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Future of Money Podcast : Heather Schlegel is interviewed by Joyce Bettencourt

Future of Money Podcast : Heather Schlegel is interviewed by Joyce Bettencourt | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
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In this special Future of Money podcast I am interviewed by Joyce Bettencourt. Joyce backed the Future of Money Kickstarter with the Conversation with a Futurist pledge. I hope you enjoy this fly on the wall listen of our conversation from January 2014.

 

Listen at: http://futureofmoney.libsyn.com/heather-schlegel-is-interviewed-by-joyce-bettencourt

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Augmented Reality's Next Frontier Is Real-World Search | WIRED

Augmented Reality's Next Frontier Is Real-World Search | WIRED | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
What if you need to know the details of “that thing you’re looking at,” but don’t know its name? That's where augmented reality must come in.
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Video Game Empowers People Living With Dementia - AgingCare.com

Video Game Empowers People Living With Dementia - AgingCare.com | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's experts have teamed up to create a virtual world where people with dementia can find peace and confidence.
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Tech giant unveils its most ambitious undertaking in years

Tech giant unveils its most ambitious undertaking in years | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Microsoft and NASA have collaborated to make planetary study a virtual reality by creating a 3D simulated environment of Mars on Earth.
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Davos 2015: future of artificial intelligence

Davos 2015: future of artificial intelligence | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Instead of scaremongering, we need a real debate on how to adapt our societies for the age of intelligent machines, says Supriya Jain.
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Boy gets prosthetic hand made by 3-D printer - YouTube

Two years ago, Paul McCarthy began searching for an inexpensive yet functional prosthetic hand for his son Leon, who was born without fingers on one of his h...
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Intel IoT

We've partnered with Intel to create an Internet of Things hub which brings you the best, innovative Instructables that connect your things to the web...
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Oculus Rift DK2 Project Viewer Now Available

Oculus Rift DK2 Project Viewer Now Available | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
A few months ago, we released a Project Viewer that made it possible to use the first generation Oculus Rift development kit (DK1) anywhere in Second Life. Since then, Oculus Rift has released a second generation development kit, DK2. The new hardware offers an even more immersive experience when us...
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Big Idea of 2014: Our New Robot Economy — NOVA Next | PBS

Big Idea of 2014: Our New Robot Economy — NOVA Next | PBS | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
In the coming years, robots will initiate a cascade of changes that will reshape our economy—for better or worse.
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Physical and virtual are blurring together - O'Reilly Radar

Physical and virtual are blurring together - O'Reilly Radar | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
This essay updates a November 2013 article. We’ve expanded it in light of the success of our first Solid conference in May 2014, where we tested many of...
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"Real and virtual are crashing together. On one side is hardware that acts like software: IP-addressable, programmable with high-level procedural languages and APIs, able to be stitched into loosely coupled systems — the mashups of a new era. On the other is software that’s newly capable of dealing with the complex subtleties of the physical world — ingesting huge amounts of data, learning from it, and making decisions in real time."


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Immersive journalism puts you in the middle of the news

Immersive journalism puts you in the middle of the news | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
How would immersive journalism look like? Immersive as in 'immersing the reader/viewer/participant into a situation in such a way she learns something new'? Actually there exists a website immersiv...
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Mysterious virtual reality firm Magic Leap hires sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson ... - The Independent

Mysterious virtual reality firm Magic Leap hires sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson ... - The Independent | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Magic Leap, which is rumoured to have innovative virtual reality technology but has disclosed very little of its plans, has hired science fiction author Neal Stephenson to help it predict the future.
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Wearables to Become Invisible by 2017? | Augmented Reality Trends

Wearables to Become Invisible by 2017? | Augmented Reality Trends | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Wearable technology has progressed steadily in the last few years and as the growth continues, we can expect a future where the smart wearables will no longer

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Teaching Scientific Concepts Using a Virtual World - Minecraft

Teaching Scientific Concepts Using a Virtual World - Minecraft | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Minecraft is a multiplayer sandbox video game based in a virtual world modeled on the real world. Players are able to build and craft everyday items using blocks, the cubic geometry of Minecraft lends itself to the teaching of various academic
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Oculus Rift’s Virtual Reality Headset Could Kick-Start a Revolution Beyond Video Games | MIT Technology Review

Oculus Rift’s Virtual Reality Headset Could Kick-Start a Revolution Beyond Video Games | MIT Technology Review | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Thirty years after virtual-reality goggles and immersive virtual worlds made their debut, the technology finally seems poised for widespread use.
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The second "Crypto War" and the future of the internet - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

The second "Crypto War" and the future of the internet - Agenda - The World Economic Forum | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
The algorithms that protect people’s online privacy also thwart government surveillance. Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare, on the battlelines of the second Crypto War.
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Virtual Reality May Enable Us to Eat Anything Without Regret - PSFK

Virtual Reality May Enable Us to Eat Anything Without Regret - PSFK | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Project Nourished aims to reduce obesity and food related illnesses with substitute foods and virtual tricks of the mind
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What does the Internet of Everything mean for security? - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

What does the Internet of Everything mean for security? - Agenda - The World Economic Forum | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
In the age of cyber-crime, every business must think of itself as a security company, argues John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco.
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I tried on 56 wearables today. Here’s a photo of every single one of them

I tried on 56 wearables today. Here’s a photo of every single one of them | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
I just tried on every single wearable I could find at CES 2015, and yes, I'm freaking exhausted. The total count (so far) totals to 56 wearables across every category you can think of, from clip-on...
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The Best Google Cardboard Alternatives

The Best Google Cardboard Alternatives | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Samsung Gear VR is one of the hottest things around, and $200 bucks it isn’t necessarily cheap. It also doesn’t help you have to own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to use one – they aren’t cheap either. Luckily, there’s Google Cardboard if you want to experience a little VR, and now there are dozens of Google Cardboard alternatives as well. Here’s a quick list of some of the better options out there if you’re looking to check out mobile VR without a Note 4 or Gear VR.
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Big Idea of 2014: Wearable Health Sensors — NOVA Next | PBS

Big Idea of 2014: Wearable Health Sensors — NOVA Next | PBS | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
The future of computing won’t just include reading text messages on your wrist, but new ways of monitoring your health.
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Immersed: The Metaverse Panel - YouTube

Featuring Mary Spio (President & Founder of Next Galaxy Corp), Jesse Joudrey (CEO of Jespionage), Ben Miller (Lead Designer at Wemo Lab), and Chris Collins (President, Avacon). Everything you need to know about the Metaverse is right here!
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“Emailing” Hardware To Space

"Emailing" Hardware To Space - Backchannel - Medium
This week we 3D-printed a wrench on the International Space Station that we designed on Earth on demand.
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The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality | WIRED

The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality | WIRED | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Oculus has found a way to make a headset that does more than just hang a big screen in front of your face.
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