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Disney Research’s ‘Magic Bench’ makes augmented reality a headset-free group experience

August 22nd, 2017 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

Lets users see, hear, and feel animated characters, replacing glasses and other devices.



If you upload your mind to a computer, are you immortal or just a bot?

August 20th, 2017 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment—both intellectual and financial—by philosophers, scientists, and the Silicon Valley set. Several hundred people have already chosen to be “cryopreserved” in preference to simply dying, as they wait for science to catch up and give them a […]



Neuroreality: the New reality is coming. And it’s a brain computer interface

August 7th, 2017 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz since the 1990s, but the Rift was the first high-end VR system to reach the consumer market, and early reviews confirmed that it delivered the kind of experience users had been […]



Google Glass returns: this time it’s professional

July 24th, 2017 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

Glass 2.0 goes to work, and suddenly it looks normal. Maybe enterprise is where it should have been all along.



Beyond the five senses

July 10th, 2017 at 1:53 am » Comments Off

The world we experience is not the real world. It’s a mental construction, filtered through our physical senses. Which raises the question: How would our world change if we had new and different senses? Could they expand our universe?



A.I and the Road to Superintelligence

May 31st, 2017 at 8:18 am » Comments Off

“We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.” -Vernor Vinge If you’re like me, you used to think Artificial Intelligence was a silly sci-fi concept, but lately you’ve been hearing it mentioned by serious people, and you don’t really quite get it. Here’s why it’s so incredibly important.



Enhanced robo-humans have arrived

May 24th, 2017 at 5:55 am » Comments Off

Much of the talk surrounding robotics in the workplace centers on the job losses caused by automation. However, there are also great benefits of robots to humans who perform dangerous or labor intensive tasks that could possibly be mitigated with the help of technology.



27 common uses for A.I. in 2027 that don’t exist today

May 16th, 2017 at 6:12 am » Comments Off

If you’re impress with the progress we’re making with A.I. so far, hang onto your hats. We’re just getting started. Over the next 10 years, artificial intelligence will make more progress than in the fifty before it, combined. With countless quickly oncoming applications to business, government, and personal life, its influence will soon touch absolutely every […]



Disney Researchers Catch a Real Ball in Virtual Reality

April 8th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

The resurgence of virtual reality is still in its infancy, and while we do have very good VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, in other areas the tech is still severely lacking. Take interaction, for example, it’s very difficult to convey touching something in the virtual world with physical feedback. But what […]



VR, AR Headset Market Growing 58% A Year, To Reach 99 Million Devices

April 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Driven by lower prices, new devices and an expanding array of content, the market size of virtual and augmented reality headsets is being propelled at a breakneck pace. Total VR and AR headset shipments will see explosive growth from 10 million units last year to 99 million units in four years, based on a new […]



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