Where is the new Silicon Valley?

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Tel Aviv? Nairobi? How about Atlanta, Kochi or Dundee? These cities are featured in a series of mini-documentaries where local filmmakers take you behind the scenes of our Places of the Future. Hear first-hand from entrepreneurs, artists, corporate innovators, educators and others as we unpack the secrets to their success. And as you’ll see, some… Read more »

Windsor home to virtual model of Project Arrow concept vehicle

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A pair of projects that aim to transform how Canada competes globally in the automobility industry have collided in the birthplace of the country’s auto industry: Windsor. There is now a digital twin of the Project Arrow vehicle, a zero-emission Canadian made concept vehicle spearheaded by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA). The virtual model of the fully rendered Arrow… Read more »

Using Virtual Reality to Sell Homes

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Using VR to sell homes Source: CNN Date: August 25th, 2016 Link to video: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2016/08/19/virtual-reality-real-estate.cnnmoney/index.html Discussion 1) VR is not new, but it is clearly getting more mainstream.  What other applications would benefit from this VR sales approach? 2) Are there any additional privacy or security issues arising from the use of VR to make sales?

Microsoft HoloLens – Transform your world with holograms

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The latest technology from Microsoft claims to be one that will transform how you work and play. Source: Microsoft Date: January 22, 2015 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aThCr0PsyuA Discussion 1) As you watch this video, think of how you might use it to do something revolutionary. How does the IT help this happen? 2) You will notice that… Read more »

Defence – Virtual Training Prepares Soldiers

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                    Description: Article describing that military personnel deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq have begun using a new hi-tech virtual training package to practise tactics, techniques and procedures. Source: Defense News Date: 8/29/2008 Link: http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/defencenews/trainingandadventure/virtualtrainingpreparessoldiersforreallifeoperations.htm Discussion Questions: Are we more secure as a direct result of virtual reality… Read more »

Engage Digital – Forterra to Integrate Tech with Army Training

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      Description: The article explains that traditional gaming technologies can be developed for learning activities that are engaging and fun, they lack the realism of military-specific builds. Just as important, traditional AI for non-player characters can be somewhat lacking for simulation. Source: Joey Seilerm, Engage Digital Date: 12/2/2008 Link: http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2008/12/forterra-to-integrate-tech-with-army-training-.html Discussion Questions: What are the… Read more »