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  • design patience

    I’ve often commented on industry’s lack of “tactical patience” – in our case, meaning that they are usually not willing to invest in longer term research, instead wanting technology that is close…

  • when real isn’t real and virtual isn’t virtual

    This is a great article, and echoes much of what I’ve been saying for some time now. Virtual doesn’t obviate previous forms of representation, nor does it replace physical reality. While it…

  • the unbearable lightness of hacking

    The saying goes that the military is always fighting the last war – meaning that their forces and planning for the next conflict invariably are influenced by previous actions. The problem is,…

  • Matsuda piece

    An excellent dystopian view of the future. If the commercial sector has its way, this actually is a future documentary. <iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/166807261?color=c9ff23&portrait=0&badge=0″ width=”800″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/166807261″>HYPER-REALITY</a> from <a…

  • neuroscience and ux

    This will be all the rage (well, one of the rages) in the next decade or three. Right now we’re still in the early hype phase, as neuroscience still is a long…

  • no screens?

    I don’t necessarily agree with all of the points, but the new immersive mediums (NIMs) will profoundly what we think of as a “screen”, and AI will certainly replace some visual/tactile interfaces.

  • facial dance

    One criticism of virtual (and video conferencing for that matter) is that the subtle non-verbal cues are lost in translation (or not captured at all). These are critical for human communication, and…

  • holding off

    This article gives 6 reasons to hold off on jumping onto the VR bandwagon. While they all have some merit, frankly it is all about the content, or lack thereof. There are…

  • uncanny? your valley called…

    While the robots are getting more “real”, they still are pretty much in the uncanny valley for me. And who are they using for their body measurements – average people or cartoon…

  • iot – sex

    The internet of things is going to make for some very odd times. This is just the beginning…

  • ai for good

    MIT has a new AI system that will detect 85% of cyber attacks. Actually, that is pretty good performance, and fairly useful as often you don’t know you’re under attack until it…

  • ewww skin

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