Nvidia RTX Turing GPU: on Raytracing and Photorealism

RND/ to consider sociopathic / marketplace ideology built / baked into the very physical material of modern image tech – a literal ‘paradigm shift in rendering [of consumer perceptions about (in this case) the future of computer graphics]’

Just shoot rays / I love gigarays
– Jen-Hsun “Jensen” Huang/ co-founder president and CEO of Nvidia

In which neither raytracing or photorealism are remotely some kind of darkly laughable ‘holy grail of graphics‘ but – more simply – slickly presented tools / psychological methods for (say) large monopolistic hardware manufacturers to convince prosumer whales to pre-order technology conceptually rendered as bleeding edge must-buys

In response a nicely rendered graphic image about Nvidia’s (now long since obsolete) RTX card with Turing GPU

Nvidia Turing GPU

Note the irony potential: in that the “Turing Test” is a benchmark for artificial intelligences that only *think* they’re smart – and therefore will readily buy anything they are told to

Video: “Nvidia – Anti-Competitive, Anti-Consumer, Anti-Technology”[?? -Rob]

BS Disclaimer: theorist Robert What’s cyberspace deck currently features a sweet Titan X Pascal

Can you imagine what games we would have if John Carmack decided he wanted to create a believable character as opposed to a believable gun? [..] Stop rendering!
Warren Spector

// how to play big science