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Jan 3, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg: I’m building an AI for my home that’s “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man”

Posted by in categories: habitats, media & arts, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Mark Zuckerberg wants to live a bit more like Tony Stark. In a post on Facebook this afternoon, Zuckerberg wrote that he intends to build an AI that can run his home and present him with virtual reality visualizations of his work. “You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man,” Zuckerberg writes.

Zuckerberg’s vision starts basic but gets a lot more ambitious. “I’m going to start by exploring what technology is already out there,” he writes. That should be able to handle his initial goals, like controlling “music, lights, temperature, and so on.” He also wants this system to recognize when friends are at the front door and let them in, alert him if his newborn daughter needs attention, and to do all of this only when it recognizes the person speaking. For the most part, that’s all doable even for the non-billionaire home builder. Zuckerberg has already found one product that he likes: “For just music, the Amazon Echo is pretty great. It’s been very useful for controlling music with my voice while both hands are occupied taking care of Max.”

The more challenging aspects of the project include making it work without direct input by him or Priscilla Chan, his wife. “I’m very interested in using voice and face recognition to set lights and temperature as well depending on who is in what rooms, etc,” he writes. “For example, I like rooms colder than Cilla, and but it’s possible to just see who is in what room and adjust the temperatures automatically.”

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Jan 1, 2016

Teslasuit: This Full Body Suit Lets You Feel Virtual Reality

Posted by in category: virtual reality

Now you can “feel what you play,” with this full body virtual reality suit that simulates everything from temperature to hugs.

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Dec 24, 2015

Writing a New Language of Storytelling with Virtual Reality | Andreessen Horowitz

Posted by in categories: hardware, innovation, media & arts, software, virtual reality

Dec 20, 2015

Virtual Reality Tech Lets You ‘Teleport’ Back in Time

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, virtual reality

The feeling you got when you first saw your newborn’s face. That glorious moment when the entire family was laughing over dinner. The epiphany you had when you reached the peak of your favorite mountain. If only you could travel back and experience those instances again.

A group of engineers is hoping to do just that with a virtual reality (VR) system that lets you take 3D videos with your phone and an accompanying virtual reality headset that lets you experience those memories again, whenever you want.

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Dec 20, 2015

Luna Is The World’s Most Compact Consumer VR Camera

Posted by in categories: electronics, virtual reality

Consumer-level VR cameras are steadily on the rise, due to the growth of VR experiences and the wide array of things that virtual reality has to offer. To read more…

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Dec 20, 2015

This virtual reality bike could kill the boredom of exercise

Posted by in categories: health, virtual reality

Society isn’t ready to take a medium seriously until it can provide certain things. The first, and most obvious, achievement is it must work with porn. Virtual reality passed that benchmark a long time ago, and it seems to have no problem revisiting it over and over again. So what’s the next trial that virtual reality must face on its quest to becoming a true consumer medium?

Someone has to try and make me exercise with it.

That someone are the makers of the Virzoom, an exercise bike and app suite for the Oculus Rift headset. The VirZOOM is available for preorder today, with the first 300 units are $200 (it’s regular price $250).

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Dec 17, 2015

You Too Can Explore Mars (In VR) Just Like Mark Watney

Posted by in categories: habitats, space, virtual reality

Conduct missions inside a habitat and rovers on the red planet’s surface in Mars 2030.

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Dec 16, 2015

Samsung Reveals Details On Their Live Streaming Virtual Reality Camera

Posted by in categories: electronics, virtual reality

Over the past one year, you must have realized big brands have been creating virtual reality headsets, 360-degree content or building a VR camera.

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Dec 15, 2015

Artificial Intelligence Doctors And Virtual Reality Vacations Are On The Horizon

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, employment, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Robot doctors, virtual reality vacations and smart toothbrushes. These are just a few of the things the world can expect to see in the not-so-distant future, says Stanford and Duke researcher and lecturer Vivek Wadhwa.

Speaking to a crowd of more than 300 people in Palm Beach in December at billionaire Jeff Greene’s “Closing the Gap” conference, which addressed the growing divide between the wealthy and poor and how the rise of machines might kill white-collar jobs, Wadhwa sketched a sci-fi vision for the future that he says will soon be a reality thanks to rapid technological innovation.

“The future is going to be happening much, much faster than anyone ever imagined,” said Wadhwa, explaining that tech growth has been exponential — meaning as technology advances it does so with increasing speed.

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Dec 12, 2015

How virtual reality is going to change our lives

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, military, virtual reality

2016 will be the year of VR. Here’s how it will change everything from medicine to the military.

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