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Are we living in a computer-simulated universe?
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Are we living in a computer-simulated universe?

The branch of science known as information physics supports the idea that our universe is a computer simulation with someone (possibly an advanced alien species) fine-tuning the conditions and that space-time and matter are not fundamental phenomena

UAE's big tech bet: All you need to know about Dubai's ministry in the metaverse
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UAE's big tech bet: All you need to know about Dubai's ministry in the metaverse

The UAE has announced that its economy ministry is setting up shop inside the immersive virtual world. The UAE hopes the metaverse can add $4 billion to its annual GDP and 40,000 jobs to its workforce by 2030

EdTech: A force for good and defining role it has in inspiring a whole new generation
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EdTech: A force for good and defining role it has in inspiring a whole new generation

EdTech will play a defining role in inspiring a whole new generation to innovate and change India

How Kashmir-origin doctor separated Brazilian twins fused at the brain
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How Kashmir-origin doctor separated Brazilian twins fused at the brain

Three-year-old boys Bernardo and Arthur Lima were born with fused brains in Brazil. The operation was conducted by a team of 100 medical experts, engineers and support staff in separate countries wearing virtual reality headsets, led by Kashmiri-origin Dr Noor ul Owase Jeelani from London

Apple's AR glasses will be launched in 2024, along with a second-gen VR headset
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Apple's AR glasses will be launched in 2024, along with a second-gen VR headset

Apple has been betting big on augmented reality and virtual reality. They have been planning to release an AR/VR combined headset sometime in the future, but before that, they plan on releasing a pair of AR glasses.

India sets up Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics task force: What this means for future of metaverse in country
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India sets up Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics task force: What this means for future of metaverse in country

Experts claim "there is no reason why India cannot be a world contender in building the metaverse" if the announcement of the AVGC task force in Budget 2022 is followed by robust execution.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares metaverse plans, talks about users' immersive experience on MS Teams
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares metaverse plans, talks about users' immersive experience on MS Teams

MS Teams will allow users to create their own 3D digital avatars and collaborate in virtual spaces by plugging into the virtual reality headset such as Microsoft’s HoloLens and Facebook’s Oculus.

Facebook reveals 'horizon workrooms' that allow people to work together in virtual rooms
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Facebook reveals 'horizon workrooms' that allow people to work together in virtual rooms

This enables participants to join a meeting as an avatar in virtual reality or by video calling.

FirstAct: Watch 11:11, a physical theatre performance on virtual reality therapy that devises new corporeal expression
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FirstAct: Watch 11:11, a physical theatre performance on virtual reality therapy that devises new corporeal expression

Through '11:11', the creators aim at exploring how the VR ‘in-world' works in opposition to the actual world in which the subject is effectively rendered blind by their headset.

FirstAct: In '11:11', an experimental performance that explores virtual reality as a therapeutic aid
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FirstAct: In '11:11', an experimental performance that explores virtual reality as a therapeutic aid

Captured on camera in a single take, 11:11 is a response to the growing disaffection induced by the pandemic in a year that has pushed us online with a vengeance.

Microsoft Mesh, a new mixed reality platform, sets stage for a future with Star Wars-like Holograms
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Microsoft Mesh, a new mixed reality platform, sets stage for a future with Star Wars-like Holograms

Mesh is powered by Azure cloud computing systems that combine data center processing power with artificial intelligence.

Microgravity launches AR/VR gaming facility in Gurgaon; open for public 28 February onwards
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Microgravity launches AR/VR gaming facility in Gurgaon; open for public 28 February onwards

Microgravity plans to open six more VR-AR facilities in the country across Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Goa.

Apple’s rumored VR headset to feature 8K displays, could be priced around $3,000: Report
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Apple’s rumored VR headset to feature 8K displays, could be priced around $3,000: Report

The headset is expected to be designed to work as a standalone device, which means it can operate on a cell instead of requiring support from any charging portal on the wall or a Mac.

Artificial intelligence, emerging technologies to replace 69% of manager’s routine work by 2024: Survey
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Artificial intelligence, emerging technologies to replace 69% of manager’s routine work by 2024: Survey

Artificial intelligence and emerging technologies will undeniably change the role of the manager and will allow employees to extend their degree of responsibility and influence, without taking on management tasks.

Virtual Reality: How the tech is helping kids with autism to become familiar with the real world scenarios
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Virtual Reality: How the tech is helping kids with autism to become familiar with the real world scenarios

The VR scenarios introduce children to situations like visiting a shopping mall or getting on an aircraft.

'Moo-tivational step for dairy farmers': In Russia, VR goggles tested on cows to improve their mood and milk quality
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'Moo-tivational step for dairy farmers': In Russia, VR goggles tested on cows to improve their mood and milk quality

It is unclear if the cows’ milk production increased due to the experiment, but the Russian government claimed that the experiment resulted in decreased anxiety and improved the emotional mood of the herd.

China fighting deepfakes by making it illegal to post fake videos without disclosure
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China fighting deepfakes by making it illegal to post fake videos without disclosure

Any use of AI or VR needs to be clearly marked and failure to do so could be considered a criminal offence.

Unite India 2019 : AR/VR use in edtech and enterprise scenarios were dominant themes at this dev con
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Unite India 2019 : AR/VR use in edtech and enterprise scenarios were dominant themes at this dev con

Unity wants to capitalise on the non-gaming sector in India as that is where most of the users and most of the traction is.

Apple to release its first AR headset in 2022 followed by AR glasses in 2023: Report
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Apple to release its first AR headset in 2022 followed by AR glasses in 2023: Report

According to the report, Apple's AR headset is codenamed N301 and looks like a slim version of the Oculus Quest VR headset

Louvre Museum's ambitious retrospective offers a virtual reality experience of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
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Louvre Museum's ambitious retrospective offers a virtual reality experience of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa

Paris’s Louvre Museum is offering a virtual reality experience of its most famous painting, the Mona Lisa, as part of its decade-in-the-making retrospective of Leonardo da Vinci.