Tim Sweeney Warns VR Could Make Tech Companies ‘More Powerful Than Any Government’

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” During his address on stage, Sweeney urged the audience to consider that, “if we ever allow one company to own the meta-verse, then that company would have more power than any government that has ever existed.”

HTC Partners on $1.5 Billion VR Investment Fund with Shenzhen Municipal Government

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HTC and the Shenzhen Municipal Government announced plans to set up a joint China VR Research Institute, creating a 10 billion RMB (~$1.45 This groundwork lead to the recent announcement, that HTC has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government. Cher Wang, Chairwoman of HTC, said in the announcement “It is a great honor for us to enter into the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government.

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Improving The Reality Of Government: AR And VR Use Cases

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Since Mobile World Congress , where the reality on the show floor was often either virtual or augmented, I've been thinking quite a bit about the practical uses of AR and VR - particularly in government and a smart city context. Government.

Progress At The White House: A TBM In Every Pot

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age of the customer application modernization balanced scorecard business & IT alignment business technology (BT) chief information officer (CIO) digital transformation financial management government infrastructure & operations IT governance IT management software IT MOOSE IT spending forecasts key performance indicators (KPIs) technology thought leadershipI was fortunate to participate in a historic morning gathering last week at the White House!

Augmented Reality App Turns The $1 Dollar Bill into Tour of The White House

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The possibilities that come from mixing the virtual world with our own reality are endless and it’s beyond thrilling to see this budding industry get such massive support from entertainment properties and the federal government. News Augmented Reality Education Government White House

Applying Our Research To Black Hat 2017

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security & risk security architecture security operations & program governance breakout vendors S&R pros Security & Risk Vendor Landscape WaveI summarized RSA 2017 in the following way: It’s a bit like the supermarket, you’ll make far healthier choices if you stick to the outer aisles. Well, Las Vegas B-Sides, Black Hat, and DefCon are taking place this week and since these events differ in tone, audience, and participants, I’ve updated my advice: We’ve gone […].

You can now take a virtual reality tour of the White House

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Archive gear vr government oculus oculus rift President Obama virtual reality vrIf you’ve always wanted to tour the White House but never managed to make it out to Washington DC, then we’ve got some good news for you.

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CXDC 2017: Navigating the Uncertain Future of Federal Digital Engagement

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I’ll be joined by more than 200 government leaders who are leading the charge to improve CX at the federal level. customer experience customer experience index (CX Index) governmentNext week at Forrester’s annual CXDC Forum in Washington, D.C., Our packed agenda already includes 15+ sessions and features top CX leaders from the Census Bureau, Department of Veteran Affairs, TSA and more. We’ll […].

Visible Light Communication: The Location Intelligence Backbone For Real-World Experience Delivery

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US Legislators Form VR-centric “Reality Caucus” to Guide Immersive Technology Policy

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Together the House of Representatives and the Senate form the Legislative branch of the US government which deals with passing laws and regulations.

China’s Largest Messaging App ‘WeChat’ is Creating its Own AR Platform

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WeChat, known in China as the app that offers everything from messaging to a ubiquitous payment service, is getting its own augmented reality framework; at over 963 million active users, the popular Chinese app could put AR in the hands (and minds) in more than just the mobile tech savvy.

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HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR

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He provided me with a lot of cultural context, which includes support from the highest levels of Chinese Government to invest in companies working on emerging technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

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AR Glasses Company ODG Raises $58 Million Series A Round

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For eight years, we’ve taken a very systematic approach to designing and refining our smartglasses for specific applications from the US government, industry and enterprise customers in a wide variety of markets, and that will not change,” said Ralph Osterhout, CEO of ODG, in a prepared statement. “We ODG was originally founded in 1999 as a tech incubator, but is now focused on head-mounted displays for government and enterprise.

HTC’s New ‘VR Ad Service’ Can Tell If You’ve Looked at an Ad or Not

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In-game advertisement (IGA) is a pretty divisive issue; on one hand it provides needed incentive to developers who otherwise wouldn’t have the funds, on the other hand its … advertisement, something most people try to avoid on principle.

VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’

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While seeking to educate consumers, governments, and industry about VR’s potential, the association wants to get ahead of challenges with developing and deploying the technology responsibly.

VR & AR Rule the Floor Before CES 2017 Even Opens its Doors

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Last year, the tradeshow hosted nearly 180,000 attendees, including 200 government officials, with representation from 81 percent of the countries in the world. CES isn’t even open to the public yet and VR & AR are already the talk of the show.

HTC Announces $1.5 Billion VR Investment Fund and Research Institute in China

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HTC is making yet more moves in China today, announcing a partnership with the Shenzhen Municipal Government to kick off two new initiatives. The first of these is a new China VR Research Institute.

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What Brexit Means For The UK VR Industry

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Last year’s historic referendum might have come to a close in June, but it’s taken nine months for the British government to ready itself for triggering Article 50, the document that was yesterday handed to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, to begin the long process of revoking the country’s membership. For Simon Barratt from Raiders of Erda developer Cooperative Innovations, the potential of redirected funds for government schemes could also be a benefit.

Mind-Controlled VR Game Coming to Arcades 2018

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Developed by VR & AR neurotech company Neurable in partnership with eStudioFeature , Awakening is a VR game that has users step into the shoes of a young child being held prisoner and experimented on in a mysterious government laboratory.

5 Takeaways from VRTO that will Help to Guide VR Forward

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Under Ana Serrano’s leadership as the Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre (CFC), her Team is drive Canadian innovation with a blend of government, corporate and private funding, paired with four activities which reinforce each other. Another Canadian group driving the industry forward for VR innovators, with a significant amount of government backing, is the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT.)

Augmented Reality May Be The Future, But It Still Has Major Limitations

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In his career, he has developed over 2,000 different products and hundreds of separate product lines for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500s, as well as the government. Augmented reality may be the future of games, but there are some huge problems that stand in its way.

Oculus Acquires Eye-Tracking Company The Eye Tribe

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million government-supported project to bring eye control to the mass market together with LEGO, Serious Games, IT University of Copenhagen, and Technical University of Denmark.

Second Chances: How Virtual Reality Could Be used To Rehabilitate Convicted Criminals

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This could be a good move for both the rehabilitation side of governments and prison institutions, as well as the VR industry as a whole. The team is said to have spoken with government officials and private prison operators about the prospect of being used in actual rehabilitation programs.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind

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Awakening is a futuristic story reminiscent of Stranger Things : you are a child held prisoner in a government science laboratory. I’ve used my eyes to interact with a virtual world before, but startup Neurable just enhanced that experience by reading my thoughts too.

2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit Happening October 31 In Arlington, Virginia

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The 2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit allows US Military, government agencies, educational leaders, and solution-providers to come together in a town-hall forum to discuss the current and future direction of virtual training and simulation. This educational summit brings together the government, military, academic, and scientific community to discuss the latest developments in virtual training and simulation as an effective tool to advance warfighter readiness.

‘Raw Data’ Developer Survios Raises $50 Million, Now Top Funded VR Dev Studio

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Billion VR Investment Fund with Shenzhen Municipal Government. Survios , the VR development studio behind the Vive title Raw Data , has announced a whopping $50 million in funding to further expand its VR content offerings.

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Canadian Tech Market Will Perk Up In 2017 And 2018, But Still Lags Behind US Tech Market Growth Rates

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in 2018 for Canadian business and government spending on tech goods and services. Forrester has just published its annual Canadian tech market forecast for 2017-2018 (see “The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018”). We are forecasting growth of 3.9% in 2017 and 3.7% These rates constitute an upward revision from our January forecast, […

New York City Invests in AR/VR Incubator to Bolster City’s Jobs, Tech Talent

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Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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Through its Lab Renovation Program, VR First is promoting the adoption of these new standards by lab partners, governments and science parks.

HTC Vive GM on the New Vive Tracker & Privacy in VR

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But privacy is also about protecting sensitive consumer information from hostile hacks or a potentially overreaching government. Throughout 2017, there will be more dialog between government regulators and virtual reality companies to explore the potentials and risks.

‘President of Virtual Reality’ Plans to Create 300,000 VR Jobs

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Jacobs further claims the jobs he’d create would be permanent, unlike government programs that create temporary jobs in infrastructure for highway or bridge repairs.

6 Reasons Why China is Leading VR Growth Worldwide

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They have defined this effort as “VR+” and support it through the Industry Ecosystem Alliance (IEA) built with Chinese corresponding government entities and key industry leaders. During the Fall, I was invited by Tsinghua, “China’s MIT”, to design a new blend of curriculum for their students.

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‘Archangel’ is a High-Intensity Mech Shooter Coming First to PSVR, Here’s the Trailer

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Selected by the United States Free Forces to pilot a one-of-a-kind mech, you lead your squadron into battle against HUMNX, a private conglomerate that’s taken the reigns of power in absence of the now disbanded US government.

Global Tech Market Will Grow By 4% In 2018, Reaching $3 Trillion

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In constant currencies, we project that global purchases of technology software, hardware, and services by businesses and governments will grow by 3.4% Forrester’s has published its mid-year global tech market outlook for 2017 and 2018 (see “Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018”). in 2017, and by 4% in 2018. Software and tech […

‘The Lawnmower Man’ is Coming to VR as an Original Multi-Episode Series

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After the general public is given access to this technology, the world’s governments form an organization to control the crisis of overpopulation.

‘Invsible’ From ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Director Arrives On Samsung VR

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Thankfully, the supernatural premise seems interesting enough to stick around for: Invisible tells the story of an old New York family, the Ashlands, whose tentacles reach into the largest corporations and governments in the world.

Watch ‘Escape Code,’ A Neon-Soaked 360-Film About Our Cyberpunk Future

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I don’t want to give too much away, but essentially Jonas (our hero) is a computer hacker, and accesses a government database that acknowledges the existence of aliens. He’s a hacker and unwittingly accesses a government database.

Brazil’s Independent Games Festival Puts The Focus On The Business Of Gaming

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Rather, they envisioned it to be an interdisciplinary vehicle to cross the lines of education, government, and business development. Now in its fifth year, BIG has worked with the government to subsidize some of the costs of their international efforts. This is what we’re doing as an association, discussing with funds and the government, simple ways to promote—we already have a program that subsidizes all international costs of promotion,” said Russi.

European Tech Market Will Continue To Grow Slowly At Around 2% in Euros

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We project that growth in purchases of technology software, hardware, and services by European businesses and government measured in Euros will hold steady at 1.6% Forrester’s European tech market forecast for 2017 and 2018 has just been published (see “European Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018”). in 2017, and increase to 2.2% in 2018. […]. Europe tech market outlook

‘Decentraland’ – Using Ethereum Blockchain ICO to Sell Virtual Real Estate

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They’ll be using using other blockchain technologies like district0x for secondary markets for reselling land, Aragon for distributed governance, uPort for self-sovereign identity, Ethereum Name Service for human readable names.