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The future of VR

If you haven’t come across Jaron Lanier yet, I suggest you do!

His career goes right back to the early days of BIM related VR/AR and I like his thinking and approach precisely because he challenges the status quo, and set patterns of rigid parochialism and hierarchies. 381 more words

Will VR be used only for good?

Enter the Holodeck

Jaron Lanier’s book “Dawn of the New Everything” and Jeremy Bailenson’s “Experience on Demand” discuss the history and present cutting edge of virtual reality technology, framing it as a potentially useful if not transformative tool for enlarging human empathy, perfecting skills, overcoming trauma and engaging with others. 68 more words

Virtual Reality

Agency, Automation & Reciprocity, Part II: Who's Stealing Whose Jobs?

Product managers and software developers once wrote requirements documents that read like more like technical specs than like anything connected to human needs.  Agile development changed that, demonstrating that a more user-centric approach led to better software.  813 more words

The Cyborg Mob

It’s always a challenge to be aware of the air that you breathe, or the water in which you swim. 

This is even more true when that air and water is comfortable—congruent with your natural biases and affirming of our natural egotism.  1,045 more words

Book Review of "You Are Not A Gadget" by Jaron Lanier

You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“If we chose to pry culture away from capitalism while the rest of life is still capitalistic, culture will become a slum. 250 more words

Quintessential Leader

The best possibile world

VR pioneer Jaron Lanier on dystopia, empathy, and the future of the internet

Jaron Lanier is one of virtual reality’s most recognizable figures. He’s credited with popularizing the term itself, and he co-founded VPL, a short-lived but groundbreaking company that built some of the first commercial VR headsets. 75 more words

Virtual Reality