Why Robots That Look Too Human Make Some People Uneasy An increasing number of robots are being created and designed to work side by side with humans, in a human environment. That means robots have to be structured like a … Continue reading What does it mean to be human?
High Fidelity Takes Us Dancing In A Virtual Reality Club I’m looking forward to Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film based on Ernest Cline’s virtual reality sci-fi novel Ready Player One. In one scene in that 2011 tome, a group of hackers … Continue reading Dancing in VR
This pastor is putting his faith in a virtual reality church The first time D. J. Soto strapped on an Oculus Rift and stepped into virtual reality, he felt like the ancient prophets must have felt—arriving in the promised land … Continue reading Inclusive church
Ideology Is the Original Augmented Reality Released in July 2016, Pokémon Go is a location-based, augmented-reality game for mobile devices, typically played on mobile phones; players use the device’s GPS and camera to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures (“Pokémon”) … Continue reading Fill the gap
‘High Fidelity’ Makes First Strides into its Blockchain-based Digital Economy High Fidelity, the social VR app founded by Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, recently launched Avatar Island – the first of many future in-world stores stocked with digital assets for … Continue reading The coins of Avatar Island
Virtual sheep for virtual wood? Hands-on with Catan VR I admit to a fair amount of skepticism when it comes to most virtual reality applications; I remember hearing how VR was the Next Big Thing back when I was in … Continue reading Virtual boardgaming
Rise of the ‘digisexual’ as virtual reality bypasses need for human intimacy The lexicon of sexual orientations has already given us ‘demisexuality’, ‘pansexuality’ and ‘bicurious.’VBut according to experts, we will soon see the rise of ‘digisexuals’ – people whose sexual … Continue reading Digisexuality