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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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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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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Exploring the Metaverse with bob Cooney

The metaverse is the most important topic almost nobody is talking about. There’s a race on to create the metaverse: a computer world where we can be whatever and whomever we want. We can play, work, and learn. We can have a “Second Life“. Virtual reality technology was the precursor to building a viable metaverse…

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Bob discusses Magic Leap Payoffs & General Magic Movie

Magic Leap haters abound, but what they tried to create was hard. They were inventing technology and creating an entire stack that didn’t previously exist. For a startup company, it’s reminiscent of General Magic, who created the first handheld computer in the ’90s. Magic Leap laid off half their workers last week, reported to be…

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Bob Cooney on Building the Metaverse

Metaverse is a term that describes an always-on computer world that people can flow in and out of as avatars. A metaverse has an economy, with jobs, merchandise, education, entertainment, and any other aspect of what you might consider the “real world.” The term was coined in the 1992 novel Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.…

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