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💡#13 "The BBBP"- The best of all Worlds
Climate change, new technology advancements, rules and regulations, new constitutions, providing alternative views of reality, what does this mean?
2022 is here. And with it, new buzzwords, new trends, and basically the same of everything but different.
We see digital representations of reality kick in and when they are synced, we will see identical Digital Twins pop up everywhere. They will be able to record history as it unfolds and allow us to simulate any and all events as well as copy-paste the earth to do simulations of what decisions to make before we make them.
Fiction? Yes right now. At least on a global scale. But the path towards it has always been there. We can see that the NVIDIA Omniverse can do partly this for a factory. Scale it up to all corners of the world, and you have it.
We see that we can soon put in lenses that will allow us to see real-time data overlaid within our frame of vision. Miniature night vision goggles? What happens if we get hacked? Do they come with a freemium version with pop-ups and advertisements placed in our reality based on place and time?
And could modern tech be used to solve the most urgent challenges in reality? We can also see that countries are writing new constitutions to target climate change head-on. Chile is making waves with their future-ready ways of working.
Maybe soon they will also get the taxis as seen in Total Recall, driving around without a steering wheel. Companies are also stopping the production of combustion engines, the worlds largest offshore wind farm is now connected to the grid. And the generations to come are begging us from the future to create a more sustainable world that will be able to last forever.
And how do we do that? Do we transcend into the metaverse and utilize modern technology to first improve reality and then escape it? Or even create new forms of reality?
This is quite far away from 9600 baud rates and master systems integration and edge and cloud discussions. But this is the reality we live in.
Where people and companies now can copy everything they do into a digital/virtual copy of what they do. Real-time asset registries, to Real-Time Reality recording at scale. Interesting times are ahead and it is exciting to see when disruption will happen for real. If ever?
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Articles and content that will help in going Beyond Buildings:
NVIDIA Omniverse (Designing, Optimizing and Operating the Factory of the Future). Digital human simulations test new workflows for employee ergonomics and efficiency. And robots are trained, operated, and orchestrated using the NVIDIA Isaac and Fleet Command. The virtual factory, simulated end-to-end within Omniverse is physically-accurate and obeys the laws of physics - a perfect digital twin of the factory in reality.
Mojo Vision raises $45M for AR contact lenses with sports applications. Mojo Vision sees an opportunity in the wearables market to deliver performance data and real-time stats to data-conscious athletes like runners, cyclists, gym users, golfers, and more through Mojo Lens’ intuitive hands-free, eye-controlled user interface.
Chile Writes New Constitution, Confronting Climate Change Head On. Chile has lots of lithium, which is essential to the world’s transition to green energy. Mining companies in Chile, the world’s second-largest lithium producer after Australia, are keen to increase production, as are politicians who see mining as crucial to national prosperity.
Waymo unveils the design for a robotaxi without a steering wheel. Waymo has unveiled a design for a self-driving robotaxi without a steering wheel and pedals. The autonomous-vehicle specialist announced this week that it’s partnered with Chinese automaker Geely to build a Zeekr minivan filled entirely with passenger seats.
China speeds up moon base plan in the space race against the US. The new aim of the Chang’e 8 moon landing mission is to set up a lunar research station by around 2027, space authority deputy director says. Concerns over US Artemis Accords program may be behind an uncharacteristic rush from the Chinese side, scientists behind the project say
‘Turn the valve off’: Climate activists push for an abrupt end to the fossil fuel era. Climate activists and campaign groups are pursuing an abrupt end to the fossil fuel era, condemning the latest round of net-zero pledges from many governments and corporations as a smokescreen that fails to meet the demands of the climate emergency.
Hyundai reportedly stops developing new combustion engines. Hyundai only just released its first ground-up electric car, but it's apparently ready to leave combustion engines behind. The powertrain development center is becoming an electrification test facility, and the performance development center is now dedicated to electrified machines. There's also a new battery development center, while researchers are now sourcing raw battery and chip components.
China’s largest offshore wind farm is now fully connected to the grid. China is expected to install 1,200 GW of total wind and solar capacity by 2026, according to a new report released this week from the International Energy Agency (IEA). That’s four years earlier than the country’s current target of 2030.
Metahumans from Epic Games and 3Lateral doo Novi Sad. This is one of the first few tests done in Unreal Engine using the Faceware Mark IV HMC to record facial motion, with Xsens and MANUS™ to capture body and finger data, simultaneously. It used the Glassbox Technologies Live Client plugin to stream in the facial motion into Unreal from Faceware Studio.
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