Virtual reality

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Virtual reality is no match for the real thing | Brief letters
Brief letters: Living in the real world | Rot at the top | Playing away | BBC brouhaha

Letters

18, Jan, 2022 @4:55 PM

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‘Virtual reality is genuine reality’ so embrace it, says philosopher
In his book Reality+ David Chalmers says the material world may lose its allure as VR technology advances

Ian Sample Science editor

17, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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VR worlds are no better or worse than anywhere else online
Analysis: given endemic online toxicity, it is hard to see how VR worlds can be made pleasant and safe

Keza MacDonald Video games editor

10, Jan, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Invisible headphones to chameleon cars: standout tech from CES 2022
Mobile phone, TV, carmakers and other major players tout what’s new at the annual Las Vegas tech showcase

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

07, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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TechScape: looking back at our tech predictions of years past
In this week’s newsletter: let’s scroll back and see how right – or wrong – we were about the future of tech

Alex Hern

28, Dec, 2021 @11:45 AM

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It’s Christmas in the Metaverse: welcome to your Zuckerbergian nightmare
Holiday family gatherings in Meta’s virtual world would probably include robot avatars and a digitized appearance by Mariah Carey

Matthew Cantor

24, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘15 minutes to save the world’: a terrifying VR journey into the nuclear bunker
Nuclear Biscuit, a simulated experience, allows US officials to wargame a missile attack and see the devastating consequences of their choices

Julian Borger in Washington

14, Dec, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Ten tech predictions for 2022: what’s next for Twitter, Uber and NFTs
The year ahead for the social media giants, podcasts and games – and will there be yet another hyped return for virtual reality?

James Ball

12, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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A whole new world: Disney is latest firm to announce metaverse plans
Entertainment company plans to ‘connect the physical and digital worlds … allowing for storytelling without boundaries’

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

11, Nov, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Facebook has ruined our reality, now it’s coming for the metaverse too | Imogen West-Knights
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest Meta morphosis fills me with a deep sense of dread. And some companies are too toxic to rebrand

Imogen West-Knights

29, Oct, 2021 @1:58 PM

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Enter the metaverse: the digital future Mark Zuckerberg is steering us toward
The company, now rebranded Meta, already has a foothold in the digital world. How far will it go to see it succeed?

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

28, Oct, 2021 @7:14 PM

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‘You are the dog in space’: inside Asif Kapadia’s new VR short, Laika
With his new animation, the Oscar-winning documentary maker – and former VR cynic – is exploring how the technology might revolutionise the way we experience cinema

Paul MacInnes

15, Oct, 2021 @11:20 AM

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