Dave Blackburn, who was an early pioneer of virtual reality technology, has died.
Category: Virtual Reality
Back to the Future in the Metaverse with Giulio Prisco, Philip Rosedale, Stephen Larson, The Rev. Christopher Benek, David Orban, and h+ Chair Natasha Vita-More
So many people came that the Second Life server was overloaded and eventually (snow-)crashed! The first 12 minutes of the video are surreal and fun: watch first the event organizer, then the cameraman and the founder of Second Life himself, ejected from Second Life! Luckily the event continued via Google Hangout and we’ve got the video here.
I discuss the Wim Wenders film Until the End of the World, future studies,rise of the mobile society, retro VR, and more.
On Thursday, May 15, at 11am PDT (2pm EDT, 8pm EU) there will be a meeting in Second Life to discuss the VR renaissance outlined in Back to the future in the Metaverse.
Even in this day of global change and universal paradigm shifts, the technologies that will evolve us beyond our previous states will soon become a reality for everyone. As this may be, there will be one element that will not change. That element is hostility, the very element that has been with us throughout history. In the posthuman era, hostility will still continue to exist and divide us into factions. This time, it will be our choice in form that will cause intolerance and hostility. As one chooses to become part of posthumanity, they will choose to either upload their minds into computers to become one with machinery or evolve their current form using genetic manipulation. It is this choice that will make them part of the Schism.
Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his cool little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate.
This is a super panel discussion from last year featuring David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, and Mitch Wagner. The panel discusses the technological singularity with a live audience at LOSCON 39. The panel drop some pretty interesting ideas and...