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Robert Rice
Works at Tech and Startup Consultant
Attended Valley Forge Christian College
Lives in Raleigh North Carolina
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Check it out. Here are my thoughts on Microsoft's HoloLens. I think it is going to be absolutely seismic in the industry.
Within days of Google cancelling its Glass Explorer program, Microsoft just steamrolled the whole augmented reality and virtual reality industries with the announcements (and demos) of the new Microsoft HoloLens. The take-away: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are coming. They aren't just fads. There is still a long way to go to reach what we all imagine and hope for, but Microsoft just made a giant step forward, and has the cap...
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There is a point to this blog post, but I really don’t get to it until towards the end. I have to set up the story first : ) And yeah, it is a long post, so sue me. When I was young and first introduced to science fiction, it set my imagination on fire and I developed a voracious appetite for reading. Even today, there are few things I enjoy as much as curling up somewhere quiet and reading a book. I’ll read just about anything I can...
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You've got that correct. It's the after thought that counts. Grandpa"B"
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Created a new group on LinkedIn: Augmented Reality for Creators and Designers. Check it out and tell me what you think. 
Augmented reality for non-programmer creators and designers. Discussion of tech, tools, projects, and general sharing of ideas for the future of AR.
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I spent a long time doing it by mouse the other day. This makes it easy to find what you missed.
 
Arrow-key enabled zoomable version of the huge XKCD world at http://xkcd-map.rent-a-geek.de/ Yeay! #xkcd   #randallmunroe   #diversion  
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Yeah, this made me laugh.
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While Augmented Reality (AR) has been buzzing in the tech industry for a few years, Virtual Reality (VR) has made a huge splash and comeback with the recent announcement of Facebook acquiring Oculus VR for about $2B. I've heard some conversation lately about whether VR just knocked AR out of the picture, or if one is better than the other. The recent Facebook acquisition at such an enormous buying price is likely going to spawn a bit ...
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Great article. Keeps everything very understandable with examples from fiction and fun pop culture references. The future of augmented is exciting and seems right in front of us. Maybe I finally won't forget people's names all the time!
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Have you followed me on twitter?  @robertrice
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Fun fact: I worked with virtual reality in early 90s. It is interesting to me to see VR making a comeback and a lot of "discovery" and "innovation" of things that were already done in the early/mid 90s. 

I do think that both augmented reality and virtual reality are close cousins that need to learn from each other, especially for user interface, user experience, and much more. I can talk at length about this, but thats better done in a white paper or a couple of long blog postsI think.

Photo: I'm demoing multi-player VR arcade game in Miami (1993). That's me on the left, adjusting something behind the machine. Huge head mounted display. Oculus Rift is much better I think.
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Twitter (jahar) Social Links. Screenshot from proprietary utility. Copyright, all rights reserved.
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OMG. Never mind the test song I just made. The fact that you can LAYER four channels and do different stuff here is just insanely awesome. Major kudos to Google. I'm damn impressed. And, Happy Birthday Moog.
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It's brilliant. I used to play an ARP 2500 analog synth in the 70s. But one thing: +Google Chrome Developers It works fine in Firefox 12.0 but you give me a link to upgrade to a "modern browser" - when I tried it in my Chrome "10.0.648.133 unknown" the widget didn't work, it just clicked through to the Moog search page #fail but I upgraded to 19.0.1084.46 and it worked about as well as in Firefox. Thanks for making me upgrade. http://soundcloud.com/decibel-places/electronicjungle
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Follow an email on its journey to see what happens when you send a message. Along the way, discover our data centers with videos and photos.
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Augmented Reality, Techpreneur, Author, Speaker, AR/VR/MMO, Provocateur of Innovation, Mastermind
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  • Tech and Startup Consultant
    Independent, present
    I work with startups and established companies and provide consulting on a number of topics from startup operations, seed stage fund-raising, product design and development, industry analysis, solving problems with creative solutions, corporate and product strategy, negotiations, and business development. Specialities: Augmented Reality, Virtual Worlds, all things mobile, social, local, and virtual.
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    CEO/Founder, 2011 - 2013
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Raleigh North Carolina
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Los Angeles California - Louisville Kentucky - Fort Jackson South Carolina - Phoenixville Pennsylvania - Aberdeen Proving Grounds Maryland - Kaiserslautern West Germany - Otterbach West Germany - Karlsruhe West Germany - Germersheim West Germany - Bellefountain Ohio - Manchester Connecticut - Fort Riley Kansas - Baumholder West Germany - Fort Knox Kentucky - Weisbaden West Germany -
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Endless curiosity about the world and passion to create and innovate. Deep thinker.
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I've wrestled with glittering tesseracts at the Tannhäuser Gate, and mastered the sublime art of orthogonal thinking. It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion. I also void warranties.

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Robert is an author, technology entrepreneur, futurist, and a recognized pioneer in mobile augmented reality. With more than 17 years of experience he is a passionate innovator and is continually seeking to advance the state-of-the-art of dynamic and interactive technologies.

Recognized as an “Internet Gaming Pioneer” by Advertising Age magazine in 1996, Robert was also called “a Founding Father of the Digital Nation” in 1998 by The Raleigh News & Observer while he was designing immersive interfaces and next-generation concepts for a 3D internet. He is an authority on mobile augmented reality, persistent immersive environments, virtual reality and worlds, massively multiuser online games, and simulations.

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For all you art geeks out there, I worked for deviantArt for a couple years as the Director of Prints. Awesome group of people over there.

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I've been THERE and done THAT.
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  • Valley Forge Christian College
    Music and Theology
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