Is Smell-O-Vision the Future of AR?

This post is a continuation of the VR Book Club Series. Read Part 1 here.Last week we talked about the cautions we should take towards AR development. We discussed the negative ways humans might use this technology designed to “seem invisible” in our lives. While this still holds true, the next few chapters of Augmented…

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Should We be Augmented Human?

Reading Augmented Human by Helen Papagiannis, I want to be excited about our future technology overlords. I want to feel inspired and look forward to how my world will be positively augmented by technology. Unfortunately, I can only think of the downsides. I keep thinking back to the episodes of Black Mirror depicting humans’ negative…

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Virtual Reality Book Club

I love starting the year with a fresh list of books to read. I like reading fiction but as I’ve gotten older I find myself gravitating to non-fiction. I like reading about people, events, and books evaluating history to see how we ended up where we are today. Some of my favorites are Bruce Lee:…

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Cincy Startup Week Recap: The Tech Frontier Series on Augmented and Virtual Reality

I arrived at Union Hall an hour before showtime. The startups set up their booths against the walls, placing their VR headsets, banners, and TV monitors in position. I remember being in their shoes just a short year ago at Seattle Startup Week. There is anticipation in the air and promise of things to come.…

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AR and VR is a Spectrum, Not a Competition

The way we’re thinking about augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) is all wrong. First, there is Apple’s ARkit vs. Google’s ARCore. People claim AR will overtake VR, sending VR to the death pits. Then, there is the weird kid in the corner, Microsoft’s mixed reality (MR), that no one is quite sure to…

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