Thursday, August 02, 2018

VR - virtual reality

Jason Jerald wrote a book on VR -

Virtual reality, Augmented reality, ..  XR (anything-Reality)
Point is to hijack your senses and have the capacity to generate visceral experiences.

Use cases - medical imaging, iMedic - distributed interactive consultation - explaining to patients what's going on and options for treatment.

MAKEVR software

Neuroscience education is to help people (kids and adults) gain higher level of self awareness.

20th century illiteracy refers to reading and writing.  Modern illiteracy is

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
Alvin Toffler

And now,

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. 
Alan Kay (1971) at a 1971 meeting of PARC.
Similar remarks are attributed to Peter Drucker and Dandridge M. Cole.
Cf. Dennis Gabor, Inventing the Future (1963): "The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented."

Word of the Day: Proprioception:

Get early notification of upcoming events: .

"be a VR developer and fail 10,000 times quickly!"
"look back and understand your mistakes / failures"

Levels of competence:

  1. unconscious incompetence (don't even know what you don't know)
  2. conscious incompetence (know you're bad)
  3. conscious competence (know you're good)
  4. unconscious competence (don't even know why you're good at something)
Suggest the spectrum should have the endpoints:
Reality <-- --=""> Virtuality

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