Busy days for us, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t still start with our favorite morning show, Good Mythical Morning. Rather than shut down operations for the summer while they worked on season 2 of their YouTube Red show, they have Monday and Wednesday shows with Rhett and Link, possibly/probably pre-recorded, and then Fridays they have had guest hosts.
The guest hosts have been a lot of fun, as they attempt to run a normal sort of Good Mythical Morning show – ending up doing all sorts of crazy things instead. This morning, it was the Vlog Brothers.
Rhett and Link have had guests on before so you kind of end up getting to see things like this normally, but it’s fun to actually see this happen without Rhett and Link there hosting. They’ve even been doing episodes of Good Mythical More! Hope you enjoy, I know we have been!
Virtual reality isn’t a new idea by any means, and is a staple of science fiction and especially of cyberpunk. So maybe at least it’s an idea decades old… The thought seems to go towards just replicating life, and maybe doing something you otherwise couldn’t. It moves into deeper science fiction when people start living their lives vicariously through their virtual reality selves.
But now that we’re starting to really have some virtual reality available – and the fascinating idea of the simple setups that just hold up your smart phone for the picture – I think that the true idea generating and innovation has begun.
At least, that’s the feeling I had watching Good Mythical Morning this morning, as Rhett and Link used virtual reality to confront Link’s fears and see about them not being as bad as his mind thinks. It gets sillier when Link then uses it to basically go all horror-movie on Rhett… and then gets cute when they use it to interact with Rhett’s dog. But rather than just tell you, here’s the video:
The confronting the fears element, in particular, feels like a really interesting and potentially amazing use of the technology. Well, the second bit seems like it will be the plot of a horror movie before too long. And the last bit is probably just something that’s going to happen.
But this also reminded me of some stories we’ve been hearing about virtual being used – and effective – in physical therapy (like in this story: http://www.inc.com/aj-agrawal/how-virtual-reality-will-change-physical-therapy-forever.html). And that’s cool. It’s also interesting in comparison to the science fiction: in the stories, we move towards virtual reality and our physical bodies get worse. But this is a case of using the virtual reality to make our bodies better.
What else do you think we’ll be able to do with virtual reality here soon? Let me know in the comments below!
Time was, everyone had a TV and got some channels and all watched the same things together. Or, you know, a slightly more complicated version of that sentiment. Then along came cable, and who had what channels got fractured further and further. Sometimes you could tailor what you wanted (like adding premium channels, or sports channels), sometimes there were just set packages of channels – or even gigantic access with hundreds of channels.
Along came the Internet and streaming services, and it was great – with one or two of these, we could cover most of the television we wanted to watch. Or at least, as much (and more) television as we could fit into our lives! As Holly discussed recently, the different networks and channels are all trying to forage out into their own streaming apps, with some never having really given access to Hulu or Netflix, and others dropping access. So once upon a time, you just went to your TV and surfed channels. Then we got one subscription service that had them all, dropped cable, and now they’re splintering out. We’ve gone from having one point of access to many, where I had originally been predicting years ago that we would be moving more and more to these large subscription services.
But hey, the other reason we dropped cable was because the shows and channels we watch most regularly are actually YouTube channels. Independent creators, striking out on their own, making a go of it on this amazing online platform. One stop shop for all your video needs, where before videos and the sorts of things that became YouTube were scattered across the Internet. At least that won’t change, right?
Yeah, you guessed it, wrong.
In the last week or two, not one, not two, but three of our favorite channels have been advertising their new content on paid subscription services outside of YouTube. Since we’ve already talked about the TV angle on this, which has been happening for much longer really, let’s take a minute to look at this YouTube/online video move…
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We have been enjoying Good Mythical Morning with Rhett and Link lately. It’s daily. It’s ridiculous. It’s fun. It’s occasionally painful to watch…
They’ve had a fun couple of days for Christmas.
Yesterday they had some of our old SourceFed favorites on! And weren’t as ridiculous as they could have been…
However, the one for Christmas itself… Will it Eggnog?
Turns out most things will not Eggnog. Yikes.
It’s about time to see if the Geek Baby wants to open some presents – Merry Christmas!
This morning, we watched a video that just… it was painful. It was gross. It was excellent Internet television. Their escalation is excellent, from awful to so awful.
Not for the weak of stomach: Rhett and Link answer the question, Will it Smoothie?