Book Review: Dawn of the New Everything: A Journey through Virtual Reality

Jaron Lanier’s Dawn of the New Everything: A Journey through Virtual Reality is an odd book. Part autobiography and part anti-utopian polemic. Part appreciation of a science (virtual reality) and part critique of its industry. There are earnestly personal chapters on the author’s childhood and parents and …

Will Facebook’s foray into virtual reality stick?

Facebook Spaces is Facebook’s virtual reality app, in which users create avatars to their likeness and interact with others in a virtual space as if they were in the same room. It’s sort of like you being a Sim or a “live-action” version of that Bitmoji you spent far too much time designing. (Or was that just me?)

My Turn/Al Norman: Retail virtual reality on the French King

If we’re streaming towards virtual reality shopping, using glasses and holograms, then it’s time for us in Greenfield to think about what a VR future means. Any store built today needs to take into account what shopping trends will look like a decade from now. Walmart has 4,600 stores in the U.S. and …

GLX.com Partners with SlingshotVR to Bring Virtual Reality to Wall Street

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 16, 2018 / Today GLX announced that they have partnered with SlingshotVR (SVR) to co-develop virtual reality enabled solutions for financial communications and data access. “We feel that the SVR team’s vision and technical expertise will help GLX build a …

Ready Player One: Science Fiction’s Vision for The Future of Education

This is the setting of Ernest Cline’s science-fiction novel, Ready Player One, where human civilization is in decline, and life in virtual reality beats any day in the real world. This page-turning novel (which is being turned into a film by Steven Spielberg) follows a geeky protagonist named Wade Watts as he …

Virtual Reality In Education: Making “Ready Player One” A Reality With rumii

Guest post by Chief Marketing Officer, Amber Osborne. With the release of the movie “Ready Player One” in the theaters soon people are starting to ask “Can education actually happen in VR?”. Well, let me tell you another story, one of the non-fictional and very real kind. I was a college student once, not …

Nevada AGC chapter opening virtual reality training center

The Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America is helping to open a heavy equipment training center this spring that will educate workers using virtual reality equipment. The facility will be at the chapter’s headquarters.

Three decades on, virtual reality is still a blurred vision

The world’s top technology companies were showing off their virtual reality headsets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Facebook’s Oculus Go will go on sale in the next few months, costing $199. Lenovo’s Mirage Solo, which is based on Google’s Daydream platform, could cost …

3ds max virtual reality

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Montreal firms find practical and fanciful applications for augmented reality

He’s the CEO of Sensopia, a Montreal and Munich, Germany-based company that makes Magic Plan, an augmented reality application for making blueprints. Unlike virtual reality, which tries to place the user in a virtual world, augmented reality aims to bring virtual elements into the real world — think of …