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Eleven Crimes that Occur in Virtual Reality
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While still in the early stages of adoption, virtual reality already plays host to a range of criminal activities, from extortion and terrorism to money laundering and prostitution. The law has yet to fully catch up with crimes in virtual reality, but the types of harm that can be done in virtual…

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Quality of User Experience is Driving VR/AR Sales
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Recent sales figures and forecasts indicate that high-quality user experience is a principal factor driving VR/AR hardware sales, a fact that bodes well for the market. The Novelty is Wearing off… for the Better IDC predicts that the VR/AR market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 66.7% from 2019…

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VR, AR and Loading a C-5
1000 648 David Hoppe

One of the earliest, and most consistent users of virtual reality has been the military. In all kinds of military jobs, VR provides a way to enhance work to make it more accurate, more efficient, and less prone to costly mistakes. One example is the work of a “loadmaster”, the person responsible…

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VR and Mental Health
1000 648 David Hoppe

In drama, there’s this fascinating convention called The Fourth Wall. The Fourth Wall is the term used to describe the way in which the actors in a live theatrical performance pretend there’s an invisible wall between themselves and the audience. The audience can see through the pretend wall, and watch the players,…

VR and Franchise Law: Franchisee Emptor
1000 648 David Hoppe

One of the most interesting thing about the evolution of virtual reality is the constant, ongoing interaction between this rapidly-evolving technology and business. There isn’t any template for the development of the relationship, particularly not when it takes place at such high velocity. Often the result is conflict. A perfect example is…

A Deep Dive: Law, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
1000 648 David Hoppe

This is a sparring program, similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. It has the same basic rules, rules like gravity. What you must learn is that these rules are no different that the rules of a computer system. Some of them can be bent. Others can be broken. Understand? -From…

Virtual Reality, Virtual Certification
1000 648 David Hoppe

There’s a fascinating short video about pretty much the exact opposite of augmented reality, which nevertheless, has an important message about the widespread impact of something that initially seems local. One of the markets where Augmented Reality technology has, to quote Steve Jobs, put a big ding in the universe, is aerospace.…

Who Does Luke Skywalker Work For?
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Remember the first Star Wars movie? Remember how it ended? Luke Skywalker is in his fighter, screaming down a kind of alley on the surface of Darth Vader’s Death Star. The Death Star is powering up and preparing to obliterate the rebel base – in fact, the entire planet it sits on.…

Club Penguin for Adults
1000 648 David Hoppe

On December 15, 2016, Oculus officially launched Oculus Rooms, the VR pioneer’s first move into social VR. Essentially, the idea is that you and your friend/acquaintances/enemies can gather together in a virtual space, and interact. Here’s the company’s somewhat breathless description of the whole idea: The first wave of VR was all…