New virtual reality technology promises to change the way you watch movies, play video games, and more!

During a developers conference over the weekend, Oculus Rift, a pioneer in the virtual reality field, announced its collaboration with Samsung. According to the New York Times, the Samsung Gear VR will combine Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 smartphone with Oculus software “to create a portable virtual reality experience.” Additionally, Oculus will likely release its own headset in the coming year. On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Jeffy discussed the impact virtual reality devices will have on various industries.

“There is a lot of talk about something called Oculus. It's virtual reality, and it is here… [I]t is something that is game-changing to everything,” Glenn said. “This is the kind of thing that I just want to share with you… Everything that we have grown up getting used to, it's over… And it doesn't have to be a bad thing, but we have to decide where we are going as a people.”

Virtual reality technology is already having a huge impact on the gaming industry. Soon enough, the capability of this equipment will play a role in movie making, education, tourism, the way people communicate with one another, and more.

From a business perspective, Glenn could see something like Oculus being quite useful in his day-to-day life. With offices in New York City, Dallas, Texas, Los Angeles, California, Columbus, Ohio, and Washington D.C., TheBlaze could begin to eliminate the physical barriers that exist via virtual reality technology.

“Right now, everybody gets onto a plane… [to] go to wherever. With Oculus, you don't need that. You can have an Oculus room set up to where… I sit down [and] I am virtual to everybody else or they are virtual to me,” Glenn said. “And it's like I am sitting down in this conference room… You are seeing the table. You are seeing you and everybody else at the table. We are all having a conference, and it is like we're there.”

In time, virtual reality developers believe they can get the technology to a point where people are completely immersed in this alternate universe. From hearing to seeing to smelling, there could come a time in which there is no reason to take a virtual reality headset or bodysuit off.

“Imagine if you could actually see it in this kind of detail on the other side of the world. You may never get to the Great Wall of China… but if I could go through a [virtual reality] tour and I could walk it… on a stair-climbing machine – I am seeing it, smelling it, I am feeling it, what difference does it make,” Glenn asked. “The real becomes unreal. Virtual reality will become better than reality. That's the problem.”

Glenn said he spoke with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about virtual reality technology, and he is concerned about the impact it could have on ticket sales. Why would someone go through the hassle of going to a sporting event or concert, if they could enjoy a potentially better experience from the comfort of their own home?

“Here's a guy who owns the Dallas Mavericks. He said, ‘Imagine, Glenn, right now, you are going to a baseball game or basketball game and you want to be a part of the crowd. That's the thing. You go to those because you want to be part of the crowd,’” Glenn explained. “’But if I can make it an Oculus experience, how do I keep the crowd going to the baseball game or the basketball game or the concert, when going to the concert is full of all kind of hassle?’”

A similar assumption can be extended to movie viewing. The technology could get to a point where no two viewing experiences are the same.

“You know how many times you would watch your favorite movie… if movies were made in such a way – with Oculus – that we are not watching what the characters are doing necessarily on screen… It would be unbelievable, and it changes everything.”

As Jeffy and Pat explained, such customization is already happening with video games.

“They are doing that with the games now because the game learns,” Pat said. “It sees what you did the first time around, and it changes your experience the second time around and the third. So no two experiences are ever the same. Even if you get to the end of the game and win it, the next time you play it, it is a difference experience. They are already doing that.”

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COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

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Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?