Facebook embraces holographics to create its first VR glasses prototype

Facebook embraces holographics to create its first VR glasses prototype

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In order for technology to be adopted by the masses it has to be useful and invisible, Virtual Reality is still struggling with both, but it’s getting better.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Virtual Reality (VR) has been...

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Cameras that see round corners just got a major megapixel upgrade

Cameras that see round corners just got a major megapixel upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You might think that seeing around corners is impossible, but if you can capture photons and apply a bit of techno-magic it becomes possible.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Your eyes are so sensitive that they can...

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Brain reading gadgets get closer after researchers pack a BMI interface into a pair of glasses

Brain reading gadgets get closer after researchers pack a BMI interface into a pair of glasses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets better, cheaper, and smaller, researchers are now getting to the point where they can create brain reading gadgets.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As technology continues to get smaller and more powerful recently I...

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Japanese researchers reveal a new gadget that lets people taste virtual food

Japanese researchers reveal a new gadget that lets people taste virtual food

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As people start thinking about living more in the virtual world companies want them to be able to experience the same things they do in the real world.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we start getting...

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A record breaking 12 million people watched Travis Scott’s virtual Fortnite concert

A record breaking 12 million people watched Travis Scott’s virtual Fortnite concert

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If this concert is anything to go by the future of concerts is virtual.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. With over half the world’s population under some form of lock down thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19,...

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Film making and game making collide, behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Mandalorian”

Film making and game making collide, behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Mandalorian”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of AAA game making and movie making is merging thanks to the development of increasingly powerful game engines and new film making techniques.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Jon Favreau and MPC Film’s Lion King...

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Intel shows off it’s latest immersive 360 video sports technology

Intel shows off it’s latest immersive 360 video sports technology

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Immersive experiences will be much more common in the future than they are today, and these are the new production technologies that will help create them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. You might have heard about volumetric...

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Panasonic unveil their cool new ultra lightweight Morpheus inspired VR glasses

Panasonic unveil their cool new ultra lightweight Morpheus inspired VR glasses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF VR headsets are dorky and bulky, so Panasonic has cut away at them and re-imagined them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Analysts are always telling us that this is the year of Virtual Reality (VR), whatever that...

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Bosch unveil augmented reality glasses that shoot lasers into your eyeballs

Bosch unveil augmented reality glasses that shoot lasers into your eyeballs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day we won’t have screens, one day images could be beamed directly into your eyes from a distance, and this is the first step.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I wrote about a...

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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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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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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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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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Nvidia demos cloud based rendering to create high quality streamed AR experiences

Nvidia demos cloud based rendering to create high quality streamed AR 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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IBM trials virtual classroom to help students master Chinese faster

IBM trials virtual classroom to help students master Chinese faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF They say that people learn faster when they are able to live the experiences they’re being taught, and that could make VR a game changer in education.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Often the best way to...

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Futurist Keynote, London: Future of Superyacht Design, Superyacht News

Futurist Keynote, London: Future of Superyacht Design, Superyacht News

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies are disrupting every sector, and the superyacht industry is no exception, but today’s disruptions give the incumbents a new opportunity to demonstrate thought leadership and change the industry’s narrative.   Firstly, it was a pleasure and an honour to be invited, for the...

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Futurist Keynote, France: The Future of Sport, Decathlon

Futurist Keynote, France: The Future of Sport, Decathlon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sport is amazingly powerful, it transcends national politics, and its benefits on our mental and physical well being are well documented, so let’s take a look at what the future holds.   It was with great delight that I was asked to be the keynote...

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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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