Category: Virtual Reality

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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.

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Film, Future And Futurists — Episode 4 h+ Magazine Editor Peter Rothman

I discuss the Wim Wenders film Until the End of the World, future studies,rise of the mobile society, retro VR, and more.

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The Schism

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.

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Video Friday: TED Talks — Hod Lipson on Self Aware Machines

Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his cool little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate.


Enter the World of the Surrogates

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.

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The Technological Singularity @ LOSCON 39 with David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, Mitch Wagner

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...

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STELARC Performance – Outside of Your Skin

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...