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Archive for the ‘Augmented Reality’ Category

Editor's Blog

March 5, 2014

Ever since I was a kid I have been interested in an episode of Batman The Animated series, in which a fight scene takes place between a robotic version of Bruce Wayne, AKA Batman, called a "duplicant", basically a robot that duplicates a human.

December 15, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of videoing Stelarc's performance at West Space in Melbourne Australia - the performance was a fusion of virtual reality and meat space - it was a feast for the senses. I have embedded the video of the performance below. Stelarc has been extending his body through performances since the late […]

July 17, 2013

Perhaps the IA path will allow us to have our cake and eat it too.

June 6, 2013

Glass is the very definition of an augmented human, at least until the time hi-tech replaceable eye-balls, or non-obtrusive human augmentation technology becomes common-place.

February 12, 2013

Rapper Tupac Shakur, who died at age 25 in a 1996 shooting, recently made headlines when he appeared on stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the Coachella 2012 festival. The Tupac "hologram" performed Hail Mary and 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted with Snoop Dogg before dissipating into thin air, leaving the audience in awe, and somewhat unsettled, by the technology used to make the rapper reappear and perform.

December 24, 2012

The human psyche is highly fragile in the times of stress, and it's only appropriate to assume that the simulated voices will follow us more and more, just like the GPS in your car telling you to turn around the corner. We must apply tight user experience guidelines to some of these simulations.

October 15, 2012

It will not take long until most people will be connected most of the time to a set of devices that can read their thought processes and emotions and record what they do and say to whom at the same time.

September 17, 2012

As the Singularity approaches, the very nature of work and many of the tools we use on a daily basis will change radically. Chances are that most of you reading this article are sitting at something called a desk right now. But what are desks and why do we have them? What is the future of the desk? What about mobile and augmented reality technologies? Can't they make the very idea of a desk obsolete?

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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