Can working from home in VR save the planet?

Working from home is the new normal. The coronavirus pandemic has caused more harm than any other event in my lifetime. Hundreds of thousands lost their lives, and hundreds of millions negatively impacted by the global lockdown trying to prevent its spread. Like almost any dark cloud, there’s a silver lining. COIVID-19 has created the…

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Jae Maloney KLM Enterprise VR

Enterprise VR adoption is skyrocketing as more and more use cases are being discovered. COVID-19 is accelerating the adoption at exponential rates. Even airlines that have a vested interest in travel are considering how VR can reduce the impact of air travel on the planet. From scrum meetings in Glue, to training mechanics on maintenance…

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Doug Griffin on Loomies and Zoom fatigue

Working from home is here to stay. Jeffries Company CEO Rich Handler said “work and office are no longer inextricably linked.” But only a few weeks into the work from home paradigm shift things like Zoom fatigue are setting in. If this is going to be sustainable we need better tools for meetings, conferences and…

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Virtual Avatars with loom.ai

Zoom fatigue is already setting in and we are only a few weeks into the work from home era. For remote work to be sustainable we need better tools for meetings, conferences and collaboration. Loom.AI is creating avatars that allow people to be more relaxed and comfortable in remote meetings. Join me as I speak…

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Apply buys Next VR

Why did Apple buy NextVR? Apple’s been rumored to release AR glasses for years now. Rumors about about dates starting back in 2019 and now extending out to 2023. They keep increasing the quality of their AR tech in iPhones and iPads. but they’ve shied away from talking about virtual reality. With a $100 million…

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Tim Tam Slam

Tim Tam Slam is one of the most unique Australian food experiences. Experiencing foreign cultures through food is one of the joys of being a global nomad. Sometimes we just want to have a little fun on the Being Virtual Show. All work and no play makes Bob a dull boy. So make a cup…

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Virtual Reality Rentals

    VR rental pivots are creating new revenue streams for arcade operators renting equipment for parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the 1980s Blockbuster Video and other video rental companies offered hardware rental before the costs of VCR’s plummeted. They also offered gaming console rentals during the 1990s. While VR is still expensive, could rentals…

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Virtual Reality Investors and Tipping Point

    Virtual Reality Investor, Tipatat, co-founder of the Venture Reality Fund, called 2019 the tipping point for VR gaming. More than 100 games earned more than $1 million. The release of Half-Life Alyx has added almost 1 million new headsets to the Steam platform, showing the largest spike in VR usage ever. Sony also…

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