A rundown on virtual reality, augmented reality, and regular reality (not an actual thing).
Here’s what it do this week:
- Hey cabbies, get yo shit right. Judge rules on taxi industry lawsuit: Compete with Uber or die
- Fingerprints got hacked, jacked
- If you thought your life was incomplete before, just wait till you see this HoloLens demo at Microsoft Build 2015
- Jeff Han debuted his first multi-touch interface at TED in February of 2006. TED released the video six months later. Ten months after that we got the first iPhone. Will we see a similar pace in the development and adoption of AR/VR devices?
- Hey kids at home: jam stuff in your eyes! Magic Leap’s AR contact lenses
- Daqri: the AR technology for industry
- Keiichi Matsuda’s vision for an AR City
- Lawrence Krauss explains how this a special time for cosmology
- impacto: haptic feedback for VR
- Justin Lin’s immersive short film for mobile devices, “Help”
- Disney got mad love (and money) for VR
- Neal Stephenson is Magic Leap’s Chief Futurist
- David Eagleman—or as we like to call him, Daniel Erikson—is creating new interfaces that could potentially train the brain to develop new senses. Dave breaks it down for you at TED
- Look back on the career of Dr. Sacks with Radiolab and feel things
- Looking for books? Gary Marcus’s Guitar Zero and Ray Kurzweil’s How to Create a Mind are books. Good books.