Tag Archives: Augmented Reality

No Need To Wait – Dystopia Is Almost Upon Us

Source: TruePublica Microsoft’s CEO has warned the technology industry against creating a dystopian future, the likes of which have been predicted by authors including George Orwell and Aldous Huxley. Satya Nadella kicked off the the company’s 2017 Build conference with … Continue reading

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Are We Living Haunted Lives?

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times ‘Fear has many eyes And can see things underground’ ~Cervantes, Don Quixote The world as we know it has gone from being flat to round; from being the center of the universe to the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: VR Short Double Feature

“Uncanny Valley” (2015, dir. Federico Heller) uses a documentary format and virtual reality scenarios to depict a frightening world in which damaged individuals rely on VR as a means to escape their depressing social reality while being used by the … Continue reading

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Pokémon and the Age of Augmented Hyper-Surreality

By Luther Blissett Imagine walking to a park in a fairly average medium-sized city on a warm Summer day. There you see groups, pairs and individuals of different ages and races slowly milling about, some with dogs, some with baby … Continue reading

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