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Wayne MacPhail | When most of us think of augmented reality, thanks to Google, we think of dorky glasses. But what about the other senses? What if they were augmented and all those augmentations worked in concert?
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Wayne MacPhail | A lot shifted in 2016 -- our perception of who we are, what we share, how smart we want our devices to be, and what truth and news really are. It was a little like waking up in a Black Mirror episode.
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Wayne MacPhail | At the Association of Science and Technology Centers conference, two products stuck out. One created virtual reality, the other augmented reality. Both were imagination prosthetics for adults.
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Wayne MacPhail | At first blush Pokemon GO looks like a simple, engaging and remarkably social pastime. But below the surface are deep levels of complexity, intention and future prospects.
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Wayne MacPhail | Last week we witnessed two liminal moments in the space between the online and real worlds. In two very different ways, the edges bled beyond the boundary of one to the other.
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Wayne MacPhail | Google announced a lot of fascinating stuff at its annual I/O developers' conference but two things really jumped out: it's serious about VR and it's leveraging its natural language and search data.
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David Suzuki | We're just beginning to recognize virtual reality's potential. But as with all new technology, there will be unintended repercussions, the greatest of which will be further estrangement from nature.
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Wayne MacPhail | The truth is a lot of what gets launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Virtual reality is everywhere this year, but will it make it out of Vegas?
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Wayne MacPhail | At its recent BUILD conference, software giant Microsoft showed off Windows 10 and a new browser. Has it finally found its groove, or is it a desperate wannabe consumer brand?
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Wayne MacPhail | How would you like your reality: virtual or augmented? You'll be choosing sides soon. There are projects in the works which promise to change the world as we experience it.
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Wayne MacPhail | Back in the early '90s I was entranced by the idea of virtual reality and cyberpunk. And now, virtual reality is the bomb all over again.
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Raffi Cavoukian | Tech guru Jaron Lanier once saw promise in kids' affinity for computers. His vision later changed.