simulation

  • A running tab of what tech people think about whether we’re living in a simulation

    A running tab of what tech people think about whether we’re living in a simulation

    Are we living in a simulation? For whatever reason, this is a hot topic in Silicon Valley these days. It all more or less started when Tesla Motors CEO (and soon to be SolarCity CEO — check one off for the simulation argument there) Elon Musk made a claim at the Code Conference that there’s such a high chance that we’re living in a simulation that it’s more likely we… Read More

  • Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation? Crunch Network

    Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?

    Virtual reality is no longer just about video gaming; it holds promise as nothing short of revolutionary for just about every other industry, as well. Since 2012, there has been an incredible explosion of interest and hype around mass market virtual reality (VR) thanks to head mounted display (HMD) products in development like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR and Google Cardboard. Read More

  • SIGVerse simulates cooperation between humans and robots in virtual space

    Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) has developed SIGVerse, a piece of software that makes it possible to simulate how human beings and “intelligent” robots cooperate in a virtual space. The goal is to assess how robots can be “trained” to better work together with humans one day – without actually having to build robot prototypes in real life. Read More

  • World's biggest, most expensive game of Duck Hunt


    The ST-2 Shooting Simulator from Marksman Training Systems is, I suppose, the most advanced fowl-blasting training environment available. It amounts to a large projection screen and a camera you stick to your gun; the hit detection system is a mystery to me, although I’m fairly sure it doesn’t use the Zapper method. Considering it takes up an entire room, I think this system… Read More