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Re: Multihull Popularity and Interesting Designs

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The real question is will anybody be left sailing anything 50 years from now, or will they all be sitting in their living rooms wearing VR googles and getting pizza delivery by drone, while arguing about what VR experience is better than another on social media
Hehe. We have a friend cruising in a catamaran and he is anchored next to us right now. He just sold his virtual reality company, but is still working with the new owners in transition. He has top of the line computers and gear on his boat for doing his work. Those computers use 50-80 amps when rendering and displaying, and he has sensors installed about his boat that track movements.

When we go over there, we put on the headsets, the haptic feedback gear, and .... watch sailing!

Sometimes. He has a lot of footage of his boat under sail. Other times we are flying with the Blue Angels, or exploring Google Earth, or (my favorite) running around with the Miami Dolphin cheerleaders as they bounce about and go to the beach.

So maybe the future will be people sitting in their boats wearing VR googles!

Mark

Dolphin 460 Catamaran "Reach"

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