August 24th, 2020 This is a part of The Stoa's "Sensemaker in Residence" series. "We're seeing a surge in networked tribalization. It's radically changed our...
Kent Bye VoicesOfVRGlobal Guerillas military analyst @johnrobb talks at The Stoa on Networked Tribalism.
His thesis is that social networks within a polarized cultural context create ideological "phase alignment" & filter bubbles amplified by AI censorship + cultural norms
Kent Bye VoicesOfVR@OXIOXIForever Yeah, I'm a big fan of @AgnesCallard's "adversarial division of epistemic labor" formulation of the Socratic method where it's impossible to believe all truths & avoid all falsehoods as it's two mutually exclusive algorithms requiring a dialectic process
Today, we’re announcing some important updates to how people log into Oculus devices, while still keeping their VR profile. Starting in October 2020: Everyone using an Oculus device for the first time will need to log in with a Facebook account; if...
Learn how companies across industries use HoloLens 2 to gain efficiencies to achieve more. Discover how HoloLens 2 and the Mixed Reality portfolio can help y...
Kent Bye VoicesOfVR17/ Impressive @hololens 2 stats in new ad:
30% assembly time improvement
50% store footprint reduction
80% design validation time reduction
85% training time reduction
90% greater accuracy on service repairs
97% reduction in time to information
How does our universe work? Scientist Stephen Wolfram opens up his ongoing Wolfram Physics Project to a global effort. His team will livestream work in progress, post working materials, release software tools and hold educational programs.
Kent Bye VoicesOfVR@StressLevelZero Tyler from @ValveNewsNetwor says #Boneworks is a "secret Half-Life game" in the sense that it ended up being a huge inspiration to Valve for pushing the limits of physics interactions & embodied VR gameplay & influencing the development of Half-Life: Alyx.
Oculus Quest is now available for pre-order and will launch on May 21st. After testing the headset for several weeks, our Oculus Quest review is here. Because it doesn’t rely on a PC, but still has full tracking capabilities, Oculus hopes that Quest...
Facebook is on the path to platform lock-in with Oculus Quest.
In case you are unfamiliar with the concept, “customer lock-in” is an economics idea that “makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable to use another vendor...
Elizabeth Holmes arrived in Silicon Valley with a revolutionary medical invention. She called it “the Edison”: a small, hyper-sophisticated black box that performed 200 tests in minutes, all from a single drop of blood. Needles, laboratories, and...
Kent Bye VoicesOfVR.@alexgibneyfilm deftly unpacks countless layers of Theranos' fraud. It's an exposé of ethical transgressions, but contextualizes the deeper culture & behavioral economics of Silicon Valley's religion of disruption.
Watch to calibrate your moral intuition
Kent Bye VoicesOfVRGreat video from @wisecrack exploring the philosophical & storytelling implications of being able to embody a character in VR.
Can the qualia gap between knowledge & experience be closed with VR?
I think so, especially as we move into the #ExperientialAge.