Please help me compile this list. I'll start out by roughly listing some uses and then we will eventually collate everything and post the list in the OP as numbered items. For now I'm just going to throw some ideas into the wind - and we'll sort it out later. Look through my list and see if there is more stuff to be added - I'm sure I'm not imaginative enough to uncover everything that we can do with this ever-evolving and unique automotive simulator. I'll sub-divide the major uses for now and we'll cut it finely later. And, yes . . . before you say it, we can use the disc as both a frisbee and a coaster - let's get that out of the way. I'm actually thinking of replacing a certain wall-clock's face at home with a GT4 Disc. Might look better than the bunch of numerals. _________ The Various Uses by Category: COLLECTING: Cars: - for play, learning, instruction, and of informative and usable(cars can be driven)material and connection to RL collection of cars/testing Automotive historical and technical base: - similar purposes Other automotive gear: - similar purposes PHOTOGRAPHY/MOVIE-MAKING: - Learning tool, Art and visual entertainment, Documentary/reviews, Personal use - screens-savers, etc. - Movie-making, Demonstrations, Race and driving instruction, Entertainment (Races, chases) Data output through technical simulations. TIME-TRIALING: - Hot-lapping, Car and driver comparisons, DRIFTING: Events. ?? Trials? Touge? Other? Competitions? TUNING/REBUILDS/REPLICAS/KITS: What are the different things we do here? DETAILING/Livery (painting and wheel-swap simulation, etc?) VEHICLE DESIGN What do we do here inspired by VGT? As well as regular cars? Do car designers use this? Students of car design? GT ACADEMY Recruitment into Motorsports Is there a way if recruitment into other areas - not only race=driving - e.g. engineers, crew, team managers, journalists - can this be used as a tool for that? SIMULATIONS: - Track Familiarisation. - Historical races, Classic car races, Mixed vehicle/class races - Motorsport-related races - Street racing - Drag racing - Futuristic Driving/Racing - Vision cars - Futuristic Tracks - Driving/world-travel entertainment for the disabled - replays and real-time driving. - Virtual catalog of vehicles including exotic, iconic and extra-terrestrial and futuristic vehicles for use as reference tool. - Ability to create Tracks (coming) - Ability to race remotely (and/or directly) drive-bots online and off (B-Spec) - also purported to be coming - don't kill me, get back on topic.) FREE RUNS - Test driving - Practise - Data analysis - Motec. ??Uses? - GPS - uses? ONLINE: - Clubs and leagues - Random Rooms - Feature-based rooms (e.g.'Dirty Nascar', COTW, etc.) - Automotive-based social net-working (meet, chat, cruise, race) - Role-playing: Track Days, Car Meets, Workshops, Police, Learner driver, etc ____________________________________ So there we are, a mish-mash of possible scenarios - a multitude of uses for this app. What else can you think of? You may also pick one of the scenarios listed and expand on it, maybe you are doing something unique with Gran Turismo, and it may be something we'd like to try, too. Are there really 101 uses? I'm thinking it's quite possible; it's only up to our own imaginations. Please bear with the construction in progress - lots of work to do in here.