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iPhones and Macs see upgrades as well.
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Robot Control through Virtual Reality: A Look at the Present, Potential and Future Applications Immersive media and entertainment aren't the only applications demonstrated by Virtual Reality (VR) tec...
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Virtual Reality technology has come a long way since its inception as simple, stereoscopic goggles in 1939. In the last few years, it has transformed into a variety of electrical devices and exploded onto the market as a surprisingly immersive media.
We had incredible technological and societal changes throughout 2015 and 2016. Circular and sharing economies, content and social media, new influencer networks, wearables, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and big data analytics all accelerated. And, up until this point, it's felt like a test run.
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2016 VR technology is the real deal.
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Dubbed "The Year of VR", there were high hopes and even greater hype that virtual reality would hit mainstream in 2016. And in many ways, it didn't disappoint. With Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, and...
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In a VR experience, you are put into a virtual world as someone who physically consumes space. Depending on the content, you can go from an observer to an influencer, where consumption of the virtual space and the content is totally up to you. You can choose what to observe, and follow each movement in multiple angles at your own speed -- you shape your own experience and consume the space and time differently than any other viewer.
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As people continue to adopt VR in the mainstream, many of our daily activities will be done in VR, as well. One of those activities, retail shopping, could easily make the transition. Brick and mortar retailers have already embraced online and mobile outlets. It won't be long before we hit the next logical step: the VR outlet.
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Thanks to Google Expeditions, the instructor can choose a location virtually anywhere.
It's natural for any industry to undergo changes, but few industries have experienced as many rapid changes as the pharmaceutical and health care ones. To remain relevant among these digitally wired consumers, big pharmaceutical companies have adjusted, making visible efforts to grab the audience's attention through web and mobile presence.
There is an overwhelming amount of evidence pointing at how dynamic mental imagery allows people to perform better. So then why aren't there enough studies focusing on using virtual reality as a performance booster for management executives who have to thrive under pressure? Well, there is now.
Today is World Refugee Day, a date to remember the plight of refugees everywhere. It's an occasion we've marked five times since the conflict in Syria began. We wanted to find a way to give Canadians a new perspective on the situation.
It is essential that arts organizations adapt to shifting demographics and a rapidly changing participatory culture. In effort to address this new need, virtual reality and augmented reality can show us new ways to explore the arts and help spark a new interest and motivation for arts-goers.
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Instead of preparing for an open house that only lasts for a day, companies can now make the place accessible 24/7, and potential buyers can view or experience the space at their own convenience -- especially for international and/or high-profile buyers.
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You see a pamphlet or a charity commercial about suffering kids in third world countries. Do you feel the kind of empathy that facilitates generosity, or do you feel the uncomfortable guilt that you try to avoid? At first, the shocking statistics and graphic photos worked -- the message was powerful and emotive. But after one too many pamphlets and commercials, the message is plain.
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From luxury smartwatches to virtual reality catwalks at Fashion Weeks, major fashion influencers and retail brands are adopting technology to increase their scope and profits. There is a potential revolution in the way fashion items are marketed and sold, and major players are already embracing virtual reality technology to take part.
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I have no doubt virtual reality is going to have a huge impact. We're just beginning to recognize its potential. But as with all new technology, there will be unintended repercussions, the greatest of which will be further estrangement from nature. Studies show that because people evolved out of nature, we need that connection with the natural world for mental and physical well-being.
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It's not hard for me to foresee a very near future when movie directors would have their total cast made up of lifelike digital actors and actresses who would not only act how they were scripted to, but also not get a penny for their work.
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Virtual reality has been around for decades in various iterations but this is the first time it feels real enough to make a grown woman grimace with a memory long lost but alive again. Cardboard is so easy to figure out that its uses extend far past the daily pastiche of just hopping to Ecuador for an afternoon or cruising down to Bonnaroo in a convertible.
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Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are hot buzzwords these days. Execs can now add the Oculus to their treasure trove of executive toys, right next to their now discarded Google Glass headset. Really luck people can get ahold of the Hololens and Meta headsets to get into those early stages of AR. But, what gives? What's the future really going to hold? Why does any of it matter?
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VR, or "virtual reality," is the new buzzword in technology and the travel industry may just be one of the first to bring this phenomenon into mainstream marketing. Who wouldn't want a "real life" experience in the Amazon before committing to a $10K-plus investment?
Virtual reality, smart homes and digital assistants -- what was once science fiction from our favourite episodes of The Jetsons, is now well on its way to becoming science fact. We're only two weeks into 2016, and I predict that it's going to be a big year for technological innovation.
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Zerolight powers Audi's room-scale VR showroom experience, unveiled at CES 2016 Virtual Reality was assuredly at the forefront of this year's Consumer Electronics Show; it featured heavily in the medi...
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Can strapping on a headset that puts you in a mountain meadow induce you to visit that actual meadow on your next vacation? The travel industry thinks so, and last week's Globe article "Can virtual reality bring real tourists to B.C.?" practically yodels "YES!" in reply. I beg to disagree.
What does "learning" look like? It's still fair to say that the lecture format is core to many educational programs, but technology is advancing and creating opportunities for technology-enhanced and online learning to be more experiential, more flexible, and more engaging.
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"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."
In the latest episode of our series on the latest and greatest technological advances across the globe, we learn all about how scientists can alter our perception. Virtual reality and associated technologies will change the way we communicate, the way we work, and the way we play.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that our connected computers will be more a "part of us" than ever before. Many are quick to dismiss wearable technology such as Google's Project Glass as a parlour trick and some are already calling those who use them "glassholes."
With a new generation of kids growing up with so much re-created virtually, what chance does cold, hard reality have? Pretty soon, any experience you want will actually come to you. What's coming is a blurring between what is digitally created, and what is real.
No longer will we have to settle for the environment that someone else has chosen for us. Instead, we can simply switch it up with a mere thought or swipe of a virtual keypad and have it become more suited to our tastes. As the technology becomes more prevalent, major questions begin to form for society about the impact this has.