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Posted by DougQuaid

I love how Brad just looks at the camera at one point and is just like "Woah.."

Posted by n8

I sincerely hope that John Carmack lives to be at least 110 years old. I'm just estimating on the fly here... what I'm getting at:

I do not want to live in a world where John Carmack does not exist.

Posted by kidman

John Carmac is a national treasure, what a great man.

Posted by RetroVirus

@n8 said:

I sincerely hope that John Carmack lives to be at least 110 years old. I'm just estimating on the fly here... what I'm getting at:

I do not want to live in a world where John Carmack does not exist.

Me neither.

Posted by XTraFries

.....i will never be as smart as that guy

Posted by Winternet

This is fucking amazing. John Carmack interviews are starting to be an highlight of E3. Man, that dude is awesome.

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Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

@c0d3m45t3r said:

I wish Carmack did a podcast

It'll have to be an audio book.

Posted by Sarkhan

Johnny C is just amazing as ever. He's a god damn super computer. way faster than my stationary. I wonder if he have a ethernet socket on him. Instant overload!
Posted by Zuljin

Awesome!

Posted by kishinfoulux

I have no fucking clue what he's talking about and yet it's still engaging to listen to. Oh Carmarck.

Posted by grendelpierat

Take us in deeper, John.

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Posted by RandomInternetUser

When the aliens come for our children, I will turn my head to John Carmack to save us.

Posted by ildon

@DougQuaid said:

I love how Brad just looks at the camera at one point and is just like "Woah.."

Around 14:30 for those wondering. I thought it was more like: "I have no idea what he is talking about."

Posted by Eojay

I love Carmack. Half the time I have no fucking clue what he's talking about, yet I could still sit and listen to him talk all day.

Posted by blackbird415

I want more of these types of interviews

Posted by therealminime

Gosh that was a fantastic interview. I even managed to comprehend about 85% of it.

Posted by reelife

Very interesting =)

Posted by Xeteh

@TeamJersey: Yes, yes they are.

Very cool interview, I didn't understand a word of what Carmack was saying but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Brad wasn't kidding about not getting a word in!

Posted by SockLobster

CARMACK I LOVE YOU

He's a true wonder of a man

Posted by MrMazz

Whoa this duder is smart

Posted by RandomInternetUser

Also, I think this has been said before but Carmack looks like he could be Brad's older, extremely smart brother.

Posted by theveej

That man is so fucking boss..... we are not worthy

Posted by INCSlayer

@fatalflame said:

Am I in Quest World now??

if i was a woman i would want your babies

Posted by DeBurgo

The funny thing about this video is that I'm pretty sure this is Carmack in easy-to-understand non-technical mode. A lot of the stuff is actually pretty easy to understand as a layman if you pay attention...

Posted by redbliss

Most people go fishing or collect stuff as a hobby, but John Carmack builds the future.

Posted by wild_fire987

Wow, that was an extremely interesting interview!

Posted by wewantsthering

Dude. This guy is awesome. :-) Don't like a lot of his games that much, but he sure is smart.

Posted by Dick_Mohawk

Carmack at his innovative best. Legendary.

Posted by abdo

@xobballox:I was just about to say they must be related somehow. Like Tim Shafer and Ryan.

Posted by GalacticPunt

John Carmack is a breathing supercomputer. I hope the Tested guys get a half-hour interview with him so he can go even deeper into programming and display science.

Posted by Jugglerman

@SockemJetpack said:

EDIT: ...it's like listening to a mad scientist describe his doomsday device.

All the same this is pretty damn interesting.

Indeed, it sounds awesome!

Posted by MAD_JIHAD

JC Bringing back VIRTUAL REALITY BABY!

Posted by DeadlyWolverine

John Carmack: The Man, the legend, the myth, the expert, the professor. Poor Brad never managed to get more than a few questions in.

Posted by Berkie

Carmack is a genius

Posted by Wholemeal

That was an INCREDIBLE interview. I want one of those AR set ups RIGHT NAO!

Posted by PsychoPenguin

I love all the technical details JC goes into here. He's just looking for someone else who understands all the work he's put into trying to make this a reality.

Posted by ILuvMsMarvel

Loved the little looks brad was shooting at the camera lol

Also,

Nerds FTMFW!

Posted by barberforce

This guy is a LIVING LEGEND!!!!! a true nerd who loves being "the" nerd

Posted by 00

@ZombiePie said:

So I'm guessing milliseconds of latency is a bad thing?

It makes a huge difference, and the effects are only magnified when you are using a head-mounted display and/or head tracking. Even switching from a controller to using a mouse makes latency far more obvious to me, due to the way you're physically moving the mouse around rather than just your thumb.

I was very disappointed with the HMZ-T1 in this regard—my Sony HX900 LCD has around 30 ms latency (really good for a TV, but not great compared to monitors) when an OLED display should be significantly less than that, not more. The optics are very poor quality on it, and it was extremely uncomfortable as well.

Anyway, this is the best demonstration of latency that I've seen, as it clearly illustrates the effects of display or input latency:

Posted by s10129107

Brad looked so lost.

Posted by SargeGulp

@Jugglerman said:

@SockemJetpack said:

EDIT: ...it's like listening to a mad scientist describe his doomsday device.

All the same this is pretty damn interesting.

Indeed, it sounds awesome!

I could listen to Carmac and Jaffe talk forever.

Posted by Cataphract1014

I have that headset!

Posted by mrangryface

Awesome interview is awesome-

Posted by pingolobo

Now THAT is 3D. Not that tv+glasses stuff. Virtual Reality was the way to go all along.

Posted by Landmine

I could listen to Carmack talk about anything, anything at all, for the rest of my life.

Posted by PurplePartyRobot

Finally I can now have Megatexture technology delivered straight into my brain!

Posted by M_Shini

Dude lost me.

Posted by Palmlykta

Pure gold, this man understands latency.

Posted by Bistromath

Stare deep into those peepers, Brad; they'll show you the future.

Posted by Phoenix87

Every word out of his mouth goes right over my head. :(