretically possible once we understand more about the human brain however I wouldn’t expect this sort of technology within our lifetime. Even if a prototype was made I don’t see it being deemed safe for consumer use for a long time to come, one small error and you could suffer serious brain/nerve damage.

          • Actually there are games that run as of right now by detecting our brain wave patterns. Look up eeg interactive games.

          • It’s just like when pressing left button walk left.
            Like imagination it works.I guess

          • There would be next to no risk by just understanding our brain signals. However, if they make it so you CAN’T move during playing the game, that is a whole another level, and a whole new risk.

          • PokkerGuy265 January 10, 2018

            Like getting stuck inside the game like in the anime hm?

        • wouldn’t you think if they made a game based off SAO they would make it look like anime graphics

          • edesen1394 April 11, 2017

            Well, maybe, but that would be cool as hell! (Partly because I am a total SAO fan but,) After that they coul go farther from there..

          • Collintraynham December 05, 2017

            Yeah I think so

      • The one factor that everyday people think is impossible to make in a VR is taste, smell, touch, and hearing. But it can be done, and is very much possible. It would require lots of very advanced technology. But if you were really truly passionate about making it happen, it could be done. Here’s a little info that just barely scratches the surface on what I know about making it possible. Here’s how: Things like taste are simply brain waves being sent from Neuro to Neuro. By recording what brainwaves look like when tasting a certain taste, like sour, you could then, with the right equipment, mimic that brainwave therefore tricking the brain into thinking your tasting that taste. If you wanted to use many different tastes for many different things, it would require A LOT of brain recording, so I would advise anyone to stick to the basic sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. It would save lots of time and money. And it’s almost exactly the same for touch; you could make that happen by mapping brain waves, because brainwaves “look” completely different when you’re feeling different things like hard, soft, or squishy. What you would do is map what the brain looks like when it’s feeling a certain texture like squishy and then mimic the brainwaves when the players avatar is “feeling” something that’s supposed to be that texture in the game. Sound is very simple, but when it comes to hearing “other players” and making your own avatar speak, what you would have to do is redirect brainwaves that tell you to speak and put them in the games data where they then could be then translated to make the sound appear to be coming from the player’s avatar. And to make it sound like that player’s voice, having them record them saying a few words before playing the game. That could then be transferred into the game so the sound is very similar to that of the players own. The only truly hard part is making good realistic animation, honestly I don’t know how anyone could make truly realistic animation, but here are a few ideas: As you can see by simply looking at the back of your hand, there are simply too many details in this world to simply animate. The only way to even start to capture the details would be to somehow use a photo, make it 3D, and make it so you can interact with it, for example, you would be able to go up and feel the roughness of the bark and touch the leaves in a sort of “picture” of a tree. Honestly I don’t know how to make that possible, but it was simply an idea I had. We already have the ability to make very extremely realistic animation, for example a creature in a movie, we have the ability to make it so very realistic and detailed, the only problem would be making the realistic object “feel able” or made so you can interact with that person or object, a little of that could be achieved if you have an already complex system that can monitor and send out / mimic brainwaves. If you had a system complex enough to mimic brainwaves, you could have the system send a message back to the players brain mimicking the signal to feel, taste, small, or hear, therefore making the brain think its smelling, tasting, hearing, touching, or doing something. Honestly I don’t know how complex the technology they are using for this is; I only watched a short 20:00 minute video on it. But I’ve heard it’s amazing, and it’s my dream to see it myself one day. I don’t know if their system focuses on actual movement and using brainwaves that were already sent, or recording and mimicking brainwaves. If you wanted the game to be even more like S.A.O. a system like option two (they do exist) could make it so the player doesn’t have to move their actual body, only their avatar. I’m not sure if their S.A.O. technology is more like an “Oculus Rift” where it mainly focuses on actually movement and actions, not brainwaves. Or if it’s more like “Emotivs Neuro-Headset” which focuses only on brainwaves, and controlling things mentally.
        I just scratched the surface on what I know, I’m young and haven’t been studying neurology for too long, but I’m very devoted and know a lot for my age.
        It’s my biggest dream to be able to go to a virtual world and get away for all the stress and pain of this world (At least temporarily). I hope one day to be a neurologist and get a degree in computer science.
        -A 13 year old girl with big dreams

        • Summer? You…are very different. Can I interview you?

        • here

          “It’s my biggest dream to be able to go to a virtual world and get away for all the stress and pain of this world (At least temporarily)”

          That’s deep..and from a 13 year old girl at that..

          Your dreams are absolutely not far fetched.

          Here’s a few research links for you.




          • Hey bro we got the same opinion here but the way for walking and running looks like uncomfortable and they move like robot not really move like we do like freely they move like stop motion and they also nees quality improvement this is just a tester so they can be more improvement and also they scan for avatar makes the avatar sucks u know i see in yt one of the faces and looks like someone draw it really bad i mean for a game even though im in no position to say this cuz my drawing is far worse. I only draw stickman. Everyone might be waiting for this but dont forget about something, this is new tech so the price will be ridiculously high. I think i will buy the second generation or the third one to get a better performance but will take years. Also they cant make it too exepensive its mmorpg (massive multi player online role play game)u need a lot of people or else it wont be fun. This need a lot of improvement but im waitin for this. But i cant really believe this really come out like the one that i draw in my school –” about 6-7 months ago its a bit different though but whatever its a first step for a new generation of gaming

          • u and i are the same im 14 a guy and nervegear is my only dream i wanna escape all this pain lol

        • It is my dream as well. My dream is to produce music for video game companies like sword art online. I would like to escape the world and play music for all the players in SAO when and if the game comes out IRL. Join my party once you get in the game lol.

        • Reach for the stars!

        • Summer you are actually impressive and the fact that you are only 13 impresses me and makes me hopeful for the future
          I’m 16 and trying to program an A.I., and could use more than a little help. Email me if you think you could help.
          Regards, L

        • Wow I’m truly impressed by the complexly of the thinking you are saying I can only comprehend just a miner fraction compared to all you people.i have always wanted to get into the mechanics of making a game. An it is my dream to be apart of the making of the beginning but not to crush my own dreams but never going. to happen if brobebly die crying if I got to beta test.

        • Wow I’m truly impressed by the complexly of the thinking you are saying I can only comprehend just a miner fraction compared to all you people.i have always wanted to get into the mechanics of making a game. An it is my dream to be apart of the making of the beginning but not to crush my own dreams but never going. to happen if brobebly die crying if I got to beta test.

          • Few people have the passion that you do for making this happen, Jeremiah. Your passion will lead you to discover more and more about this topic, and if you continue to pursue it, you will become more and more able to help make this happen. Keep running.

        • Hey summer this is very emotionally deep and I actually feel the same as you about VR and would love to talk to you more, if you’d like to email me and we could talk?

        • Summer, Wow, what a great read. I hope you do good things. I cannot wait for the day of complete VR where we can visit VR worlds.

        • nathanieeeeeel November 06, 2016

          “It’s my biggest dream to be able to go to a virtual world and get away for all the stress and pain of this world (At least temporarily).”

          I feel you, I know what it feels like. Iol. Agreed to what you have said And I think that it would be much realistic if they used some lasers and put it on in our heads where they can transfer brainwaves and signals to the brain that can trick the brain to feel, to touch, to smell, to hear and etc.. I just want to escape in this reality and have fun in VRMMORPG SAO like but it seems like it’s still far in our reached but you know, I know that we can make it happen.
          I’m just a boy that keeps dreaming even though they told me not
          *Sorry for the grammar ^_^ I’m a BAKA!

        • i can understand where summer is coming from, its also been a dream of mine to fully dive into a virtual reality world where i can escape from everything in the real one, where just a blade could take you just about anywhere in the game and how you could move your body while fighting monsters… Ive played a lot of RPG and MMO games for a long time now and i never get tired of playing them, everyday i think about what would my life be like if i lived in a virtual world where i can travel anywhere with no worries at all, i would love to have the chance of being able to experience all of that in my life time, i’m only a 17 year old teenage boy, and i have a passion for these types of games (sort of like kirito in the anime), those who are able to get a feel of what Sword Art Online will be like in the future are lucky… being in a virtual world would be really amazing and learning things from in game is also something to look forward too, i would live in that world and in this one, but i would feel more alive in the virtual world than i ever would in the real one. i just want to grow stronger and learn new things about myself in that world that i wouldn’t find in this world.

        • Summer.

          I understand how do you feel.
          I really want that game become true, because sometimes, life’s hard, and you need to do something to relax.
          I really loved that anime, and know that it can become real, makes me very excited, like ” wow, i can do everything that Kirito did”.
          It was my dream for years after i saw the anime, and finally, it will become true.
          I AM weak and with this game I can “BE” stronger.
          I think I know what my psychologist would say.
          He would say that I am trying to overcome my real-life frustrations in a game.

          • “no matter what, my heart will forever be yours, until the day I see you again”
            found this searching up SAO.

        • for the detail of the body is when you get the game they scan your body and send that information the the head gear, and that becomes you avatar. The only thing you would be able to change about your avatar (if your not comfortable with random people seeing what you look like in real life) is probably your skin color, your hair color, and maybe eye color. That is all I can think of the wouldn’t make a huge difference in the detail, if there is more that you can think, well good on you.

        • well, i think is not as simple as you say, but i think its possible too. I really hope being able to end a universitary career of mechatronics (i know is exactly what Kazuto “Kirito” was studying, and its orientated to medicine and industry, this engineering its a combination of electronics, mechanics and computer science) with if im good at my job and being lucky, maybe i could help in this project. I have a few ideas too, like the scanning of nervous waves using specific patterns for every thing a human could/would do, probably is hard like making a dictionary of 3 languages word by word, but its possible and with enough tecnological advances and good developers. I cannot tell all i have in mind, cause are a lot of ideas, and i still have to organize them. Maybe i will come back any day to look for more replies in this discussion, and i would like to read them.

        • Interesting. Very interesting. Though it isn’t 2022 yet, I believe that our generation can make a game like SAO sooner than the anime anticipated. All we need is motivation and determination.

        • I just read your entire passage it was amazing I just hope that the technology will come some for this soon

        • “It’s my biggest dream to be able to go to a virtual world and get away for all the stress and pain of this world ”
          I am from in VietNam and I want to be your friend

        • Eric Bjarstal March 05, 2017

          Hello, I know I’m answering late but all these comments made me want to talk.
          A Full Dive technology is actually not impossible but it will require the finest of our technology, to enter in Full Dive, we must drive our nerves to the system and not to our body. Then we must create a system that will be able to read our nerves “language” and then apply them in the game (eye direction, body moves, talk and hear from the game etc…) That’s why I said we needed the finest of our technology, it’s because if one brainwave goes into our body instead of the system, it will certainly destroy the system, having a Nerve Gear means switch bodies but keep the same way of thinking and this can be dangerous, that is why we musn’t try to rush his creation and make a fully secure system. I’d say it can be release (for rich people only I guess…) in about 2025.

        • Jason Anderson March 08, 2017

          I know this technology exactly like in the show is possible, my only fear being that once logged in, a glitch in the system may cause you to not be able to log out for a time, for example, I am often not able to log off of games on my pc because it just won’t do it.
          But to me, it’s worth it. This world is cold and full of pain just like you said. I want to leave it forever.

          • yeah man i get were your comin from but….you kown if there wernt any risck in life no one would do anything so you kown if geting traped in a VR is what happaneds then theres no way ill complane

          • blackswordsmen March 13, 2017

            you are all so funny i injoy reading your guyses comets there COOL i loved the show sao was a big thing in my life and i liked it so much i have every thing that you can downlowed theres a game called sword quest in the app store i was one of the ferst 10 peppole to beat the game all the floors and all there bosses i had all of it…. sadly i broked the screen one my phone and from that it went to shit and now wen i go to downloed the game it never opens… the thing i like about it was the bugs in the game were left in the game so like it was SO…SO hard but i beat it and if that game was so cool i can only dream of what a VR sao

        • To be honest with you I’m having same thought’s. All the things you said are exactly how I’m thinking. Recording the brain waves/impulses and making a coding inside the game which when interacted with will give the same feel to it as in real world. Well it’s possible as it just the matter of information or coding/data(computer language) you are giving to a object for example touching someone’s hand the softness/roughness or squishyness/tightness of his/her fingers or palm that you feel are information given by the skin to the brain in form of waves, so recording each type of wave and make it feel the same in a game as in real life would require a ton of data/recording and then assigning them to each and every place of your body so that even if a thorn is stuck in your clothing in the game like near your calf’s the coding should make us feel that sudden sting in calf by playing that recorded brain wave of being stung in form of the data/information we provide to the game. In the anime we see that the nerve gear cancels the thought’s of being able to move in real world using microwaves and sends fake signal’s to the brain about the five senses(basic ones) being used.
          It’s one of my biggest dream to be able to play that game in real life.Sorry if I have any grammatical mistakes in my thought.
          -A 17 year old boy with some knowledge.

          • blackswordsmen March 14, 2017

            yeah man…totolly with you on that nerve senser.cus you woulded be abole to us a test dummy cus the test dummy dont feal pane.a humane would have to sit in a chere wile thay did all thoughs test OUCH!!!.but if it got me the console for free i would totolly do it.but if you think about it having pain sensers would be kind of deadly cus if a haker got his hand on the psine senser controle if he turnd it all the way up and cut you or wurs it would defently efect you mental and fisical aperents in reality.right. im 14 years old.and iv bin studeaing and dreaming about VR for the logest time and wen i watch sword art online it gave me a theam for my dream VR.and then i foud sword art online the beginnings i coudet even begin to to explean what happed

        • Hello Summer, I’m very impressed with your post, and you are right on several counts, however in terms of development what you said is in stage 3 or 4. which yes, does mean i am currently working on a prototype design. along with everyone else, I too am impressed, and if it succeeds, I’ll be lookin for beta testers. I’m 19 btw

          • hey kirito can you have link send me the discord server im intrested on talking more about this

          • ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!! please tell me you arent joking!!!

          • In no way am i joking Asuna. I have a team and we’ve already figured out many fundamentals, safeties, and basic mechanics for the NerveGear. I am very serious about this. if you would like to see just how serous come on over to our discord. https://discord.gg/7DbnAmf .

          • Collintraynham December 05, 2017

            If it succeeds I’ll totally be a beta tester if i can

        • hey kiddo i understand were ur coming from and considering ur only 13 and so passinate and smart i believe u can do anything and hopefully urll be the one to take people like us away from this cold painful horrible world into a cool world like SAO or some sort of VRMMO atleast, goodluck and plz dont give up bc i relly want to be in a virtural world oneday to finally complete my dreams

        • I’ve been studying genetics and I believe that if we can find a way to use technology to read the helix in such a way to use a piece of hair or something simple to make each person’s own body in the virtual world as unique as it is in the tangible world it may work, but it would be much more complex and very complicated. It may also help with the speed that the virtual body can make motions according to the learning speed that the brain can actually comprehend.

        • *burp* summer you’ve been going on too many advee*burp*entures.

        • From what I can see, you certainly are on the right lines… but there are a few things to consider, such as Time. Right now we simply don’t have the time or the tech to even complete the project within the next decade or two. But as an 18 yr old looking to make one, ideally i would like to get one done before the release date shown within the anime, but even i can see that we have hardly scratched the surface of the brain and it cant be scanned and be expected to be the same, since emotions can change. The only ways i can think of will be directly input a chip into the body connecting to the nervous system and transmit the basic brain waves into 1s and 0s but even then it would produce a huge ethical issue involving around the use of such product. right now That’s the only issue i can think, but i’m looking forward to VRMMO and especially SAO.

        • To Summer and all other young people with big ‘dreams’:

          Everyone has great ideas to make a VRMMORPG like SAO a reality in our lifetime, but the skeptics would criticize you for dreaming too big. That said, the key to the puzzle of ‘be able to go to a virtual world and get away for all the stress and pain of this world’ and to figuring out a way to figure out taste, sound, touch, etc. in the virtual environment has already been solved. The only ‘real’ issue is creating a virtual environment that all players can interact with together online.
          Oh, silly me I forgot to tell you the solution to the puzzle: Dreams.
          In Dreams, we live, breath, taste, and interact in our own little virtual world every night for hours at a time. Which brings me back to the issue I was mentioning before, being able to share that virtual environment with everyone online and interact with each other. Putting it simply, we don’t need to figure out tastes and touch or any other stuff like that, our brains already have that kind of information when we are dreaming. What we need to figure out is how to upload the virtual world into our brains and download our brainwave activity to a central server without lag (realtime) and have it shared with other players online.

          Everyone with big dreams: In order to make this dream a reality, all we need to do is share the virtual reality through our dreams.

        • omg, i can relate after i watched SAO i was like “i need to be in that, i want get away from here and go there” youre so smart and id love to talk to you more about your ideas. im still mind blown about what i just read. lol.

        • Collintraynham December 05, 2017

          Hope it’s possible to make it so we don’t have to move our bodies and only the avatar.

          – I’m only a 13 year old boy

        • Collintraynham December 05, 2017

          I hope it’s possible to make it so we don’t have to move our bodies and only our avatar in the game to and that’s also my biggest dream and I’m a 13 year old boy

        • Well, we already have great vr. I guess one of the main challenges would be making is so we dang actually have to move our body’s in real life. If we could figure out how to maybe intercept to brain waves to capture what we are thinking of doing, we allow the technology to access that information. There was a comment at the top which was more about touch and taste and smell. Well those, I have to admit would take a lot of research and devotion to figure out how to replicate what we feel in real life. To avatar wouldn’t be to hard, but what do I know I’m just 14 with hopes and dreams. We could always make a full head to toe 3D scan of our body’s to replicate what our height and body shape is. A good thing to help with that would be if you couldn’t see your own avatar in the game, but only see your hands and feet, then the other players could only see your avatar. We have the technology to make the animations and detail, but what about to more realistic side of it? Well I certainly hope I Can grow up and contribute to the research and help speed up the process. There are meany people in the world, and who really knows who know what. There are probably kids out there who know how the whole system works and hope to share there ideas to the whole world. I know that we all keep working together, we can achieve anything we want to. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to continue binging SAO and try and figure out what the heck is going on.

        • Of course then it comes down to HOW the messages are sent to the brain. Some kind of Neural Implant near the brain might work (if that kind of technology is available) with wireless messages being sent to the implant and then to the brain. It’s possible the spine and the brain stem could be used in the process with technology that inhibits messages being sent to the body from the stem and new messages being transmitted inside.
          But even that could be bad, if the brain figures out the messages aren’t coming from the body their could be any number of side effects (or there might not be…who knows.
          Although the idea of Augmented Reality sounds great, I prefer Virtual Reality as there’s no way to be trapped within (of course if the chance for AR comes around I won’t say ‘No’)
          I’m hoping you’re passionate about this because it’s people like you who’ll make this stuff possible.

        • If you are reading this post by summer please read my posts down at the bottom of the page.

        • i think you are the most superb 13 year old in the world and i wish u the best of luck in life ahead. i wish the same as u to go to such a world.

        • Have you guy think of putting a Emotivs Neuro-Headset and a Oculus Rift to make a Nerve Gear? Just a thought. I would love to be in a world like SAO. Me myself have played v-games for 10 to 15 years and im 18. If I can escape this world and become traped like kirito in SAO I wode not care. There I can be my self.

        • The cost for making the game is insane thou. Just with the programming of the 100 Floor Aincrad is already costing a lot not to mention Server Facility, All the data storage, even if someone would sponsor the whole program. How would you like to charge the user? You need to consider all the economics too. But of course in terms of Technology its possible. Haha you really are surprising as an 13 yrs old but i feel the same way too, I really wish it could one day come true. Currently studying engineering.

        • you’re right. nero waves can and have been recorded by the government before. I’m sure that human beings are capable of making better graphics so that’s not that big of a problem. You can create something like the nerfgear by using the device people use to record and analyze brain waves and tweak it to manipulate brain waves as well. I know this is complicated but i’m just explaining a theory from the surface of my knowledge.
          – a 12 year old girl

      • No theres no tec that can control ur nerves the closest they have got to useing nevers is hitting a point to make ur arm move like hiting ur leg cap and leg moves but u cant control them brains the only thing atm

      • Minnie Wise January 09, 2017

        I agree that would be super awesome I just recently restarted watching Sao I love it
        I am already a gamer who loves anime in all forms I can’t wait until this is released it will be the game of the century to be you’re own avatar as well as making ur own moves Although like kirrito would we be able to use swords as well as other weapons in game without doing damage to anything outside of the avatar state?

      • I’m just a big kid and almost a teen but I think it would be possible to move out body in the game without doing in the real world. It would take some time and a lot of time and effort but it seems possible. My understanding it they use mricowave like signals like I think they did in the show to stop your moder functions them rewire the brain waves into the device. I also think the graphics should be like the show like it doesn’t seems very hard they just have to take the graphics from the show and add them to the game. Like without the same graphics or at least similar and not being really in the game it just doesn’t seem like it should but more just feels like an exercise game

      • I agree. I wanna be able to submerge in a world I can call my own and make my own choices in. It would be amazing to be able to have access to VRMMO headset compatible with the one in SAO. Except for the whole “if you die in the game you die irl” thing. But to be able to go into a coma like state and live in a completely different world of your choice would be everything and more.

      • A company called nurable is creating a BCI (brain computer interface) that can be used with the today’s VR head sets. My friend we arnt get far off from a real nervegear with out the dangers of being trapped in game.

      • once we connect to the game if we could return what would be concequence u should know that ….. its our brain not our bodyabout which we are risking something

      • the sword art online nerve gear format is using bluetooth signal to link the eyesight into the 3d eye camera ot the avatar instead of electricity

    • Can’t wait to play it. It looks so awesome.

      • Same my sister and I are hoping for it to come. I know that I am 12 but I am a gamer so thats why I am here!!!

    • “NO controllers are required, players use their body to make moves.”…. Doesn’t that means that when we full dive in the game we have to move our body in the real world to make a move in the virtual world…. I am getting confused to how to move in the game…. So please someone answer my question!!!…..Will we will be full diving like SAO anime or not….

      • It’s a 3D body scan, something similar to the Xbox Kinect or Leap Motion. It scans an object within a radius and maps out your movements as you move, then correlates that in real time back to the game. In order for the walking to work, you’d have to have some sort of Omni-Treadmill which too are being built for consumers currently.

      • Sadly not to walk u have to move ur leg up and down to use sword u need to swing ur hand down and also 1 swing can mean 2 swing in the game so it wont be really fun i was expecting for a full dive though maybe they will come out with full dive in a few years or a few decade.. this is the first step though well i hope for a really good game. For now the quality is bad and we move like robot :/ not really good yet but i believe sometime full dive will be real

        • I 100% with you about the game kensuke and i think it would actually be possible by time the anime set in (2022) or in 2025. I think I have seen things about it and I kind of hope they delay the game to make it just like the anime. ŁØŁ I’m such a nerd

    • if your body moves while you play, wouldn’t they have to develop a big place where you can play it, because a lot of homes don’t have the space required for this, so, I was wondering how someone would go about playing this after it gets released?

    • The game looks terrible atm I don’t think you should move Irl it should be like Sao you lay down and play and the characters look bad I’don’t prefer them looking like Sao characters or just inspired by they’really characterso and another thing is the fighting graphics the character should be able to do unique moves say like kirito in Sao how he charges at them and strikes the player should be able to experience the vr same as sao

    • My name is William Collins I live in Ardmore Oklahoma I like the shows I want to try the nerve gear if you do not mine I watched sword art online for about 3years now I like the show so please let me try the nerve gear in real life. Or call me at 5804651326 I how to here from you I how you have a good day today.

    • Alex haechten December 10, 2016

      Wow if only I could test out a game like that or be developer of one

    • I love the show and the game and Iv got some prItty good Ideas that wIll change the the way VRMMO gameIng werks oh and Id lIke It If you could me teck but my name.Is zander

    • It needs to b just like show

    • whats date or year will be release the nearve gear i’m waiting for it i think i watch sword art online the nearve gear. and i think it’s not stand it and walk but i was watch it on sword art online its like rest on the bed and to start will be say LINK START i saw it on the movie

    • It wouldn’t work like the Nerve Gear, becuase the Nerve Gear uses mircowaves.

    • Sayan Bhattacharjee May 15, 2017

      I want to be a beta tester of the game SAO the beginning please I live in India and a big fan of SAO. I Sayan Bhattacharjee would be honoured if you give me a chance, please.

    • Are wr gonna die in real life to like on the anime

    • Sorry but with neuronal tests on the movements and the senses (sight, hearing, touch, etc.)
      You would have been very aviginated to NVG especially if it occurred in the mind (magnetic fields, low frequencies, etc.)
      And motion would be all gestures by neuronal sensors, avatars would have cardinal points in the joints; Then the rest is graphic
      I know that the price is very expensive, but in this way you would have made the NVG of “sword art online”
      If you want to continue this conversation, send me a message I will be happy to illustrate the proceedings

    • I’m a solo player unless I have a team

    • WHERE DO YOU BUY IT?????!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I’m completely in love with Kirito and Asuna’s story. I want to experience that too!!

    • Enrico Sanchez-Brown November 05, 2017

      Could i be apart of the development of this world.

    • Gael Jaeger October 10, 2018

      I prefer the use of haptic gloves, it’s costy but with that the game wins a lot. Also a nerve gear edition oculus rift like the famous helmet would sell as 1$ donuts. I can’t wait to afford for the best equipment avaliable or to what i can if i can play the game.

    • I think to make our body not move needs a mechanism that sends a frequency electromagnetic waves the body to generate what would be a deep sleep
      Sleep process in which we are sleeping and the brain releases chemicals that do not allow the body to move so that it does not get hurt
      of hay to recreate the sensasiones we would have to use something similar to the principle that use the modern prostheses that move with our own mind as if it were part of our body and recover that lost area, combining this could make the body Within the deep sleep perceive the world immersive
      It would also be found an advanced algorithm that serves to create a virtual world and send us the sensasiones that can be perceived within these
      of hay to recreate the sensasiones we would have to use something similar to the principle that use the modern prostheses that move with our own mind as if it were part of our body and recover that lost area, combining this could make the body Within the deep sleep perceive the world immersive
      Sleep process in which we are sleeping and the brain releases chemicals that do not allow the body to move so that it does not get hurt
      And that the mechanism perceives the electric waves of the brain and reinterprets them as our movement within that world
      I think to make our body not move needs a mechanism that sends a frequency electromagnetic waves the body to generate what would be a deep sleep
      Would be a constant exchange between the brain and the machine
      So we could create the immersive reality
      Then with that when we enter the deep sleep in which we put the machine do not pondriamos us to dream if not entrariamos in a virtual world
      There is serious to be able to program the NPC with a inteliguencia that is self-sufficient but not with the internet but to start with a little knowledge and learn from the human being that connects in this world and then this begins to act as one even a simple NPC
      To generate a reality in which you do what you do not lose your life, but only a little bit of HP less
      Also serious to create security protocols so that when one dies within the game the brain does not interpret it as if it had died and stop working the brain
      If not to interpret it as if they had only knocked and reappeared elsewhere clear would have then to make two types of knocked out
      The death, and the When you faint
      That if you still create the algorithm to sleep and the body can rest also when you sleep in the game
      Of course even so if the server is disconnected make the machine wake you to not be locked in that world

  2. Mathew Poynter March 18, 2016

    I am a huge fan of Sword Art Online, thank you IBM for making a dream come true for us fans! I know the event in Japan is just an “Alpha test” but I beg you to move this project forward to a full fledged game! SAO fans and VR enthusiasts alike will thank you.

    • Mizo Azamy May 17, 2016

      what are the requirements of the game ? is it gonna be available on PS4 ?? Camera of ps4 will be the scanner of the body .. as you know about this alpha test i believe you had the chance to see everything !!

      • Too bad they won’t be continuing this project :/. I guess they’re scared of narrowing the gap between VR and real life or they simply don’t have the knowledge/tools yet. They said that they just wanted to try and see how close they could get to games like SAO with our current technology. But who knows, maybe someone else will experiment on it again.

  3. This is absolutely exciting and cannot wait to try! BTW, shall the acronym for ‘Sword Art Online’ be SAO instead of SOA?

  4. Alain Goyette March 18, 2016

    I’m still confused, mostly because my Japanese is next to nil…

    Was this a tech demo to see how IBM’s SoftLayer cloud technology can be used in a VRMMO context, or the actual development start of an SAO VRMMO?

    • Sadly only a tech demo for the moment. But who knows what the future brings us. Would be stupid to not make a real SAO VRMMO. Even for a MMO SAO have great ideas. What IBM does here with the SoftLayer cloud technology is not so far away from the Cardinal system in SAO itself.

      • Mathew Poynter March 18, 2016

        IBM’s Watson in a lot of ways can function exactly like the Cardinal System. It can manage the game on its own and self correct errors like Cardinal can.

  5. Uma pergunta no trailer não mostrou movimentos das perna. vai ser possível correr e andar ?

  6. Chan wai hong March 19, 2016


  7. […] Sayangnya, hanya ada 208 orang saja yang bisa menikmatinya. Untuk menggantikan NerveGear, IBM menggunakan Oculus Rift dan HTC Vive. Mereka juga menggunakan teknologi 3D body scan agar kalian bisa tampil di […]

  8. […] Sayangnya, hanya ada 208 orang saja yang bisa menikmatinya. Untuk menggantikan NerveGear, IBM menggunakan Oculus Rift dan HTC Vive. Mereka juga menggunakan teknologi 3D body scan agar kalian bisa tampil di […]

  9. […] The not really a virtual reality game that is the IBM IBM +0.03% marketing stunt called Sword Art Online: The Beginning released its first in-game footage recently and it looks thoroughly terrible. […]

  10. Umm.. The only thing that could make it better is if they fix the bugs, graphics, and sense of how close or far something is.

  11. Is the equipment out yet or is it still in the beta test

  12. Kisa Orelans March 20, 2016

    “The VRMMO sponsored by IBM, replaced the NerveGear helmets with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets. The event showcases IBM’s SoftLayer cloud technology with the high performing, cognitive computing big data power of Watson to take the video gaming industry into completely new worlds of game play. After a 3D body scan, gamers are transformed into avatars of themselves that live inside the game. No controllers are required as players use their body to make moves.” this just got real…. VERY real…

  13. To be honest, those demo are far below my expected. It looks like this demo was developed by a amateur VR programmer. Also, Do NOT try to throw away the controllers if you are not going to develop a new controllers hardware. Leap motion is a magic staff, but still not good as the motion capture tools like Control VR or Perception Neuron.

  14. Jacob Lawson March 20, 2016

    I’m wandering if this game will become available internationally or will it be limited to Japan only. Also, if it is to be an international game, how will you make language interchangeable?

    • I think there will be a server system like for people in Usa there will be a specific server for that country so everyone can understand each other. and if someone who loves in a different country but speaks the same language as their home country they can join that country’s server

        • Link Hylian April 25, 2016

          They should make the Watson system able to connect regionally to players VR in-game hud and translate voice and vocal specifics into the audio of the player hearing the voice. Also, translating the tone, pitch, and volume of the voice being heard would be incredibly cool. But specific servers for different countries or regions would limit cooperative play and gameplay in itself. Making it an international, functional, verbal-common-footing would be the most amazing thing ever.

      • Well, Watson can also do REALTIME audio translations. So you speak in your native language and the person who you’re talking to hears their language. Not your voice, but still amazing technology. The Tower of Babel really exists now.

  15. If the game is multiplayer and follows the original story, then, personally, then players would be much better served if everyone play as themselves instead of playing either Kirito or as a companion. It’s much better to have Kirito and his gang played by AIs (and voiced, preferably by original voice actors), or a GM.

    • Link Hylian April 25, 2016

      That would be awesome! Having the different voice actors performing as specific in-game characters and playing them, even! Instead of simply voicing preset statements or lines off a page, they should actually voice for the character, BE the character!

      • Well, the advantage of Cognitive Computing is the ability to use natural language and to learn. So you “teach” Watson the different in-anime characters, and Watson becomes the AI running them “think Yui” as she is an AI entity.

  16. […] Friday, IBM shared demo gameplay footage leading up to the Tokyo event (shown below). Considering all the disappointed […]

  17. […] Friday, IBM shared demo gameplay footage leading up to the Tokyo event (shown below). Considering all the disappointed […]

  18. Isato/Sao fan/ March 21, 2016

    You could make better graphics … like more anime , and better skin but the other tings are fantastic !! i cant wait until it comes !!… My dream comes true!! Yay

  19. […] is sponsor van het project, dat slechts als techshowcase bedoeld is voor de mogelijkheden van de SoftLayer-clouddienst van het bedrijf om grote hoeveelheden […]

  20. […] SOURCE: IBMVollständige Immersion: Oculus Rift, Leap Motion und VR-Laufband was last modified: März 21st, […]

  21. […] Friday, IBM shared demo gameplay footage leading up to the Tokyo event (shown below). Considering all the disappointed […]

  22. 1. 3d monit scan + scan brain…
    2. decode.. moore steps:D
    3. beta version without 3d monit but tested it is ok and repair bugs
    4. Complet edtion true vr:)

    wait and hope for true full dive:)

    • Link Hylian April 25, 2016

      Can’t wait for true full dive tech! OOOOOOHHHH, it’s gonna be AWESOME!!!!!

  23. […] show off it’s current technologies. Here’s what the IBM developers had to say on their blog. […]

  24. that I could take part in the experiment;

  25. I hope this nerve gear conduct with brain… this will be more conducted to all people sense of body.. in reality we dont need to move around.. we only sleep and conduct this nerve gear to our head.. and link start to our brain… i seems its gonna be get long time until they develop that.. !

  26. […] Developer.ibm, Kamis (24/3/2016), IBM menawarkan Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Game (VRMMO) untuk […]

  27. I want to try looks that there is a lot of fun

  28. Amazing this game

  29. wene I can join?

  30. I wish if i can play sowed art online If this OK
    There I will play in Japan

  31. […] worlds are particularly attractive because it is actually within our technological grasp. I mean, even IBM is getting in on the action. Personally, I hope to be able to live to see it (as in the quality as imagined by the […]

  32. On what device can you play SAO the beginning?

  33. […] https://developer.ibm.com/dwblog/sword-art-online-vrmmo/ Starting today, a real-life Sword Art Online: The Beginning, is being played by 208 lucky gamers. The VRMMORPG sponsored by IBM, replaced the NerveGear helmets with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets. The event showcases IBM’s SoftLayer cloud technology with the high performing, big data platform needed to take the video game industry to new worlds. After a 3D body scan, gamers are transformed into avatars of themselves that live…Read More IBM Technical Rock Star Program […]

  34. […] https://developer.ibm.com/dwblog/sword-art-online-vrmmo/ Starting today, a real-life Sword Art Online: The Beginning, is being played by 208 lucky gamers. The VRMMORPG sponsored by IBM, replaced the NerveGear helmets with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets. The event showcases IBM’s SoftLayer cloud technology with the high performing, big data platform needed to take the video game industry to new worlds. After a 3D body scan, gamers are transformed into avatars of themselves that live…Read More IBM Technical Rock Star Program […]

  35. […] https://developer.ibm.com/dwblog/sword-art-online-vrmmo/ Starting today, a real-life Sword Art Online: The Beginning, is being played by 208 lucky gamers. The VRMMORPG sponsored by IBM, replaced the NerveGear helmets with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets. The event showcases IBM’s SoftLayer cloud technology with the high performing, big data platform needed to take the video game industry to new worlds. After a 3D body scan, gamers are transformed into avatars of themselves that live…Read More IBM Technical Rock Star Program […]

  36. waaah,, I want to try too, it looks that there is a lot of fun,,
    I wish i can play ,,,

  37. […] than introduce Pokemon VRMMO. Anime like Sword Art Online are popularizing the idea of VRMMOs, with IBM-Japan even getting in on it by showing a SAO demo, it’s only natural for Nintendo to get in on the […]

  38. […] The last type of media would that are part of my digital identity that I would like to describe would be my posts. One of my recent posts was sharing about this Anime called Sword Art Online. It is an anime where the main characters are trapped in the game and if they die in the game, they die in real life. Apparently, they are making a real version of the game where you can utilize virtual reality game. A video showcasing the the town of Sword Art was shown. I shared it in my timeline and tagged one of my friends because we enjoyed the anime. The video can be found below. Details about this game and its developers can be found here. […]

  39. Shihara Nayomi April 17, 2016

    I really want to try this..I’ve always liked sao and mmorpg. I wish I could play vrmmorp like this. too bad I’m not Japanese.. hope they’ll make English version and share it with us sooner .

  40. cereal guy April 18, 2016

    if the graphics get better im moving in the Japan and live there just to buy this

    • Link Hylian April 25, 2016

      Hell, yeah! There’d probably be some sort of mass exodus of Americans, British, French, and more from Nations around the world. Japan would HAVE to share the game with other countries just to keep us out!

      • Yash Aggarwal June 07, 2016

        I would love if the sever will be available in India I can buy the hardware from usa for my favrouite anime ever

  41. SAO is a sucess because it have anime appearance, who looks really charismatic. You guy will keep the anime appearance or will use “human” avatars?

  42. As cool and awesome as it is, it would be much beter if we are in a sleeping state while we play the game as if were 100% in it. My fav anime is Sword art online and if this would be possible I would go insane ^^ may I hope I’ll still be here to see it happen! We did a lot in the past 16 years on technology and I now human kind can make this come true!! And let kirito and his friends be controlled by the computer itself. It would be cooler cause then he would follow the true story

  43. […] With the critical acclaim of the light novels and anime adaptation, IBM Japan decided to create the world of Sword Art Online with a Virtual Reality project. The game will be played by player’s moving their bodies rather than with a conventional controller to produce the VR experience. The game will be open to 208 players to test how it is. The full article from IBM can be found here. […]

  44. I’m confused,what vr gear does this game use

  45. Wasn’t it way easier and more realistic to create cloth with sensors (i.e. Lighthouse system from Valve/HTC Vive) to create a full body control? I mean it’s really nice to see that motion control without any hardware on your body works, but when I read that Watson is used as the computing power it kinda makes me sad, cause that means to me it’s not gonna happen soon.

  46. […] Ibm’s real-life sword art online: the beginning # […]

  47. Pasindu Nirmal Silva May 08, 2016

    Hello there. I’m Pasindu. The discussion of VRMMORPG is necessity. If you watch Sword Art Online then you can understand what VRMMORPG is. The concept of having a VRMMORPG is excellent. But there are many risks and dangerous situations which can occur as well. Like if one small small mistake it could damage the real body as well. But I would expect something.

  48. […] IBM’s real-life Sword Art Online: The Beginning # … – Ready for the next VRMMO experience? UPDATED MARCH 26: Game or reality? Players live to tell in IBM’s VRMMO Sword Art Online Project. To say that Japan’s Sword … […]

  49. Is this actually going to be a thing?!? Anyone have an esimate date for JA/US?!?

  50. Kiritoguy1 June 06, 2016

    It really is simple of course it would take years to research and test the idea of putting the mind into an online game the rest is easy we already have the occulus so actually all we have to do is program a single game by itself to create certain sounds for a certain game with a certain occulus oh and they’d have to make the whole respawn buissness which will be the hardest with all this you’d also have to know every crack and corner about the human mind


  52. oculus its just a visual not virtual although they can make new gadgets that can make you feel the game right?

    • so the new game the beginning is a VR – VISUAL REALITY right?

      • yeah that would seem right, but i read an article that based on current tech that the basic idea of the Nerve gear is or might come in the year 2022, the exact year that SAO released in the anime. I have actually put some thought into the idea you would need an entire pc inside the Nervegear to help with the computing and the lag of so many players in the game.But otherwise the is right an visual reality but the can also do the new movie for the anime, augmented reality or AR. then again microsoft created the hololens, so just to implement the idea to SAO Ordinal Scale. the idea is out there but not at the same time.

  53. Ever since I watched SAO I was hoping for it to be real. I hope its a full dive and not just half made thing with movements needing to be made in real life. If we have games that can be controlled via brainwaves then it is very possible for IBM to create a full dive SAO, if not myself and 16.5Millions SAO fans will be disappointed.

  54. Reece Martinez June 19, 2016

    I have recently finished season one of the Sword Art Online anime, and I am blown away that people are already taking steps towards make it a reality. Can’t wait for it to happen, but its time to go watch the second season.

  55. i want to see a real nerve gear

  56. http://www.seeker.com/bionic-eye-sends-images-directly-to-the-brain-1770629932.html
    Using something like this for the video feed and combining it with current brain wave sensor technology for the characters motion should easily make a nerve gear.

  57. a vast knowledge of computer science is needed for this full dive to become possible.. it may not possible at our time now but with technology it will absolutely become possible.

  58. So. . . Can’t we just put Kinect 360 and a VR headset together?

  59. Robert Johnson August 04, 2016

    Wonder when its gonna be released

  60. NerveGear, A Reality Not Far Away

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    Here I was, sailing the deep seas of the internet and are suddenly encounter a blog that caught my attention. I started looking threads and found one on the NerverGear, the helmet that can take you to the virtual world of anime Sword Art Online. My goal is not to debate this topic on the anime, since this is not the appropriate place, but specifically on the helmet and say why it is a not very distant reality. I’ll tell you that the text will be rather large, but those interested, read, will not regret. Let’s GO!
    But … What is NerveGear?
    Many people do not see anime, or did not see or know this specifically, then, here’s a basic explanation: In 2012, the anime Sword Art Online (SAO) showed a fictitious reality – and well palpable – as we could see in terms of Virtual reality technology in the year 2022. The NerveGear, shown in the anime, is a helmet that reads and sends information to the brain. It serves to read and transform into brain pulse commands within the virtual world and to send pulses to the brain in order to emulate sensation and perception. In the case of anime, sending impulses is so advanced that the helmet can make the user to disconnect from the real world and feel literally inside a virtual world. In technical terms what the helmet sends are several images per second to the brain in order to emulate an environment (how many frames per second? I do not know, but no lag, then it’s more than 24), this along with sensations of pain , cold, ect. All this while keeping the user in a semi-coma, unable to feel, hear, or move your body in the real world, also the result of sending electrical impulses to the brain.
    When I saw this I found very plausible, including the date, 2022. When the anime went however, although many people have found a cool idea, skepticism was huge in discussions when it would actually be possible: “2022 not in 2050 we have something !!! “. The skepticism was due to the fact no one even be researching something, and they had not any virtual reality devices in reasonable time (at least not widely publicized). Coincidence or not, in 2012 (the same year the anime) the “Oculus Rift” appeared in a technology fair, and left big names in the games industry baffled with the immersion that he could pass.
    Oculus Rift?
    The Oculus Rift is a device created by Palmer Luckey, an amateur games in seeking a more immersive experience. The idea of the Oculus Rift left the Palmer frustration after testing various virtual reality devices and disappointed with each of them. In 2012 he presented his project at a technology fair and the result was much higher than he expected. Big fish like the owner of Steam and other companies offered millions in investment for research, development and mass production of the device.
    The Oculus Rift is not just a rectangular display in front of you, he gives you the same field of vision of the human eye – that reaches almost 180 degrees. Combine this with the motion sensor to emulate human vision when you turn your head.
    After capital investment of large companies started the project to transform what was a prototype (which could be purchased through a more than $ 300 donation to the project on Kickstarter) in a commercially viable device. And then started the changes, improvements launched and, guess what? SUCCESS!
    The biggest problem the company still faces the Oculus Rift (or facing) is the sick feeling that many people felt (some had no problems) after prolonged use of the device. The second cause explanations of analysts, was due to absurd soaking the device causes. To put it simply, the sense of immersion is so great that your brain think you’re seeing something real, just that, as the prototype still gives some lags from time to time and still can not graphically convey the feeling of fluides real world (responsible for the device say that the final version that has been almost completely corrected), the human brain is confused and hence comes the feeling of sickness and malaise. This also occurs in games in first person, it is quite common. They say that the final version had this and other outstanding issues, but never had the opportunity to test … As I understand technology however, I am pretty sure that the device still has several bugs, and “things” that will need be improved. “Things” that will come in the second corrected version of the device, which will be better than the first (it will be repeated in version 3 and ect, but not as ridiculously as will happen from version 1 to 2). It is the same that occurs with new processor architectures, the jump from first to second version is always the biggest.
    Still not enough!
    Only emulate the environment eye will not give a near SAO experience, since you will still need a manual control (mouse or joystick) to move. The solution for this already exists as the video below shows through the simultaneous use of glasses with the Emotiv EPOC Rift and the Razer Hydra – all available for purchase on the Internet.
    The Emotiv EPOC can read electrical signals produced by the brain when we think, feel or do facial expressions. But how does it work? Example: When you think of “moving forward” the device will detect the brain wave created by that thought, giving a code to it – like 11101010 – then the device software will convert that number into a simpler reading, marking the code to 1, that the program’s language could be the floor of command forward. This process will be repeated for the thought of “going backwards”, “aside”, ect. After this calibration, game software would read the entry sent by EPOC software (the number converted to 1, 2, 3, ect) and would make virtual avatar in the game walk forward or back, side, depending on the code sent. For every person is different, so before using one of these would be necessary to calibrate your brain impulses to the device, walk forward to you can be the impetus detected as the code 11153612, 11126001 to someone else, that is, the impulse may look like but it is never the same in all people. The direction is given by the user’s head since the Oculus Rift has a motion sensor. And as the Emotiv EPOC still does not seem accurate enough to be able to move his arms with agility, the Razer Hydra unit is used to emulate the movement of hands and arms in the game. You can find many users videos calibrating and using EPOC, worth checking out.
    Would not it dangerous ?!
    Of course the main SAO still have not (or at least not for sale on the Internet for now), which is a device that sends waves to the brain in order to emulate and control sensations and perceptions. But from the moment you read the brain becomes something simple, I do not see why write it will be complicated. If the device can record the pulse coded as 11122210 is arm pain, nothing prevents that it can be optimized to send that 11122210 boost for your brain to make you think you’re in pain in the arm. The biggest problem are the dangers that “writing in the brain” has (SAO even showed some of them how you hold in a coma and delete or manipulate their memories). But thinking logically, these devices that send impulses to the brain must come with “engines” unable to create very strong impulses and potentially harmful to the brain, so even that give trouble, the signal they send is so weak that impossible cause data real to the person’s brain. But we will have to wait to be sure.
    The Perfect World
    I am holding myself to use in games here, but it is logical that the application of this device will far beyond that. You can travel to France without leaving home, meet her boyfriend (a) in a long-distance relationship – to be far less lonely – meet with the family even more each other than on a planet or even create your own private virtual world. The porn industry will profit absurd in creating games with companions or realistic virtual companions (even if the sensations emulator is already up and running). Whether sees potential it already has a game with realistic graphics and women created from the motion capture real actresses in dev elopment pro Oculus Rift!
    My fear is that in the future people will lock up within these virtual worlds – to be better than your reality in most cases. This already happens in MMORPG online, but immersion is still very low and most one sees controlling a puppet than actually feeling within the game. Now, when you feel inside of it, can turn your body out of shape on a muscular body (or model for women) and having a partner or companion (an NPC with a median AI created by you) perfect both aesthetically, when in terms of personality, by his side 100% of the time, you’ll want to get out of there? I’m afraid the answer, especially individuals with weak and disturbed psychological. And for people with a less fertile imagination, think that you could have your actor / actress or favorite idol beside him “doing what you want” all day, but you would have very close feelings the real world. Would you like to leave this place?

    The temptation is so great that I venture even a possible lock the device after so many hours of use, to prevent people lock up in his private virtual worlds and do not want to leave the house, go to work or even feed themselves properly. The problem is that as well as unlock consoles to play pirated games, nothing prevents them discover how to unlock something too.
    But when it comes? I’m crazy to buy! -q

    Take into account that the virtual reality of beta testing will start in a few years with the launch of Morpheus (virtual reality glasses from Sony), it is not hard to believe that in 2022 there to be with something very close to what was shown in SAO . After all, look where cell phones were 10 years ago, only served to make connection. Today are handheld computers with more powerful processing that a top PC 10 years ago. At about four years when the first smartphones were launched doubted they could have graphics of a console … Has anyone played Infinite Blade 3? or Real Racing 3? None of them is far behind the graphics of an Xbox 360.
    The business is now wait and prepare, because the future of virtual reality will start in 2014. And if there’s one thing everyone who tested the Oculus Rift agree, is that it will change the form of entertainment in gaming as we know it.
    What do you think?
    And you, what they think of it? What are your expectations for 2022 in terms of technology?
    Well, if one day it really come to become a reality, most likely thing, I probably only use my time in the real world to work and spend the rest in a virtual world. I must say that I approve of in parts.
    It is also likely to be not such a striking, something like SAO same. At first, greatest revolution, everyone buying … Then it would become something very casual. But of course that would have people (which I consider SICK) that pass all day playing, as well as in current MMORPGs.
    I think the bid of the risks to the brain would be the biggest problem. No matter the instructions vinhessem, timers, regulators who do the simulation is “less real” would always have trickster wanting to find a way. Bum is cool, says Davy Jones. It’s like Nintendo. The cartridge told not to blow, and when the cartridge did not work people did what?
    Of course, I’m also looking forward, what I most want is a bit of adrenaline / share. Always enjoyed more hardcore games (where you die long before passing of each part, like “Dark Souls”) then I would see a game type SAO focused on physical fights proximity and little magic. As adventure / medieval fan nothing would please me more than using a sword / shield or dual blades and out killing monsters, bosses and players feeling that it was really me who was there doing everything. :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :geek: :geek:
    raiogamraiogam Posts: 18
    May 2015
    The NerveGear (ナーヴギア, Nāvugia?) is the second generation of FullDive technology made by Kayaba Akihiko, released in May 2022.

    The NerveGear is a streamlined helmet coated in dark blue. At the back, it has a wire of the same color stretched out of a long pad. It also has a battery and internal memory to store data from the games. 30% of the NerveGear’s weight is from its internal battery.

    The NerveGear’s high density microwave transceivers can determine what the user’s face looks like. The transceivers not only block every transmission from the brain to the body, but also from the body to the brain, thus, while using it, the player is completely insensate to the physical world. While details are never specified, the powerful electromagnet is able to destroy a person’s brain, and SAO’s operating system has been programmed to do so if the player’s hit points are reduced to zero. Despite the exact method that kills a player being disclosed in the story, some of the signs left behind in the brain are cerebral hemorrhaging, and arterial occlusion. The NerveGear is equipped with a new generation diamond semiconductor central processor.

    At the time of the Sword Art Online beta test, there were about 200,000 players in possession of a NerveGear. Half of them applied for the beta test.

    After the events of the Death Game incident, Argus no longer produces new NerveGear units, and most users instead use RECT’s replacement for the system – the AmuSphere, which has significantly less powerful transceivers; it is thus incapable of doing harm to a player, but cannot completely eliminate normal sensory input.

    Kirito is one of the few VRMMO players who used a NerveGear even after the SAO incident, though this is likely due to time and monetary constraints in getting an AmuSphere, as he wanted to check out the possibility of Asuna being trapped in ALfheim Online. Eventually, even Kirito switched to using an AmuSphere after the ALO incident.

    After the SAO Incident, NerveGear had been seized and disposed as according to Japanese Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 121.

    Even though the NerveGear is considered obsolete, its base technology was used to develop other VR devices, such as the Medicuboid and the Soul Translator.

    A NerveGear cartridge.

    To use the NerveGear, the player wears the game console over the head. Then it is recommended for the player to find a comfortable position to station the body, commonly being a bed. Afterwards, the game will load by the initiation words «Link Start».

    Known Users
    Kirito wearing a NerveGear unit.

    Sword Art Online beta testers
    Sword Art Online players (Heathcliff might have used an advanced version of the NerveGear instead)

    In the Accel World series, written by the same author as Sword Art Online, volume 4, chapter 8 of the novel mentions an unnamed VR machine that is similar in background to the NerveGear. Episode 22 of the anime adaptation of the series confirms that the unnamed machine is a NerveGear.
    Kazuto is one of the few people who still have a NerveGear after the SAO incident. He was able to keep his hardware due to negotiations with Kikuoka Seijirou to let him keep it even though all copies of the NerveGear were meant to be disposed of.

  62. I just hope it does not disappoint the entire world for this awesome idea of making SAO real

  63. I am so exited for this!!! I can’t wait to join!!! SAO HERE I COME!!! it comes out in 2020 And i’m gonna get it first!!!

  64. I’m so exited for this game, i can’t wait to used nerve gear.. i love it.. so I’ve been watching alpha test video, I hope this game is really happening to other country like mine… I really really want it, i always hope to live at another life like this for a long time… 😀

  65. Valentina Gálvez September 21, 2016

    Hola, quiero jugar a sword art online pero no puedo

  66. Kaz Kirigaya October 02, 2016

    How do you become a beta tester?

  67. Will this gear, acording to the Anime, have the body still in the real world?

  68. Iam very impressed by the comments iam reading. And I as well do dream of this happing but I don’t know what to do in order to become a beta tester. I would like to escape for a little while and see where this can go.

  69. The main Kings are usually among a good number competitors picked to travel completely, and that’s certainly the most important subject: Will they return to the last?

  70. theanimeboy337 November 05, 2016

    Sword Art Online is good

  71. is this real ? can i see the nerve gear and sell the with small prices in the whole world

  72. Why don’t you try to come up with something that scans the brain and clones the brain signals from the brain and put it in the game,how do you become a deta tester?

  73. when will it come to america

  74. I still think we may be trapped

  75. Yuuki Kamiya November 16, 2016

    I wanna be a beta tester it so cool!!!! >///<

  76. Josue Guerrero Anguiano December 25, 2016

    Hello, this is a very good project. I wanna be a beta tester, please answer me, how i can? Thanks

  77. Caleb Williams December 28, 2016

    I am very interested in becoming a beta tester for this. Can you please tell me how I could be considered to do this? Thank you for your time and consideration.

  78. Рафаэль Кутушев January 03, 2017

    Good day! I would like to test this development to the fullest. If it is at least as it is possible to write to me on e-mail. Thank you for your time on me!

  79. Rafael Kutushev January 03, 2017

    Good day! I want to be a tester of this device. If possible, write to me. Thank you!

  80. Was this just a viral marketing ploy for IBM’s VR market? If so, way to disappoint the gaming world and lovers of SAO.
    You could have cornered the gaming market with the incorporation of a world that millions all across the globe would play non-stop. Summer had a very good placement about brainwaves being measured to get taste and other senses down. Still will this ever come to pass or is it just a ploy?

    • Most likely just a ploy, I’m said to say. But my posts at the bottom are not.

  81. Eike Moeller January 20, 2017

    I hope that i am a lucky player (:

  82. Eike Moeller January 20, 2017

    i love anime/manga
    and i hope the nervegear and the sao was good

  83. Eike Moeller January 20, 2017

    oh and sorry i life in germany

  84. When will this game be officially out? I was just watching SAO and finishes the first part.

  85. When will this game be officially out? Just wondering bc I just finished watching the first part of SAO.

  86. I would not call this true “full-dive virtual reality”, because, and I think I speak for every fan of SAO, it is not the nervegear however, I think it is a good first step towards it with the tech we have today. But, I won’t be happy until we get a true NerveGear, just not one that can kill you haha. Anyway, I’m getting off topic, the truth of the matter is, when we think “full-dive”, we think the NerveGear or Amusphere that replaced later in the series, not a massive headset or treadmill or something like that, cause the whole point is to actually be IN THE GAME and not be moving your actual body. all in all, I’ll wait for the NerveGear to come out, but like me, a lot of us are losing patience.

    • Michael Garza January 26, 2017

      I agree iam not wanting one where iam moving in real life. The one that evey one is wanting is full dive with the nerve gear

    • Please check out my posts at the bottom of this.

  87. Loïck Varela January 29, 2017

    I think in 2020 – 2030 we going to can play a vrmmorpg or a other game in vr online with the world. I am the bigger fan of SAO and accel world this is my favourite anime and I’ll this project realize. Sorry for my English i’m from switzerland

  88. Hi, I noticed the video shows users wearing accelerometers on their feet to detect steps. My startup has developed an algorithm that can accurately detects steps using inertial sensing (either through the headset or a phone in a VR headset) removing the need for wearable sensors. Contact me if you are interested.

    • Dude, this isn’t even full-dive tech. I think this is called active-vr, and I for one, am not looking forward to it. Sorry

    • blackswordsmen March 15, 2017

      So i was wondering how to play a mmo online i tride to do it last night but wen i got my character i wasent abol to play……..TIPS anyone

    • Blackswordsmen March 16, 2017

      Yo man you want to fly and stuff play aion

  89. I decided to do some digging after my last post. What I’ve found is very interesting, and I believe we might have a true nervegear by 2022, possibly sooner. Now, I know that sounds far fetched, right now I’m trying to find a last few missing pieces and trying to figure out got to present my findings. Please understand I’m not trying to get anybody’s hopes up, it’s just my findings look promising. So please be patient

    • hey if your a dev can you see about letting me become a beta tester when this happens i would love to help with this project as best as i can but you know how money is but i still want to help so can you tell me

      • Sorry, but I’m not. I wish I was though, but who knows? Maybe I’ll become one through this project. what you said did encourage me, so thank you for that. it is possible that later on I could use some help in contacting the devs of one of the pieces I’m looking at. and who knows? if it takes off I’ll be lookin for testers. Sadly though the video game as[ect wont be done until the NerveGear is complete.

  90. cameron horton February 03, 2017

    truth be told i only skimmed through the comments and one comment specifically caught my eye the 13 year old girl who truly has our asses beat when it comes to this just like everyone else on this forum? i would love to see full dive vr to become a reality, as of the present,i think i speak for all of us here when i say, summer if you were to decide to start researching full dive on your own i would fund you i have saved up roughly 100,00 and would like to put it to good use, NOW WHO’S WITH ME SAY I

    • Michael Garza February 08, 2017

      I would love to put mine to good use as well and see if this can happen because I really want it to

    • For the record I’m a 19 year old guy. And I am still reaserching the tech for true full-dive vr. I’ll post on this forum later about my current progress later.

    • For the record, I’m a 19 year old guy. I’m still reaserching the tech for true full dive ve tech. I’ll post later about my progress.

    • I can’t see summer on this forum. but I know I’m close to formulating a prototype. I don’t have one, its just an idea that i’m putting to paper sometime soon.

    • never mind

  91. im just noob February 08, 2017

    one day after all this developing Nerve gear is finish.Being sold all across the globe and 10 000 players who play will stuck in this game.(like the anime series)LOL

  92. Dandy Wanata February 09, 2017

    This is my dream for a couple years, I want to play SAO, I want to be part of it. And the game now come true.

  93. Well, we wait and believe that a powerful company in the near future will be able to create a similar technology. Personally, I do bet on the DARPA … Oh, do not judge strictly for my english, it’s google translate.

  94. I just want to know how to get the nerve gear. Does anybody know???

  95. Now if your purpose is to gather the entire cars in CSR 2
    – and we will provide you with some tips that may provide help to
    achieve that – you shouldn’t promote something, being that you’ll usually be
    getting a certain number of cents on the dollar.

  96. blackswordsmen March 15, 2017

    oh and i herd that now you dont need special shoos and no mat COOOL thats nice cus i dont have the space for that

  97. ghostarcherfairy March 16, 2017

    forget about sao, make alfheim online!!!!!! flying!!!! archery!!!!!!! fairies!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. hey all, kirito here, thought i would actually make a profile since im on here so much

  99. hey all, I need a question answered. I know I have posted several times regarding a prototype. my concern is if i put my full thought here will someone steal it and use it to get their own credit? the reason I ask is i know everyone here is pumed for when it comes out, I am too, but I’m currently talking with some peopole that may just make it work and i dont want to undermine that progress. please respond yes or no and any thoughts you might have. tnaks.

    • Hi Kirito, in my opinion you should keep this for yourself, at least for the moment, because as you say, there maight be some people that would steal your project ideas. So at first, you should only tell this to people you realy trust. If you want to share something with the people here though, you can post something small, just to give people a little bit of help so they can come up with new ideas and help you.

      I’m almost 19 years old and I’m studying computer science, I hope some day the Nervegear or something similar can really be a thing so we can all enjoy being in a Virtual World. I wish you luck and if you ever need help in the project, I would be glad to participate and would do my best to try to help, you have my word.

      Finally, I don’t know if Summer is still looking this page, but if you are, I just want to tell you that I’m amazed about how much you know at your age. And, althogh I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this anyway, always follow your dreams and put your soul into them, if you persist and work hard there is always a reward. I wish you the best of luck.

      • Thanks for the advice regen. Any help you could lend would be great. I am currently working on a Discord server for this project. It will be for devs only, but there will be a place for the public to talk, post ideas, and opinions, but mostly for Devs and people who can contribute to the project. I will post a link here for you to join. I’ll make a new one when or if you decide to. thanks again.

      • https://discord.gg/C4FpeYM this is for regen only, this link has only one use. anyone who joins my server othere than him will be kicked

  100. I want to Play it, and i wanna be a alpha tester of this game (y)

    *hope its not like the tragedy in aincard LOL

  101. XEXEED HUNTER April 17, 2017


  102. in our tech now it’s possible to have a full dive tech but it will take a long time i say in a full scale research about 8 to 13 years they may a prototype and after 1 to 2 years for mass production but for an average person may be able to afford it ! i’m just guesing people

    • oh, it’s definitely possible, you just gotta be patient….

      • Kirito I have been working on theories for a real nervegear and I want to know if you can send me the link for the new discord server. Thank you.

      • My theories are still being n progress and I would love it if I could get some feedback from you guys. Also if you need my help just comment.

  103. oh and to develope a game for vrmmorpg may also take a while

  104. Can’t wait for the worlds Best Game ever I know that I am 12 but I am a gamer so that is not gonna stop me!!!!

  105. Whew, it’s been awhile since i last posted. summer is in full swing, and I’ve actually started a project. what that is , you’ll have to wait and see. hopefully not too much longer though, because i’m gonna need some more help at some point. I have to do a couple things before I cam start.
    Just FYI everyone this is a “teaser” for what I’m working on, and don’t worry everyone here will soon be, hopefully, surprised. I need to finish a few things then I will announce whats going on. Thanks!

    • if you see this, please take some time and let me know what your thoughts are.

    • The theories I have been making are still in progress, and you might have already discovered them, but if I can be of any assistance please send me the discord link. I’ll do anything I can to help.

      • I apologize for responding so late Link. i cant say i have because i don’t know what they are. do you have any knowledge in computer science? anyway, come join the team I’m curious as to what you have come up with. https://discord.gg/7DbnAmf

  106. Please take me! I want to be your test! I mean i want try this first please! No matter what happens! Just take me please! :3

  107. 1FutureHndrxx July 22, 2017

    I want in I’m currently in college at FSU studying computer technology anyway I can help let me know

  108. Hopefully theres a log out button

  109. I can’t wait for you to release it, i have been waiting sinces i was 10, 12 years ago and played my first game for someone to make a virtual world. It would help me a whole lot sinces i am a big gamer even now

  110. when is the official release date

  111. sorry can I join to be the one betatester from indonesia cause I so like with this game and I like japanes too

  112. pliace I am waiting for along time that game as virtual game

  113. and I will nit say to every one about that project I am promise as a hunestly promise
    and I have not work in production every thing in Indonesia so dont worry your secreat of project
    and I was 16 years old so I am teen and I stay at sunior hight school of sience at indonesia
    cause that I like gane and teknologi in the world
    and if I can after I join that I will stay at japan only and get a school over there or continue my school over there
    thanks you so much to you for the secount

  114. see you next time ok good bay

  115. canI wait for the worlds Best Game ever I know that I am 16 but I am a gamer so that is not gonna stop me!!!! anymore

  116. I am currently working on a real nerve gear that works of my own and the game too, I have been working hard but it is still going on it has taken about 2 years so far but i wont give up on it. I’ve been working and working to fulfill my dream i had in the past. I had always wanted to create games based off anime for now i am working on Sword Art Online, Alfheim Online, Greed Island, Attack On Titan, and The Irregular At Magic High School. I am crazy because i am doing them all at same-ish time but who cares i don’t. I DONT CARE IF IT TAKES ME 10 YEARS I WILL DO THIS!!!

    • oops miss type I am currently working on a real nerve gear that works AND my own and the game too

    • DarknessLorde September 11, 2017

      We have the same dream

    • Woah dude, slow down. I appreciate your enthusiasm, however you need the hardware first before you can make a game. I’m curious, do you have any experince with backbone coding or anything technical? if so please respond to me, I’d love to hear your ideas.

      • Hey Kirito I’ve been working on theories for a nervegear as well and I would like to know if I could Ben of any assistance. Thank you!

  117. I apologize for responding so late Link. do you have any knowledge in computer science? anyway, come join the team I’m curious as to what you have come up with. https://discord.gg/7DbnAmf

    • sorry about that moderatos, im having internet troubles so my page defaults over to the new thread box instead of the reply box

  118. Hey all, remember that big announcement I talked about a while ago? well, here it is!!I’m proud to announce the official launch of: The NerveGear Project! this project is what I have been dreaming of for quite some time, and I believe that we as a community work together to build the NerveGear, Sword Art online would be possible in the next 3 years or so maybe sooner! It is open to anyone, and I mean anyone, whether you have technical experience, or just want to hang out and talk about stuff in a community setting. and if you have any ideas about the NerveGear come visit us in the Devs channel! there’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectNerveGear/ Discord: https://discord.gg/7DbnAmf and soon to be twitter and YouTube! So come join the Team and be part of the greatest advancement in gaming!!

    • Hataro shio-kun December 15, 2017

      N.. NO not for the nervegear even me im scared of it too but i wanna try too y know…
      All of us is trying new things and inventing things so im excited too for that

      “We, all, all of us are counting on you, all of us, Fans”

      • Hey, it’s ok to be scared. The show made it look scary, I know, but new things like this are scary even if they don’t come from a show. I thank you for the message from you on behalf of fans, it warms our hearts knowing that people out there believe.

        • i believ this is going to be a new experince for all of us gamers out thier also were gonna have to learn how to play without a controller which it would probably be hard and im also super exited for it thanks Kirito

          • cant wait untill i see you in sao Kirito because i have been a big fan and i might need help playing

          • You better believe it is! I cant to see everyone in-game having fun together! *fistbump*

          • yea Kirito cant wait until i see u so i can see actually how strong u r and maybe we can work together

          • and be friends

  119. some news about sword Art Online: The Beginning?

  120. people if the developing and research for nerve gear is massive the possibility of it being released is about 3-5 years if the research and development is nonstop. and the technology that i’m talking about is the same as the technology in sword art online. we already have controlers that are operated by only our brain it only needs a further development and yes if were lucky enough in 3 years we will have that tech.but ofcors the development will be hard and cost a little big money

  121. people if the developing and research for nerve gear is massive the possibility of it being released is about 3-5 years if the research and development is nonstop. and the technology that i’m talking about is the same as the technology in sword art online. we already have controlers that are operated by only our brain it only needs a further development and yes if were lucky enough in 3 years we will have that tech.but ofcors the development will be hard and cost a little big money

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  123. News alert! I have been working with my team on the NerveGear for quite some time, and we have figured out some of the basics. now we are trying to figure out how to implement it into code and what hardware we need. However progress is slow thanks to time differences and schedules, but if we had more people it would go a lot faster! so if you are interested head here and join the team! https://discord.gg/7DbnAmf

  124. Sunith Shobhan November 10, 2017

    Is this for real even i cant believe it such game is for real life expirence even it is can anyone give me full detail about this im glad to hear about these kind of games ….so just mail me.

  125. Hataro shio-kun December 15, 2017

    i prefer to say things here me as a citizen im a fan too i want it to be real too due to stress everyday but i want to say some hate words here for that project. if it is really ongoing project then it must be a decade long to make that. i would like to request that you must gather more detail and body movement and NPC movement for a looking real life VRMMORpg to achive that it is goin to be a hard one i have 3 guess in that project
    1. You may quit on working. Due to tired -ness
    2. ended up being a trash. Due to errors and bugs ( you must make it hack resistant and bug resistant)
    3. Succeed on making it. Due to hard work for decades and days finally got to come true and you changed the history too for inventing the VRMMORpg game and getting a lot of reward.

    it will depend how will you act on it or work for it if you became lazy you fail you became always sleepy you fail .
    No matter happens im sure you will try and try and… try…

    • dude, I see where your coming from however, I am not the only one working on this and my team has decided to try several different approaches to the NG. since we have, we’ve made excellent progress, sadly i cant give the full details here, but its slowed down thanks to the holidays. Respectfully, if you were trying to knock us down, make fun of, or discourage us, you failed. Our drive has never been stronger! And, should we stumble, we’ll just take a step back and continue on! Finally, to all on this forum: The FDVRMMO’S will be made a reality of that you can be sure, what the 1st gen device will be? I don’t know. I do know that if its the NG it will have the security of the AS. please remember that the dreams, wishes, and feedback on this forum serve as one of the many fuel sources for the passionate fire that burns in the team’s hearts! So spread the word that Sword Art Online: The True Beginning has begun! https://discord.gg/7DbnAmf

      • I agree with u Kirito plus if this can happen it would be a big step in reality plus also a big step in technology plus i would love to be the one of the first people to try it if that’s ok with u Kirito

        • Easy Mathew. it will happen in time. I do like your enthusiasm though. haha

        • I like your enthusiasm Mathew, but testers wont be chosen for a while, but if would like to help out, I want you to keep an eye out here. Keep up with my posts and you’ll know why.

  126. Hello everyone, well it’s that time again where this place gets really quiet, almost dead, haha. But, if you have been keeping up with it and are looking for updates, well there’s a Aincrad size of a major one coming up! So, to that end I’m gonna wait for a bit and let that simmer in the back of your minds! see you in a few days!

  127. Well, have you all thoroughly racked your brains trying to think of what my announcement could be? Good. You waited for so here it is! If you remember my post about SAO: The true beginning right? Well I am happy to announce that my team is near a Full-Dive Virtual reality Prototype! Right now, we are drawing up a design for the device,so it will look cool and function well! Well? Are you all excited? I know I am! So spread the word, lets try to make it go viral!

    See you in-game!

    • Hello Kirito,

      This project looks awesome !

      I would like to exchange with someone of the IBM SAO project.
      => Could you perhaps help me ?

      Many thanks in advance !

      Kind regards,


      • I apologize for replying late. Thank you for the comment! I am intrigued as to what you have, and yes my and I will help if we can. you can contact me at RCTProgress2@Gmail.com, we look forward to what you have to say.

  128. Hey all, I had to make a new profile since my old one got corrupted thanks to me deleting my email.

  129. Vrmmo’s cannot come soon enough so many hours every day have I longed to be in a virtual world such as sao if it ever actually happened and turned out like sao with getting trapped in the game I honestly wouldent mind because at least you can truly be who you want to be

  130. Chihiro La Sin Cara June 24, 2018

    It would be great if we could create personalized characters, so each player could have their own style and history, it would be epic, i can not wait more!!

  131. VR worlds would be alot better than the real one im not complaining about the real world its cool and all but it gets boring like what be born grow up get a job die theres a life cycle for ya but in virtual worlds mostly mmos like SAO it would be alot more fun meet new people fight monsters to level up and grow stronger and battle giant bosses that would be amazing and maybe be lucky like our boy kirito haha but it would be alot more fun

  132. Rodrigo Brito August 22, 2018

    Are you guys realy working with IBM?

  133. Gael Jaeger October 10, 2018

    I think that a way to cover the senses with a reachable tech would be haptic stuff for touch and heat or cold and all this. For sight we got it already, so then we would go for smell. That part with chemicals and a “fog-box” type of stuff would work. To walk is the most complicated part, but you know that muscles move by electrical impulses, so it would be a machine (make it as nearly as possible for tech), like a treadmill, that moves 360º (i could explain the way it could move 360º but it’s too long and won’t tell now), and leggins with electrodes that notice what are we doing with our legs and if it will change our direction, start move the “treadmill” to that direction. And for taste we could put a little like tube (very little) that releases non-toxic chemicals like the flavour ones to our tonges to reproduce a sort of basic foods or tastes (like the chemicals on chips that make them to taste ham or cheese).
    And if we want to see for the future, we could do something for moving in the game without moving ourselves. As I said, brain sends electrical impulses to the muscles. If we “intercept” those impulses in the top of the spinal column, we could make the “intercepted” electrical impulses be processed by a machine that interprets that impulses and send it to the server and make the avatar move. The problem is that we can’t just play with spinal columns, so we have to be sure of a non intromission tech that allows us to block those waves.
    Don’t ask like why I came up with all that text, i just wanna explain to other people my ideas, because i’m still studying and adults don’t pay me attention… they don’t see a 16 year old teenager with ideas; just a boy that has to study to prove something XD.

  134. Hello!
    I’m a big fan of SAO, i would like to know if there are any news about this project, or if any of you are working to create something like this.

  135. ethan macgregor November 02, 2018

    can I apply !!

  136. the sword art online nerve gear format is using bluetooth signal to link the eyesight to the 3d camera of the avatar instead of electricity

  137. I really would like to work at this project or something related with it when I finish the university. As it is explained in SAO, this kind of technology would be useful not only for videogames, but also for medicine. The sad part of this is that creating a tehcnology like the one represented in SAO will take a lot of time, maybe decades and for the time it is finished i probably won’t be able to enjoy it although I’m only 16.

  138. Commenting to participate. Fantastic IBM is taking part in this. Anticipating a great future in gaming 🙂

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