Audi spin out Holoride unveils its amazing in car VR experience

Audi spin out Holoride unveils its amazing in car VR experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As cars eventually die, and autonomous vehicles become pods on wheels, we’ll need to find new ways to entertain ourselves and the kids.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As car companies, like Audi and Toyota, among others,...

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Looking Glass unveil their stunning new 8K holographic display

Looking Glass unveil their stunning new 8K holographic display

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Volumetric displays are attempting to give users a VR-like experience but without the glasses, and they’re getting better.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The first thing you need to note when writing about Looking Glass, that I...

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Japan’s newest digital pop stars blur the line between virtual and reality

Japan’s newest digital pop stars blur the line between virtual and reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI infused life-like digital humans and avatars get better and more capable they’re starting to sign their own pop deals and compete with real humans.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I’ve been talking a lot...

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McLaren reveal their extreme 2050 shape shifting F1 race car concept

McLaren reveal their extreme 2050 shape shifting F1 race car concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While even the best and brightest minds can try to imagine life thirty years in the future the likelihood is that what’s possible will make even today’s grandest concepts rather tame.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. McLaren...

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Formula E’s new E-Sports “ghosting” app lets gamers race real drivers in real time

Formula E’s new E-Sports “ghosting” app lets gamers race real drivers in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As physical and digital worlds merge in the future we’ll see more people playing in real time against professional sports men and women in virtual worlds.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Last year I wrote about the...

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Featured Futurist: Stuff Magazine, The Virtual Sporting Life

Featured Futurist: Stuff Magazine, The Virtual Sporting Life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of E-Sports will blow your mind and you’d be surprised at the things you can do from the comfort of your own living room.   Firstly, thank you to James and the team for inviting me to be Stuff magazine’s new  monthly columnist...

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Featured Futurist: Stuff Magazine, Spotify the Difference

Featured Futurist: Stuff Magazine, Spotify the Difference

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of entertainment is going to be much weirder than you think, and in time the power to create blockbuster movies will be in your hands.   Firstly, thank you to James and the team for inviting me to be Stuff magazine’s new  monthly...

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Samsung’s new AI codec lets users stream 8K content over crappy networks

Samsung’s new AI codec lets users stream 8K content over crappy networks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the resolution of content increases we need to find new ways to push it across crappy networks, and that’s where new codecs come in.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s official, we’ve entered the era of...

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A Google intern built a shockingly good synthetic image generator

A Google intern built a shockingly good synthetic image generator

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are trying to create a new form of AI, or Creative Machines, that can generate their own content from scratch, and the systems are improving all the time.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For years, artists...

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OpenAI released the full version of their “dangerous” fake news spewing AI

OpenAI released the full version of their “dangerous” fake news spewing AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF OpenAI have created a text generator so powerful that people fear it will be the ultimate fake news machine, and now the full version’s been released.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In February OpenAI, the Artificial Intelligence...

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A new VR synthetic skin brings feelings to gaming and prosthetics

A new VR synthetic skin brings feelings to gaming and prosthetics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the digital and physical worlds collide and merge companies are trying to find new ways to extend the physical experience.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Imagine holding hands with a loved one on the other side...

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Microsoft DreamWalker turns your daily commute into a VR experience

Microsoft DreamWalker turns your daily commute into a VR experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Microsoft’s new twist on Virtual Reality could be a game changer that helps bring VR, not just AR, into the real world and changes the gaming experience forever.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The Matrix is real,...

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Former Go world champion retires after declaring “AI is invincible”

Former Go world champion retires after declaring “AI is invincible”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It is inevitable that AI and robotics will continue to automate more human jobs and tasks, and society has to have answers and solutions for what’s coming.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation...

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Nvidia demonstrates cloud based rendering to create high quality virtual experiences

Nvidia demonstrates cloud based rendering to create high quality virtual experiences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rendering high quality AR and VR experiences is compute intensive, but by using cloud based rendering now anyone can enjoy high quality content irrespective of their device.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Your smartphone might be a...

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Facebook’s DeepFovea tool reduces VR rendering resources by upto 99 percent

Facebook’s DeepFovea tool reduces VR rendering resources by upto 99 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rendering high quality virtual worlds is resource intensive,  DeepFovea eliminates up to 99 percent of those resources which will make AR and VR more accessible.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the biggest issues with Augmented...

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Researchers repurpose tractor beam tech to create interactive holograms

Researchers repurpose tractor beam tech to create interactive holograms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of entertainment is immersive and 3D, but getting there is proving hard, that said though there have been breakthroughs.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I’ve been showing off videos of the world’s first real...

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An AI built to generate “Fake News” is now helping detect it

An AI built to generate “Fake News” is now helping detect it

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future we won’t be able to believe everything we see or read, irrespective what the content is, so we need new ways to separate truth from fiction.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In February OpenAI,...

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Magnetic human skin breakthrough could lead to new types of wearables

Magnetic human skin breakthrough could lead to new types of wearables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is getting closer to the human body but we’re still culturally not ready to “merge” with it yet, so artificial skins could be an interesting middle ground until that happens.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently...

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Lights, camera, artificial action as AI takes on the special effects industry

Lights, camera, artificial action as AI takes on the special effects industry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Decades after CGI appeared rotoscoping is still one of the most laborious special effects tasks, but AI’s now tackling the problem.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used to create more and more...

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OpenAI’s MuseNet AI can generate 4 minute songs across a wide range of genres and styles

OpenAI’s MuseNet AI can generate 4 minute songs across a wide range of genres and styles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s are getting better at creating and generating synthetic music, and some of them are starting to get signed by major record labels.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The number of so called creative machines capable of...

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