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Oct 15, 2021

Virtual reality: A front-row seat to the impact of (un)sustainable behavior

Posted by in categories: sustainability, virtual reality

Witness first-hand how your mountain of waste plastic expands over the years and what impact your food has on the rainforests. Virtual reality gives you a front-row seat to the impact of unsustainable behavior. Communication scientists Marijn Meijers and Hande Sungur have developed highly effective virtual worlds that give people an up-close and personal experience of how sustainable and unsustainable conduct make a substantial difference…


You walk around a supermarket and whenever you take a product from the shelves, a pop-up appears with information about the environmental impact of your choice, for example, clearcutting of tropical rainforest to cultivate the palm oil in your chocolate spread. You travel through time to see how much plastic waste your everyday products create in the future, and travel back to see how your mountain of waste shrinks when you make more sustainable decisions.

VR is shown to have a positive effect on sustainability.

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Oct 13, 2021

Ray Kurzweil — Immortality by 2045

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, government, life extension, nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity, virtual reality

Ray Kurzweil — Singularitarian Immortalist, Director of Engineering at Google, famous inventor, author of How to Create a Mind http://GF2045.com/speakers/.

A world-class prolific inventor and leading futurist author, “the restless genius” (Wall Street Journal) points to 2045 for the technological singularity when A.I. will surpass human intelligence in his New York Times best seller The Singularity is Near, Amazon’s #1 book in science and philosophy.

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Oct 7, 2021

The Metaverse is Taking Over the Physical World

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, bitcoin, internet, virtual reality

Imagine a place where you could always stay young, name a city after yourself, or even become the president — sounds like a dream? Well, if not in the real world, such dreams can definitely be fulfilled in the virtual world of a metaverse. The metaverse is believed by some to be the future of the internet, where apart from surfing, people would also be able to enter inside the digital world of the internet, in the form of their avatars.

The advent of AR, blockchain, and VR devices in the last few years has sparked the development of the metaverse. Moreover, the unprecedented growth of highly advanced technologies in the gaming industry, which offer immersive gameplay experiences, not only provides us a glimpse of how the metaverse would look like but also indicates that we are closer than ever to experience a virtual world of our own.

Oct 4, 2021

VeeR VR — Virtual Reality

Posted by in category: virtual reality

Global VR video community for virtual reality video lovers.

Oct 3, 2021

Building a template for the future 6G network

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, cybercrime/malcode, encryption, internet, virtual reality

Traditional networks are unable to keep up with the demands of modern computing, such as cutting-edge computation and bandwidth-demanding services like video analytics and cybersecurity. In recent years, there has been a major shift in the focus of network research towards software-defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), two concepts that could overcome the limitations of traditional networking. SDN is an approach to network architecture that allows the network to be controlled using software applications, whereas NFV seeks to move functions like firewalls and encryption to virtual servers. SDN and NFV can help enterprises perform more efficiently and reduce costs. Needless to say, a combination of the two would be far more powerful than either one alone.

In a recent study published in IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, researchers from Korea now propose such a combined SDN/NFV network architecture that seeks to introduce additional computational functions to existing network functions. “We expect our SDN/NFV-based infrastructure to be considered for the future 6G network. Once 6G is commercialized, the resource management technique of the network and computing core can be applied to AR/VR or holographic services,” says Prof. Jeongho Kwak of Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Korea, who was an integral part of the study.

The new network architecture aims to create a holistic framework that can fine-tune processing resources that use different (heterogeneous) processors for different tasks and optimize networking. The unified framework will support dynamic service chaining, which allows a single network connection to be used for many connected services like firewalls and intrusion protection; and code offloading, which involves shifting intensive computational tasks to a resource-rich remote server.

Sep 20, 2021

Nine Ways We Use AR and VR on the ISS

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, virtual reality

Even the most highly trained and experienced person sometimes needs a hand.

Sep 18, 2021

This AI Makes Digital Copies of Humans! 👤

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, virtual reality

❤️ Check out the Gradient Dissent podcast by Weights & Biases: http://wandb.me/gd.

📝 The paper “The Relightables: Volumetric Performance Capture of Humans with Realistic Relighting” is available here:
https://augmentedperception.github.io/therelightables/

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Sep 16, 2021

RocketVirtual Blog

Posted by in category: virtual reality

I finally completed my extensive WebXR blog and multi-user VR chat server examples at these two link address… You are welcome to share the knowledge with others interested in creating a complete VR experience inside the browser using JavaScript libraries and HTML5. Check it out, enjoy, and follow me on twitter for recent updates. https://funbit64.com/ #technology #javascript #webxr #virtualreality #oculusquest2 #metaverse #webdeveloper #blog #sourcecode #learncoding #share #html #aframe #vrtraining #vrtechnology #vrexperience #vrdevelopment #vrheadset #vrgame #immersive #immersivetechnology #immersiveexperiences


A virtual reality blog for VR software developers, and VR content creators. Current and relevant working examples, original content and blogger commentary. Making use of VR technologies: WebXR, A-Frame, WebVR (depricated), JavaScript and HTML5.

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Sep 15, 2021

Jaron Lanier — Is Consciousness an Ultimate Fact?

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience, virtual reality

Is there something special about consciousness? Can our inner subjective experience—the sight of purple, smell of cheese, sound of Bach—ever be explained in purely physical terms? Even in principle? Most scientists see consciousness as a science problem to solve. Some philosophers claim that consciousness can never be explained in terms of current science.

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Sep 15, 2021

US Navy, Boeing conduct first-ever refueling between unmanned tanker, F-35C

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI, virtual reality

“Once operational, the MQ-25 will refuel every receiver-capable platform including E-2,” Reed said in a separate news release on the August flight test between T1 and the Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Zero (VX) 20. “This flight keeps us on a fast track to getting the Stingray out to the fleet where its refueling capability will greatly increase the range and operational flexibility of the carrier air wing and strike group.”

The first aerial refueling test was conducted on June 4, when an F/A-18E-F Super Hornet refueled in air with the unmanned tanker for the first time in naval aviation history. In this first in-air encounter with the drone, a Super Hornet approached to take measurements, made several “dry connects” to practice connecting and detaching from the tanker, and made two actual refuelings, with 300 pounds and then 25 pounds of fuel being passed from the Stingray to the Super Hornet at different altitudes and flying conditions.

Last month, the Navy and Boeing conducted in a virtual environment the first manned-unmanned teaming event between the Stingray and a Super Hornet, where the manned jet bypassed the ground control station and communicated directly with the tanker drone to give directions on where and when to rendezvous for a refueling.

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