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How Apple could dominate retail with QR, AR, LIDARs, and Glasses.
How much has technology changed in a few short years?
A conversation I just had with Pixar cofounder Alvy Ray Smith, thanks to ActiveWords CEO Buzz Bruggeman, just highlighted that for me.
He is the one who came up with much of the technology that made the movie Toy Story possible.
He told me: "My world is abuzz about this: https://youtu.be/qC5KtatMcUw " (A video about Unreal Engine 5's capabilities. If you haven't watched it, you really should, it's absolutely stunning).
He continues: "Context: 40 years ago, Loren Carpenter set our goal (then at Lucasfilm) at 80 million polygons PER FRAME (not second) as reasonable if we were to satisfy movie audiences. Our software couldn't break at those numbers."
"Well, here we are 8 orders of magnitude better by Moore's Law with a chip that can do our numbers IN REALTIME! (They display 20 million triangles in realtime but there is surely a depth complexity of four triangles on average, so that's how we get to our number.)"
And finishes: "I look at this in awe. I KNOW that Moore's Law promises such but I still can't believe it when it happens. Just shows AGAIN how ill prepared we are for understanding orders of magnitude (as, for example, in covid deaths)."
What a world we live in.
Unreal Engine 5 empowers artists to achieve unprecedented levels of detail and interactivity, and brings these capabilities within practical reach of teams o...
How will Apple do vs. Oakley with Apple Glasses?
My long analysis of the latest rumors and stuff in augmented reality war.
I am blessed with sh*tty vision. Those are photos of my eye glasses, above.
I am blessed with sh*tty vision. Those are photos of my eye glasses, above.
The world’s largest VR and AR Expo!
Now greatly improved. I went through 5,000 companies to find these 1,700 companies and organizations working in VR and AR. I removed all non-active companies.
Better than going to a huge conference hall. Got any I am missing?
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"I think COVID accelerates everything [about Spatial Computing]," says Sebastian Thrun on our book launch and virtual roundtable.
He pioneered autonomous vehicles at Google, and now does a ton of stuff, and was joined by four other pioneers.
Here you hear the visions of some of the rock stars of the Spatial Computing industry: Sebastian Thrun, who was one of the first to build autonomous vehicles and ran Google's early efforts therein. He now runs Udacity and now Kitty Hawk, which builds new kinds of flying vehicles. Denny Unger creates some of the world's best video games, notably Pistol Whip on VR. Matt Miesnieks ran 6D.ai which recently was sold to Niantic. Its big product? AR Clouds that are the underpinnings of Augmented Reality. Peter Newell and Alex Goldberg run Spatial Computing and other innovative efforts at the great outdoor retailer, REI.
Here we run through some of the industries that will see radical change and talk about some of the issues on the road ahead.
Incredible conversation and our book is now #1 in the Human-Computer Interaction genre on Amazon. Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1838824049/
Here's the recording:
This roundtable is a celebration of the shipping of "The Infinite Retina," a book by Irena Cronin and Robert Scoble on how Spatial Computing will radically c...
Our book is now available. Learn why COVID-19 isn’t the last huge change that will hit in the 2020s.
The Infinite Retina: Spatial Computing, Augmented Reality, and how a collision of new technologies are bringing about the next tech revolution
What is Apple doing in Spatial Computing? This post got a ton of responses this weekend.
Every time I say that Apple is going to do VR online someone from either inside Apple, or who has deep knowledge of what Apple is doing regarding Spatial Computing, rips my head off. I finally am getting the message that Apple will not do VR and does not care about VR at all.
What a review to kick off the launch of our new book about how Spatial Computing will radically change seven industries. Available now on Amazon.
Review from one of Silicon Valley’s true pioneers: Marylene Delbourg-Delphis (she was one of Silicon Valley's first female executives). Wow.
The Infinite Retina, Spatial Computing, Augmented Reality, and how a collision of new technologies are bringing about the next tech revolution is the title of a new book by Irena Cronin and Robert Scoble. It’s a must-read if you want to understand how Spatial Computing will impact your life and yo...
When I started in business with Irena Cronin I told her one of my goals is to get her on stage as a keynote at a major conference.
Because she knows more about the industry than anyone I know, including me.
So happy to see her on stage this morning doing an industry keynote.
I'm doing more and more family stuff, especially now.
If you told me three months ago, or especially three years ago, that I would be home schooling my kids and happy to do so instead of traveling around the world doing speeches I'd have told you you are insane.
While this was going on my kids were having a zoom call with their teachers. I couldn't be happier.
Here's what Magic Leap's layoffs this morning means for Spatial Computing.
Magic Leap lays off a ton of employees and "charts a new course" its website reported today. Bloomberg, separately, reported the cut was about half of its workforce, or about 1,000 people.
My advice to conference/event teams that need to virtualize.
The rocker Neil Young taught me about analog. He showed me that humans have evolved to experience the real world and the analog waves it sprays at us from all directions and that there’s a ga…
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The Infinite Retina is your practical guide to the future of computing, published by Packt.
Irena Cronin and I interviewed dozens of people in seven industries that we see will have huge changes due to Spatial Computing technologies and present these visions of how the world will soon reconfigure in this book.
Just wanted to move to something to match more of our augmented reality future.
I finally got a Microsoft HoloLens 2 ... sticker. Thanks to Virsabi for bringing your team by my house this morning for an interesting discussion about enterprise uses of HoloLens 2 and Spatial Computing. That made the book Irena Cronin and I are working on better (book coming mid year this year).
If you want to get up to date on spatial computing this article is it. Best in-depth report I've seen so far.
VR fans shouldn't worry about Apple.
VR fans should not worry about Apple's upcoming augmented reality/spatial computing glasses. Instead they should be energized.
What Apple's new headphones are telling us about our wearable (and augmented) future:
Careful listeners to Apple's new AirPod Pros that shipped yesterday can hear some interesting things about the future. What have I heard? It improves the real world.
Taking a break from all social media to work on the spatial computing book that Irena Cronin, CEO of Infinite Retina and I are writing for next year. You should check out our twitter lists of the AR/VR industry at https://twitter.com/infiniteretina/lists and techies at https://twitter.com/Scobleizer/lists See ya in a few days.
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Milan goofs around for the camera. Because he has autism it is hard to get him to look at the camera so I asked him “open your eyes wide and look at me.” He did this instead.
New iPhone Pro Max maxes nice photos on our walks. I used to run in this park in high school. First time I have been back in decades. Just minutes from Silicon Valley’s hustle and bustle.
How will Apple decide when to launch new spatial computing devices? What do you think it will do?
In the previous three paradigms of personal computing, whether it was 1977's text-based Apple II, or 1984's graphics-based Macintosh, or 2007's touchable iPhone, there was one consistent theme: Apple was behind and was the underdog. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak told me that even back in 1976 Apple
New jobs are here but require thinking differently.
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.
Learn all about how Hollywood is gearing up for virtual and augmented reality using new light field cameras...
Michael Mansouri, cofounder of Radiant Images, takes us through the difference between volumetric, 360, and Light Field cameras and systems.
His firm provides cameras to all sorts of Hollywood studios and did a lot of the work on Beyonce's latest music video.
Infinite Retina's Irena Cronin and Robert Scoble were there to work for a client and to get up to date on what's possible with immersive techniques for augmented and virtual reality.
One thing that stood out? Radiant's systems capture very high frame rates, 500 per second or more, and 5K resolution each, and that lets them do all sorts of magic to capture more of the subject.
Finally a product I could wear in a shower! :-)
I bought a pair.
Fitness tech startup Form launches its first product today: augmented reality swimming goggles. You might think AR sounds like a bit of a gimmick for
I was at 25 SXSWs and for next year there's a ton of proposed panels about spatial computing (computing you, a robot, or a virtual being can move around in, like AR or VR)
I am keeping a list of them at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/scobleizer_spatialcomputing-ar-vr-activity-6564366526588289024-8VOL
August 6, 2019: Robert Scoble posted on LinkedIn
Yesterday I got 16,000 views on a post over on LinkedIn and that reminded me of a conversation I had last year here with Alan Smithson. He said, basically, I was an idiot for ignoring LinkedIn.
So I paid attention and started spending time there.
He has dominated my feed since I started paying attention to LinkedIn again last year. I preferred Facebook or Twitter, especially Facebook, where I was like Alan: had a huge audience over here.
I now see he's right. He's turned his efforts there into a podcast that just started and already is getting 10,000 listens a month.
If you care about AR and VR Alan is the top voice in the industry and he built it on LinkedIn.
I see most of the industry posts mostly over on Twitter ( Irena Cronin and I have built 55 lists of about 10,000 people and companies over at https://twitter.com/InfiniteRetina/lists which are the most complete lists of the Spatial Computing, er, AR/VR, industry around so we know what we talk about here) but getting an audience and building a community, like what Alan has done here, is extremely difficult.
Part of that is due to Facebook's algorithm changes (it is trying to get back to its roots of personal photos and stories). Part of it is due to its various problems and privacy panics. Lots of people I know left Facebook and have moved over to Twitter or LinkedIn.
But people like Alan, and Gary Vaynerchuk, saw the potential before I did and capitalized on it (Gary yesterday told his audiences that they should focus more energy on LinkedIn). Just thought I'd point out that he was right and give him a kudo for building a big brand there. Join me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/scobleizer/
Spatial Computing Influencers: when it comes to Apple follow the money, or the job openings. Here's a screen shot for you.
Apple's HMD efforts are NOT dead.
July 15, 2019: Robert Scoble posted images on LinkedIn
An exercise I'm doing to rethink the future of augmented and virtual reality. Why don't you do it too?
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 doin
Spatial Computing technology is changing everything, including entertainment.
It used to be that motion capture was so expensive that only big movie studios could afford to do it. No more, we learned in New York. Irena Cronin, CEO of Infinite Retina, and I are talking with p…
In this important week I had a great conversation with Sam Sethi about spatial computing (which includes VR/AR). Have you gotten an Oculus Quest yet?
Show Sam Talks Technology, Ep Sam talks with Robert Scoble about Spatial Computing including Oculus Quest, Magic Leap, Web AR and Amazon Sumerian. - 22 May 2019
Oculus Quest is that good.
Last night I was playing the Star Wars game and found myself just looking around and admiring how my virtual gloves look.
I can't really explain this and how deeply emotional it is. Which is why VR is such a magic thing and is better at getting rid of pain than opiates in many cases.
But now I see what Mark Zuckerberg is doing. He's building a Metaverse that will be so magical that we will never want to go back to 2D social ever again.
But that's a conversation for a future month or year, probably next year as Apple comes into the market next September. Until then, 15 months from now, if you want to experience the future put together $400 and get a Quest.
It is the product of the year and I can't even think of anything else that's close. And that's from a guy with a Tesla and a June Oven.
I don't know how much clearer to put it. You're an idiot if you don't buy one if you have the cash (and, yes, I know many of my friends don't have the cash). I'm not talking to you, yet, but I told my son Patrick Scoble, who is about to graduate college and enter the real world, heh, that in 15 months he's going to want a bunch of Apple stuff since I know their glasses and a new 5G iPhone is coming, along with more. The next 36 months will see a deep change in what we all think is the necessary computer. For me, now, Quest is at that stage.
The Quest makes me feel even more strongly about the paradigm shift that's coming. It will create a new kind of "haves and have nots" and the "haves" will be able to participate in all sorts of things, from new kinds of jobs to new kinds of games, that the "have nots" won't have.
I'm talking about 2022, but already I'm seeing how work is changing, check out my last two videos on YouTube.
Anyway, this is a magic device and deserves all the fantastic reviews it is getting. If you don't get your face in one for an hour you just won't have any idea about why I'm so adamant you get one.
Infinite Retina's Irena Cronin and Robert Scoble interview business leaders in the Spatial Computing space (AR/VR). Join us as we learn about the best busine...
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