We all know lots of jobs will go away in the next decade or two. When I visited Tesla’s factory this year I noticed about 20% more robots than when I visited last year. Take that trend out a decade or two and we can predict many jobs will go away.
For my sons that might be dismal news. After all, they will be entering the job market in the 2030s. Will there be any jobs?
I’ve never been more optimistic that, yes, there will be. My visit this week to Radiant Images showed the new jobs that are being designed right now. This lab builds camera systems for Hollywood movies. I started up my 360-degree camera and interviewed cofounder Michael Mansouri inside one of his camera arrays that do both volumetric and light field captures. My cofounder, Irena, and I spent a day there with our company, Infinite Retina, working for a client (can’t name the client but lots of you drink their product). …
I just spent an hour talking with a computer vision engineer at Magic Leap about how computers will “see” and “process” our world. Blew my mind. The 2020s are going to see more change in technology than ANY TIME before. Same for our culture. Same for our learning. Same for our manufacturing. Same for our transportation. A perfect storm of change is coming.
Our understanding of what it means to be human is about to radically change. The 2020s might make the 1960s, with its cultural, drug, and technology changes, were a minor hill of change comparatively.
Have our political, cultural, entertainment leaders done a good job of preparing us for this? …
Republished from: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/spatial-computing-exercise-robert-scoble/
Since Irena Cronin and I are writing a book and doing research for our company, Infinite Retina, we have been interviewing dozens of people and talking to them about augmented and virtual reality and how they are using such in their lives. I realized I needed to look at the world differently by doing that work (the book will come next year). VR and AR add massive new capabilities, but not always in the places I was expecting. Part of that is due to the cost. A HoloLens is $3,500 so enterprises are only using them where they will see a very high return on investment. During surgery, for instance, or dangerous work on an oil refinery. …
You know Pokemon-Go, right? It has hundreds of millions of users. It’s the number one most-used example of mobile AR that’s out there. It was built by Niantic Labs, a company that was started by the team behind Google Earth.
So, to kick off the video series that our new Spatial Computing Agency, Infinite Retina, will do with business leaders in the space, we visited Niantic to talk with Ross Finman. …
Silicon Valley got its first VBVR on Friday night with the opening of Spaces, which is located inside the Cinemark Theater in Oakridge Mall, and its new game “Terminator: Salvation VR.” Read below for my family’s analysis of it vs The Void’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” but first let’s talk about Spaces, since this is the first weekend Silicon Valley has gotten to play anything like this.
Spaces is a VR game you play with three other players. …
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We are moving:
From analog to augmented.
From flat screens to VR and AR.
From desktops to eye glasses.
From music played on instruments to music made on computers.
From centralized economies to decentralized crypto currencies.
From repetitive, boring, jobs to artificial intelligence smart jobs.
From human help to robotic help.
From call centers to bots.
From physical screens to virtualized ones.
From family newsletters to instant videos on a map in Snap.
From rotary phones to WeChat, Whats App, Snap, Facebook Messenger, with more on their way.
From neighborhood parties to NextDoor.
From Yellow Pages to Yelp.
From big speakers to subwoofers/haptics you wear.
From emotional intimacy to Twitter and Facebook.
From drugs you took as a pill to drugs we get through the light delivered via our screens.
From rockets we use once, to ones that land on a barge.
From rumors to deep data.
From inefficiency to smart cities.
From tractors to IoT and automation.
From incandescent light to LED.
From privacy to satellites that make a 3D image of the entire world every few minutes.
From terabytes of data to zetabytes.
From mass market to mass personalization.
From interruptive advertising to products that stand for something.
From SEO-influenced sales leads to sensor-influenced customer acquisition.
From pixels to polygons to voxels. …
It’s time for change.
In a second I’ll explain why I am changing my participation in some things, like Gillmor Gang.
I’ve been making a number of changes under the surface of my life all year. Working to get to the place where I can start new businesses. As the year has gone along I have gotten more and more passionate about augmented reality (or the next generation version of that, which I, along with many others, including Microsoft, call “mixed reality.”)
Now I’m looking at my career going forward and everything I see is telling me to refocus my life on mixed reality. The fact that our book on the topic “The Fourth Transformation” is getting critical acclaim puts a punctuation mark on what I’m seeing from my perch at Upload VR. Please post a review on Amazon if you have the book, especially if you got a review copy from us. …
Apple Strategy 2017. Very important change to iPhone coming.
I’m inside Tim Cook’s head but I really wonder what’s going on inside Mark Zuckerberg’s head?
Why do I say that?
First, this is a reprint of what I posted to Facebook this morning at: https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/posts/10154613869624655
The next iPhone will be, I am told, a clear piece of glass (er, Gorilla Glass sandwich with other polycarbonates for being pretty shatter resistant if dropped) with a next-generation OLED screen (I have several sources confirming this). You pop it into a headset which has eye sensors on it, which enables the next iPhone to have a higher apparent frame rate and polygon count than a PC with a Nvidia 1080 card in it. Thanks to foveated rendering. For more on that, see the interview with FOVE that I did. …
Here is my view of what Apple is going to announce in September 2017. First, though, Pantomime http://pantomimecorp.com/pantomime-creatures/ just showed me its multi-party augmented reality system, which is the video above. Makes sense you’ll see more from this company in the future since it shows off how Apple could take phones, tablets, and more into the future.
Below is a script of what I think Apple will announce. If you don’t have time, basically Apple is going to blow away the rest of the industry with a new iPhone 8 that is VR enabled, but that closes the gap to the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. …