Would it be possible to design a virtual reality helmet that directly connects to the brain allowing us to actually experience a game as if it were real? And if it is possible what would i have to research to make it a reality?
Probably something to do with helping quadriplegics. I mean in order to "jack into" the brain you'll basically have to read or intercept the signals in the spinal cord, or something. From what I understand this is pretty much what they are trying to do with the gimps.
They're working on bits and pieces of that right now, but for far more important things than gaming - virtual eyes for the blind, and the like.
If you want to get into that study a mix of biology, medicine and computers. But aim higher than game helmets.
I dunno, what I like about games is that I have full control over them and they aren't real. I don't want to experience someone gutting me with a knife or shooting me in a lung or anything painful and traumatic like that. Which would be easy to make someone experience with VR.
>Even if i dont make it i would like to leave research behind to help develop it.
There is still plenty of research to do before something like this becomes possible. Neuroscience is probably the biggest: we still don't know, for example, how to project images into a person's mind.
It's the "connects directly to the brain" part that bothers me. It would be too easy for someone to attempt to control my mind or hurt me in order to control me if they had direct access like that. I don't trust it.
This is why I'd prefer to see the VR interface done as a helmet, or maybe something lighter-weight like a hairnet, instead of a headjack. If you ever decide that something untoward is going on, you just take the hairnet off, and no traces remain. Totally reversible.
The whole purpose of VR is to instill enough "presence" into the experience to make it seem realistic. I doubt you'd have to conduct neurosurgery to do this. The trickiest thing IMO about developing VR is the fact it only engages the sense of sight and hearing. You don't really "feel" or anything or smell, taste etc which pretty much undermines the reason most NEET KHVs are going to use it.