It really is amazing how influential some science fiction writers are in the development of real science. Is it that they truly have insight into the future ( from the future?), or is it that science only pursues the good ideas from Sci-Fy? Take gesture recognition for example.
I wonder, if my university had a virtual reality research Center, when I was doing my undergraduate degree, would it have changed my major? I am not sure, but VR is moving past a scientific toy or game interface, it is becoming reality.
Virtual reality research is being targeted at some many unconventional areas of study. VR technology is at it’s best when it is being used to open up a new previously unseen world without the risk or cost to the participant. VR is about more than 3D movies and realistic video games it is also about […]
For the longest time, the driving force behind advancements in virtual reality technology came from the gaming community. Soon however the military picked it up and researchers started to add more reality to the virtual information and augmented or mixed reality was born.
Today’s Cyber War and Future A.I. Wars. Today around the world the combined losses to cyber attacks in 2016 was $3488 per second. Yes you read that right. This is according to one of the leading experts in cyber-security. If you multiply this out it comes to $100 billion per year! This is real evidence […]
New HP Z VR Backpack – Wearable VR PC This is a bit of a surprise! When most virtual reality systems developers are working to design headsets or glasses to be smaller, lighter, faster and have amazing graphics, one major player has gone the other way. HP has just released a wearable backpack virtual reality […]
The Latest Military Augmented Reality Systems Research from BAE. Mixed reality or augmented reality technology has so many domestic and commercial applications beyond gaming and virtual sex. This especially true in the military. The technology we see available to consumers from companies like Oculus and Microsoft’s Hololens is also being incorporated into helmet designs for […]
IEEE VR 2018 – The place to be in March! Virtual reality, augmented reality or mixed reality as Microsoft likes to call it. They are all really cool science fictiony ( a term) technologies that are finally becoming viable and real. ( irony right VR is becoming real!). In 2018 IEEE is set it’s conference […]
We Are In The Age Of The Virtual World. Virtual reality, augmented reality or the Microsoft version they call mixed reality technology is advancing at a rapid rate. Soon consumers will be searching the web and brick & mortar stores like Best Buy for the best deals on VR headsets and google glasses.
Like most people, I first was introduced to the concept of virtual reality avatars with the movie of the same name. Now as VR technology becomes more advanced, Avatars are moving from science fiction to software programs. One area that is particularity interesting is the concept of your virtual reality avatar becoming a better version […]
Kickstarter AI Robot Toy In Time For Christmas. Sometimes I wish I was a kid again. Some of the best Christmas that I remember involved Hot-wheels cars and tracks. Later it was chemistry sets and electronics experimental kits. Today we have real fighting AI robots toys that feature virtual reality interfaces! Unbelievable!
The VR Energy Audit and The Potential For AI. Energy auditing for residential, commercial or industrial buildings and processes requires that someone with an understanding of energy and energy efficiency measures conduct regular audits of the building to ensure that over a 24 hour, 7 day a week period best practices are in place to […]
Virtual Reality Holograms – The stuff of Science Fiction. Holograms used to be the stuff of science fiction but like artificial intelligence it is become real science really quickly. Virtual reality glasses and headsets may be the new cell phones of tomorrow but they are here today. 3d objects in a VR world allows reality […]
Amazing Applications For VR Goggles. Virtual reality, once the dream of computer gamers everywhere is starting to prove it’s worth outside of the video game world. The medical community and industry is moving quickly to adapt the technology to solve some real world problems. Brain surgery is one of these critical endeavors that can be […]
Stanford Virtual Reality Symposium. Virtual reality technology has matured to the point where it is ready for some real world applications. Science fiction has led the science again in this case and VR headsets are now a hot new item that eventually may replace or for sure change smart phones into something else.
3D Virtual Reality Creations Can Make You Money! It does seem that virtual reality hardware in the form of headsets and fast processors has arrived before there is a lot of content to choose from. I know for myself, I am still investigating what there is out there that I can use as an excuse […]