First of all, this is a great article. It’s one of the better technical AR articles I’ve read, where you’re simplifying it for a general audience. Thanks for that.
My question is why this is all worth it? Obviously there are substantial technical challenges to creating good AR. But what are the use cases that would prompt an…
Jason, you’re spot on. I’d love to form an investment fund that has this exact mission. It’s a better pitch to investors. Instead of failing 90% of the time (a very thin line between 100% failure), your investments are succeeding 90% of the time. There are very few billion dollar companies out there and I think a lot of VCs will struggle over a…
It’s really silly too because the whole basis for startups is to do something nobody else has done. Think differently. Innovate. And then VCs break that rule by following the same formula as every other VC to fund companies. Engineers can be hired. Top business minds that can find new markets and envision exciting new opportunities are much more rare. It’s too bad. They should Back the Pioneer, Not the Copycat
I agree with you. Online courses are really good ways to learn. But high schools will never do it. They are measured based on how many people go to college. So I doubt they will encourage people down a path that deteriorates their numbers. They have as much skin in the current system as anyone.
You’re spot on Zak. But I think it’s a two pronged approach. People need to truly build the qualifications employers seek. A degree provides very little qualification. Think about what’s in a job description. But that’s not what is taught at universities and it’s not what job-seekers are often learning.
Absolutely Jon. As a founder, some of these startup myths are really troublesome and impeding my progress.
I disagree with your conclusion on AR > VR. Although I will say, the time-limited experiences argument is something I haven’t heard before and is a solid argument.
I wrote a bunch of reasons why… https://medium.com/our-future/virtual-reality-has-a-far-greater-future-than-augmented-reality-b8656613bffe
AI is outperforming humans today in many things (as you note). Has it taken aggregate jobs away? No. Just because a machine can do something well doesn’t mean the economy doesn’t rebalance to produce different things. I give all the reasons that AI is nothing to be worried about in:
Cool stuff Amandine. I’m curious now that you’ve done the basics, what you would recommend to an aspiring VR developer (in Unity)? If they were to get to a more advanced level, do you think it’s adequate to learn independently and using the method you described? Given the accelerated timeline you used, how long would more advanced learning require?
Hey Rich, cool article and congrats on building your app. I’m curious about your thoughts on Udacity’s nanodegree. Was the experience and education quality good? Worth it?
I just ask because I’m interested in hiring VR developers in the future and curious if they are churning out capable people.