Fear is the Mindkiller, and Battery-Operated Bidets

This is TIC TEK TOE, episode 013, from deep inside the heart of self-isolation. In this episode, Marcel and Evan discuss the strange world we all find ourselves living in, the climate of fear, the hazards of grocery shopping, Zoom going zoom and its security concerns, virtual reality headsets, virtual reality social environments, toilet paper, bidets, and why it’s not so different for some people out there.

Links From The Show

Litany against fear, from DUNE, by Frank Herbert

     I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
    Only I will remain.

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Bill Maher, recording in his backyard, with laugh track and old recording of a “studio audience

“Klaatu, Everybody Took A Holiday

Jitsi, an open source messaging and video-conferencing client

ALtspaceVR vs VRChat VS Rec Room vs NEOS vs Hubs by Mozilla

Facebook Oculus commercial offering (Oculus For Business), including price and terms of use. 

Creating VR Worlds and Teaching Class with Mozilla Hubs, by Marcel Gagné on YouTube

The Washlet