VR: ‘Goes Hollywood’

Last time we looked at educating the future with virtual reality. In part three of the VR series, we will be looking at the entertainment industry and more specifically the film world. VR took center stage at Virtual Revolution 2016 in Veldhoven. There we saw several presentations on breakthrough developments in VR technology. One in particular was based on…

VR: Educating the next generation

The possibilities of VR appear to be endless. As explained in my previous blog, there is more to VR than gaming. For example, in healthcare, VR can help surgeons perform surgery and help people understand the effects of debilitating injuries and disorders. Healthcare is not the only area that can benefit from VR. Our education…

Exponential Revolution: Big Data

We defined data as “A form of information that can exist without an observer” in the previous blog. It’s information in raw or unorganized form, and it represents values attributed to parameters. For example, a human heart beats all day long. The amount of times it beats per minute is a parameter of the cardiovascular system. The value…

Exponential Revolution: Exponential Growth

Last week, we discussed a paradigm shift from linear to exponential. Today, we find out what that means. Let’s get right to business with this thought-provoking quote: “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.” – Prof. Al Bartlett Wow. That’s a pretty bold claim. But is it…

What is the Exponential Revolution?

Every year, many of the world’s top leaders and thinkers gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum. They discuss technological, societal, and economic changes that are set to impact the way we live, work, and interact with each other and our environment. This year, the fourth industrial revolution was the talk of the town.…

Is the smartphone market entering a state of decline?

The fourth quarter was quite a shock to the system for many consumer electronic and mobile phone companies. Even after the festive season, Christmas couldn’t save the smartphone market which recorded its slowest growth rate since 2007. Samsung, Apple and Sony all reported that despite making profits in other markets like consumer electronics, computers and…