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To ride the virtual reality wave, start paddling now

To ride the virtual reality wave, start paddling now | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality (VR) is coming to the masses. But how quickly?   An industry segment that truly started no more than a year ago with the launch of headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is already a multi-billion dollar enterprise, with every major tech player — Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, etc. — …
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Feature: Virtual reality taps into Israeli elderly market - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Feature: Virtual reality taps into Israeli elderly market - Xinhua | English.news.cn | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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The headsets might be a hindrance to adoption by the elderly community. These are the sorts of things being addressed by virtual environments like Second Life.   

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The rising power of virtual influencers

The rising power of virtual influencers | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Computer-generated virtual models are supplanting real flesh and blood fashionistas
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Connecting to the Day of the Dead Through the Virtual World

Text-to-speech animated avatars are nothing new but China's implementation of this tech raises ethical questions.
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Virtual avatars learned cartwheels from videos of people

Virtual avatars learned cartwheels from videos of people | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A new computer system that lets animated characters learn acrobatic skills from videos could be a cheaper alternative to traditional motion capture.
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To ride the virtual reality wave, start paddling now

To ride the virtual reality wave, start paddling now | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality (VR) is coming to the masses. But how quickly?   An industry segment that truly started no more than a year ago with the launch of headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is already a multi-billion dollar enterprise, with every major tech player — Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, etc. — …
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VRChat CCO: 'We Weren't Ready' For Everything To Be 'On Fire All The Time'

VRChat CCO: 'We Weren't Ready' For Everything To Be 'On Fire All The Time' | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
I talked with Ron Millar, the CCO of VRChat, about the app's perception in the media and how they've dealt with all of the memes and trolls.
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Virtual Avatars Take Over Instagram Posing As Regular Influencers

Virtual Avatars Take Over Instagram Posing As Regular Influencers | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
You might be following virtual bots and not eve
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Fitness system creates virtual avatars in 10 minutes

Fitness system creates virtual avatars in 10 minutes | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Avatars—virtual persons—are a core element of ICSpace, a virtual fitness and movement environment at Bielefeld University's Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC). The system makes it possibl
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New Business Opportunity In VR Fashion [Infographic]

New Business Opportunity In VR Fashion [Infographic] | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Earlier this week a new virtual reality platform was announced that will be making waves in the virtual fashion market.
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Immerse Yourself in New Worlds With Augmented and Virtual Reality - IEEE - The Institute

Immerse Yourself in New Worlds With Augmented and Virtual Reality - IEEE - The Institute | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
IEEE Transmitter features ways the technologies can be used to explore outer space and to treat medical conditions
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Virtual Reality Can Help Convict Nazi War Criminals - Lovesick Cyborg

Virtual Reality Can Help Convict Nazi War Criminals - Lovesick Cyborg | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The short documentary film "Nazi VR" tells of how a virtual reality version of the concentration camp Auschwitz helped convict a Nazi war criminal.
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Virtual Reality: The Next Generation Of Education, Learning and Training

Virtual Reality: The Next Generation Of Education, Learning and Training | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
VR opens learners of all types to new possibilities.
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The very real health dangers of virtual reality

The very real health dangers of virtual reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Before you or your children wear out your shiny new VR gadgets, be sure you're fully aware of the potential health risks of this exciting technology.
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How To Build Real Relationships In The Virtual World

How To Build Real Relationships In The Virtual World | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Building meaningful professional relationships is more difficult to do in the virtual world, but it's not impossible. Follow these three steps to forge strong, enduring relationships online.

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What happened to our VR future?

What happened to our VR future? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The latest innovation from Oculus — the Oculus Quest — was supposed to take the digital world by storm, but a relatively muted response from the tech community has many scratching their heads and wondering if VR is really all that it’s made out to be. This is a drastic change from just a few …
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Meet UA’s AVATAR: It’s good at deception detection | Arizona Sonora News Service

Meet UA’s AVATAR: It’s good at deception detection | Arizona Sonora News Service | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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Virtual Reality is Transforming into a Niche Sub-Industry

Virtual Reality is Transforming into a Niche Sub-Industry | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Last month, we asked whether virtual reality (VR) is doomed to become a niche sub-industry, despite Facebook and other companies pouring billions of dollars into the technology. Now, VR really is looking increasingly niche.
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A Possible Cure for Virtual Reality Motion Sickness

A Possible Cure for Virtual Reality Motion Sickness | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
MONKEYmedia, an independent R&D lab, could finally make for smooth sailing for gamemakers, hardware providers, and consumers alike.
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Just How Real Is Virtual Reality?

Just How Real Is Virtual Reality? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with virtual reality researcher Jeremy Bailenson about his new book Experience on Demand. And she also tries some VR herself.
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This Pastor Is Putting His Faith in a Virtual Reality Church

This Pastor Is Putting His Faith in a Virtual Reality Church | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
D.J. Soto believes Christianity can be renewed through worship in virtual reality. His VR mega-church is even attracting atheists.
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Pop Culture Predicts The Future of Tech

Pop Culture Predicts The Future of Tech | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Science fiction not only predicts the immersive future of media, it inspires it.
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Virtual Reality Is Allowing Us To See Some of the World’s Most Inaccessible Archaeological Sites

Virtual Reality Is Allowing Us To See Some of the World’s Most Inaccessible Archaeological Sites | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

A Native American tribe in California got a chance to reconnect with its past through virtual reality models of sacred sites
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Explore CERN in the world of Minecraft | CERN

Explore CERN in the world of Minecraft | CERN | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Now you can discover CERN and the ATLAS detector in incredible detail on the gaming platform Minecraft, through ATLAScraft, launched today. The virtual world recreates the Laboratory using Minecraft’s signature 3D blocks, in an interactive museum and map that includes striking images accompanied by detailed explanations and mini-games to explore the world of particle physics.
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3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Save Businesses Billions

3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Save Businesses Billions | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Three forms of telepresence showing the greatest potential return on investment are: virtual experts, virtual rooms and robotic presence.
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