Insights July 30th, 2018

In this talk from the Inspire Track at AWETom Emrich talks about the death of virtual reality and looks at the state of virtual reality, and augmented reality.
He says that our “reality” is proving to be incredibly fragile and it is being unravelled at a rapid pace by a number of cultural movements. Emrich links together the trends which are pulling at the corners of “real life”, hypothesizes what we will find behind the curtain, and suggests ways for us to prepare for this big shift enabled by virtual reality, augmented reality, and other exponential technologies.
What’s refreshing (and very cool) is that this keynote features a special projection mapping experience created by globally acclaimed face mapping artist Nobumichi Asai and Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yoshihiro Watanabe.

The Death of Reality – Tom Emrich, Partner (Super Ventures)

Tom can be booked to speak at your event via the Futurist Speakers Agency.
Also, read Nikolas Badminton’s thoughts on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in his seminal article ‘From Rectangles to Reality: A primer on Virtual Reality’ and in his VLOG that continues this thought…

From Rectangles to Reality (VLOG)


Nikolas is a world-leading Futurist that drives world leaders to take action in creating a better world for humanity. He promotes exponential thinking along with a critical, honest, and optimistic view that empowers you with knowledge to plan for today, tomorrow, and for the future.
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Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA (FRSA), a media personality, and has worked with over 400 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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