>Spending 10 grand just to play in my virtual worlds but with extra graphics is normal, I swear!
Nobody will care about PC parts in about 10 or so years either.
Cars were exciting and romantic once, as computers are today. I don't know about USA, but having a car in cities such as Vienna or Rome is now more liability than convenience and people look at this from practical standpoint because cars are just not idealized anymore - they don't represent progress, but have become simple tools that you can live without because you can always rent them, pay someone to drive you, or you can buy them cheap.
Expensive sports cars are becoming similar to golden toilet bowls nowadays - kitsch objects for those that are too wealthy for common sense.
So, as everything moves to "le cloud" and you can buy cheap machines for doing basic everyday tasks, people will care less about computer parts and the power of individual PCs.
I mean you can basically assemble a supercomputer in 30 minutes from infrastructure rented from Amazon and pwn any gaymer in a machine power pissing contest.
I'm not saying that. It's just not a big deal anymore.
It's just that people are realizing that cars can't do much and that they can only be as cool as they are expensive (so the owner can show off), since every car does the same thing basically.
Nobody cares if your car can go 300km/h if you must respect 50km/h limit in the city. The other 250km/h is its wasted potential that was one of its major selling points back in the day when the speed of the car meant freedom or futurism or whatever.
I thought so. Most large European cities are parking and traffic hell, and public transport is simply cheaper and more effective mode of transport.
Are you saying that the VetteKart is boring?
is everyone going to ignore the fact that no one spends 10k on computer parts
no one gets the alienware area 52 FBI weather balloon with 6 screens, turbo drift gaming car seat, and a thousand dollar Ikea desk made of 4 pieces of wood
You don't need to spend that much to enjoy VR. A setup including the headset will cost like 1.5K if you assemble the desktop yourself.
Serious question, why wouldn't you extend the roll cage to cover the top of the engine?
It looks like with the angles there that the air filters and carburettors would be damaged if the car was the roll and surely this vehicle would have a higher chance of rolling, I don't think anyone is going to be driving it 'sedately'
It's not like it'd need much more though, it's just bad choice of angles.
See attached image.
I own a $10k stills camera, have lots of people wondering how a camera can cost that much, and then I tell them there are ones 4-5x as expensive. Everything is relative.
In any case, computer tech has slowed down to the point where hardware gets updated once every two years and you're lucky if the speed improves by 30%, while just a decade ago speeds doubled every 6 months, so we're coming off the end of one hell of a drag race.
High end hardware doesn't have be ricer. Also ricer PC parts doesn't always mean they were selected as such, I'd gladly buy a riced-looking component if it outperformed anything similar.
If you want some excitement in your life, get a cheap car.
I usually pay $1k for a car and I never know when it will break.
I won't even know if I can get to work on time.
There is nothing boring about driving in a car where the carburetor is slightly broken or the heating system is fixed manually.
So many fun times.