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A collection of information and resources revolving around online virtual worlds, multiplayer game spaces, augmented reality, the singularity and the metaverse-at-large.
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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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Virtual Reality 2017: Top 100 Influencers, Brands and Publications

Virtual Reality 2017: Top 100 Influencers, Brands and Publications | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
An exhaustive list of the top 100 influencers, brands and publications driving the most engagement on virtual reality in 2017
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Virtual Reality and Journalism Ethics: Where Are the Lines?

Virtual Reality and Journalism Ethics: Where Are the Lines? | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
VR can transport viewers directly into news stories. But questions linger about how the stories are produced, and how audiences remember them.
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We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Several physicists have suggested that our Universe is not real and is instead a giant simulation. Should we care?
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How Robotic Vaginas Will Change the Future of Women’s Health | Broadly

Medical researchers behind the "robotic vagina" explain how the invention will help doctors better serve patients in the future.
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Björk’s pioneering VR exhibition arrives in London

Björk’s pioneering VR exhibition arrives in London | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
The Icelandic performer opened the London leg of her experimental VR exhibition, Björk Digital, as an alien-like digital avatar
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Makerspace Organizers Meeting

Continuing to build the President’s Nation of Makers initiative, this event will gather those who run, support, and/or are involved with makerspaces aroun
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It may not be long before your doc prescribes you a dose of virtual reality instead of painkillers

It may not be long before your doc prescribes you a dose of virtual reality instead of painkillers | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
In one study, virtual reality did about as well as narcotics in reducing pain.
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3 uses of Virtual Reality in workplace education

3 uses of Virtual Reality in workplace education | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
I'm always surprised when someone makes a sweeping declaration such as "No one's using virtual reality in the workplace". I heard this very statement recently at an e-learning conference. Yep, an e-learning conference. Sure, VR is an emerging technology, but as 20 real-world examples of Virtual Reality can attest, early adopters are indeed putting it…
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An A.I. Says There Are Six Main Kinds of Stories

An A.I. Says There Are Six Main Kinds of Stories | metaverse musings | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 18, 2016 12:31 AM

 

Adrienne LaFrance:  "A machine mapped the most frequently used emotional trajectories in fiction, and compared them with the ones readers like best."

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, November 27, 2016 1:02 PM
A group of researchers, from the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide collected computer-generated story arcs for nearly 2,000 works of fiction, classifying each into one of six core types of narratives (based on what happens to the protagonist).
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Ingress - Android Apps on Google Play

Install Ingress and transform your world. Our future is at stake. Choose a side.
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Virtual Worlds Timeline: Origins & Evolution of Social Virtual Worlds

Virtual Worlds Timeline: Origins & Evolution of Social Virtual Worlds | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
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Virtual Basics: Understanding Virtual Worlds

Virtual Worlds to try are:
Second Life: https://secondlife.com
AltSpaceVR: http://altvr.com/
VRChat: http://www.vrchat.net/
High Fidelity https://highfidelity.com/
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How Soylent and Oculus Could Fix The Prison System (A Thought Experiment)

How Soylent and Oculus Could Fix The Prison System (A Thought Experiment) | metaverse musings | Scoop.it

Note: This post created a good deal of controversy on some corners of the Internet and Twitter, with rebuttals both reasonable and knee-jerk,

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Understanding the science of pain, with the help of virtual reality

Inside the search for new drugs and techniques to replace habit-forming opioids, science correspondent Miles O’Brien discovers future pain treatments ma
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A Virtual Out-of-Body Experience Reduces Fear of Death

A Virtual Out-of-Body Experience Reduces Fear of Death | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Immersive virtual reality can be used to visually substitute a person’s real body by a life-sized virtual body (VB) that is seen from first person perspective. Using real-time motion capture the VB can be programmed to move synchronously with the real body (visuomotor synchrony), and also virtual objects seen to strike the VB can be felt through corresponding vibrotactile stimulation on the actual body (visuotactile synchrony). This setup typically gives rise to a strong perceptual illusion of ownership over the VB. When the viewpoint is lifted up and out of the VB so that it is seen below this may result in an out-of-body experience (OBE). In a two-factor between-groups experiment with 16 female participants per group we tested how fear of death might be influenced by two different methods for producing an OBE. In an initial embodiment phase where both groups experienced the same multisensory stimuli there was a strong feeling of body ownership. Then the viewpoint was lifted up and behind the VB. In the experimental group once the viewpoint was out of the VB there was no further connection with it (no visuomotor or visuotactile synchrony). In a control condition, although the viewpoint was in the identical place as in the experimental group, visuomotor and visuotactile synchrony continued. While both groups reported high scores on a question about their OBE illusion, the experimental group had a greater feeling of disownership towards the VB below compared to the control group, in line with previous findings. Fear of death in the experimental group was found to be lower than in the control group. This is in line with previous reports that naturally occurring OBEs are often associated with enhanced belief in life after death.
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Improbable teams with Google, opens SpatialOS alpha for virtual world development

Improbable teams with Google, opens SpatialOS alpha for virtual world development | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Improbable, the London startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz that has been developing a platform for third parties to build virtual and simulated worlds, is..
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A Virtual World, In Business - BBC Radio 4

A Virtual World, In Business - BBC Radio 4 | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
A new technology is emerging which could change the world as significantly as mobile phones or the Internet. That technology is Virtual Reality. Up to now it's mainly been used for fun - but things are changing. Adam Shaw investigates how VR could change our lives and revolutionise the world of business. Enabling us to be in two places at once and, for example, replacing the need for many painkillers and helping cure psychological problems.

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Pilgrimage: A 21st-Century Journey to Mecca and Medina

Pilgrimage: A 21st-Century Journey to Mecca and Medina | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
The Times has produced a virtual reality film from Islam’s holy cities, directed by the photographer Luca Locatelli.
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One Startup’s Quest to Save Refugees With Virtual Reality

One Startup’s Quest to Save Refugees With Virtual Reality | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
The startup is deploying virtual reality as an empathy machine, capturing the world's most vulnerable in 360-degree misery.
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Second Life creators look to revamp reality once again, this time in VR

Second Life creators look to revamp reality once again, this time in VR | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
The team is now embarking on its most ambitious project yet, a wide-reaching virtual reality network called Project Sansar that is, in many ways, aiming to..
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If the future of video games is VR, it needs to stop making us feel sick

If the future of video games is VR, it needs to stop making us feel sick | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
E3 2016 saw a range of virtual reality demos, from Resident Evil to Star Trek. But with problems from motion sickness to uncertainty over formats, is the industry floundering?
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11 best AR apps and games for Android - Augmented Reality

11 best AR apps and games for Android - Augmented Reality | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality can be a fun platform for games and productivity if used right. In this roundup, let's look at the best AR apps and games for Android.
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A futuristic vision of the age of holograms

A futuristic vision of the age of holograms | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Explore a speculative digital world without screens in this fanciful demo, a mix of near reality and far-future possibility. Wearing the HoloLens headset, Alex Kipman demos his vision for bringing 3D holograms into the real world, enhancing our perceptions so that we can touch and feel digital content. Featuring Q&A with TED's Helen Walters.
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Virtual reality really is heading to a university near you

Virtual reality really is heading to a university near you | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Alice Bonasio on why it is finally time for virtual learning, and how Second Life never really went away
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Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small Local Businesses. Here's How It Works

Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small Local Businesses. Here's How It Works | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
For $1.19 an hour, you can have more customers than you've ever seen in your life
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