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Inside a $1 Billion Real Estate Company Operating Entirely in VR

Inside a $1 Billion Real Estate Company Operating Entirely in VR Born during the aftermath of the financial meltdown a decade ago, a publicly-traded real estate brokerage called eXp Realty is establishing itself as one of the brightest rising companies in its industry—and one of the most creative users of digital technology today. By several…
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VR Fireside Chat: Inside a Virtual World Full of Surprises

VR Fireside Chat: Inside a Virtual World Full of Surprises Two weeks ago, I gave my first virtual reality presentation—a virtual fireside chat with my friend Philip Rosedale, the CEO of High Fidelity and creator of Second Life. At the time, in conjunction with the event, my blog revisited a conversation I had with Philip…
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Delivering VR in Perfect Focus With Nanostructure Meta-lenses

Delivering VR in Perfect Focus With Nanostructure Meta-lenses If wearing a virtual reality or augmented reality headset is ever to become commonplace, hardware manufacturers will need to figure out how to make the devices small and lightweight while ensuring their images are sharp and clear. Unfortunately, this task faces a key limitation in optics: Conventional…
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How Big Is the Gap Between ‘Ready Player One’ and Current VR Tech?

How Big Is the Gap Between ‘Ready Player One’ and Current VR Tech? Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Ready Player One depicts a future where VR technology can transport people into a completely realistic alternate universe. But how close is real-life tech to that vision? Much of the coverage of the movie has delved into the potential…
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The World Needs More Scientists: How We Can Train Millions in Virtual Labs

The World Needs More Scientists: How We Can Train Millions in Virtual Labs California wild fires, melting arctic ice caps, and record setting temperatures suggest our climate is dramatically changing with potentially catastrophic outcomes for our species. Add to that an increase in the threat of infectious disease, disruptions to our planet’s food production, and…
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The 7 Hub Stories That Got the Most Social Media Love This Year

The 7 Hub Stories That Got the Most Social Media Love This Year I bet you think 2017 was a hot mess, a relentless series of tragedies and catastrophes that exposed humanity for what little it’s worth. Let us re-instill in you a sense of optimism with this cache of our most popular stories on…
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Reality 2.0: A Way to Upgrade Your Perception of Reality

Reality 2.0: A Way to Upgrade Your Perception of Reality Imagine enhancing your perception of the environment around you, other people nearby, and even yourself. Imagine reliving past experiences as if they are happening right now. Imagine a crumbling border between physical and virtual reality. Such a future is closer than you might think. The…
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The Power to Give Anyone, Anywhere the Skills They Need Is Within Reach

The Power to Give Anyone, Anywhere the Skills They Need Is Within Reach On a recent Friday afternoon, I was summoned to the top floor of a technology accelerator in San Francisco’s Soma neighborhood to meet Tom Impallomeni, a serial entrepreneur who promised to teach me to DJ. His latest project, a VR education company…
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This Self-Driving AI Is Learning to Drive Almost Entirely in a Virtual World

This Self-Driving AI Is Learning to Drive Almost Entirely in a Virtual World I don’t have to open the doors of AImotive’s white 2015 Prius to see that it’s not your average car. This particular Prius has been christened El Capitan, the name written below the rear doors, and two small cameras are mounted on…
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