Dennou Coil, a virtual playground.

So...How to begin? I kept seeing this anime called Dennou Coil get recommended all over the place and wanted to take a look, how the show was isn't really important as the very concept of it which is what I want to talk about.

Exploring the depths of Cyberspace!

In this future, all kids are equipped with internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors. Instead of simply allowing you to search the internet, look at a map, call each other etc. etc. the whole city has a digital overlay of sorts that simply replicates the whole city but in digital form. You also need a cyberbody, which is your own body but digitized! this allows you to interact with this virtual world such as: being able to interact with virtual objects such as virtual spraycans, fishing rods, or simply pet your virtual dog if you feel like it.

Don't be mistaken, this is still a computer and hackers are still around who are able to bend this virtual world to their will if they have the skills to do so, but if you don't you can buy illegal so called "Metatags" which is sort of pre-made hacking software you can buy if you don't have the skills to do it in real-time. Illegal software that allows you to destroy virtual matter is being sold on shady websites, you can get viruses and spam which can potentially break your glasses and you have to pay a fee to repair them.

An "encode" which hackers use to manipulate the virtual environment.

Why am I describing this fake world to you? I honestly don't quite know myself, I guess I just thought it was cool as hell and it seemed like a future where it was great to be a kid! you could have action packed battles with missiles, machine guns and ruin the environment around you without much consequence!

Though, as the show points out a couple of times, knowing what the hell is real and what is not is sometimes difficult.

That was all I wanted to say I guess!

Excuse my writing!

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Edited by Cloudenvy

So...How to begin? I kept seeing this anime called Dennou Coil get recommended all over the place and wanted to take a look, how the show was isn't really important as the very concept of it which is what I want to talk about.

Exploring the depths of Cyberspace!

In this future, all kids are equipped with internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors. Instead of simply allowing you to search the internet, look at a map, call each other etc. etc. the whole city has a digital overlay of sorts that simply replicates the whole city but in digital form. You also need a cyberbody, which is your own body but digitized! this allows you to interact with this virtual world such as: being able to interact with virtual objects such as virtual spraycans, fishing rods, or simply pet your virtual dog if you feel like it.

Don't be mistaken, this is still a computer and hackers are still around who are able to bend this virtual world to their will if they have the skills to do so, but if you don't you can buy illegal so called "Metatags" which is sort of pre-made hacking software you can buy if you don't have the skills to do it in real-time. Illegal software that allows you to destroy virtual matter is being sold on shady websites, you can get viruses and spam which can potentially break your glasses and you have to pay a fee to repair them.

An "encode" which hackers use to manipulate the virtual environment.

Why am I describing this fake world to you? I honestly don't quite know myself, I guess I just thought it was cool as hell and it seemed like a future where it was great to be a kid! you could have action packed battles with missiles, machine guns and ruin the environment around you without much consequence!

Though, as the show points out a couple of times, knowing what the hell is real and what is not is sometimes difficult.

That was all I wanted to say I guess!

Excuse my writing!

Posted by InfiniteGeass

This is your only other blog post? I could have sworn there were more.

Posted by Seedofpower

I couldn't watch the video, so I'm gonna ask does this anime involve a tall rabbit dressed like a Terry from King of Fighters?

Posted by TheFreeMan

@Seedofpower said:

I couldn't watch the video, so I'm gonna ask does this anime involve a tall rabbit dressed like a Terry from King of Fighters?

I think you're thinking of Summer Wars.

I couldn't watch the video either! But this sounds pretty interesting.

Posted by dogman795

I saw this awhile back. It was really good, I'm surprised it never got licensed anywhere outside of Australia.

Posted by Cloudenvy

@TheFreeMan: @Seedofpower: Consider the video fixed!

Posted by Seedofpower

@Cloudenvy said:

@TheFreeMan: @Seedofpower: Consider the video fixed!

This video contains content from NHK, who blocked it on copyright grounds. =/

Interesting description though.

Posted by Cloudenvy

@Seedofpower said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@TheFreeMan: @Seedofpower: Consider the video fixed!

This video contains content from NHK, who blocked it on copyright grounds. =/

Interesting description though.

I give up then! sorry you guys. : (

Posted by PixelPrinny

I refuse to excuse your writing! It didn't bring a note from its parents so it has to stay in class like all of the other students.

Also, I want a pair of those Augmented Reality glasses!

Posted by Jay444111

@PixelPrinny said:

Also, I want a pair of those Augmented Reality glasses!

I DEMAND those glasses to exist.

Imagine a reality augmentation/template that makes the real world look like your favorite animated show/anime? That would kick all ass.

Posted by Lunar_Aura

Those glasses would kick ass I'd totally configure mine so that everything looks cel shaded

Posted by AlexanderSheen

Wow, this sounds awesome... well, except the part that you now see dick-pill ads and such all over the place. But maybe I can still download Adblock Plus.

What would GiantBomb.com would look like in the future? That would be cool if I could post comments by writing on my own wall. Is it how it works?

I have to watch this anime to find the answers. Thanks Cloud!