Recap #25: Five technologies leading the way to a carbon-neutral future

Hi all, this week’s Recap is all about the metaverse and other immersive digital experiences. We bring articles that showcase the new technologies enabling the metaverse but also bring in to question how these new technologies can affect our privacy and mental health.

6 months ago   •   2 min read

By Caroline Barrueco
AI generative illustration by Caroline Barrueco made with pollinations.ai

Hi all, this week’s Recap is all about the metaverse and other immersive digital experiences. We bring articles that showcase the new technologies enabling the metaverse but also bring in to question how these new technologies can affect our privacy and mental health.


Tech and Culture


Zuckerberg’s Meta endgame is monetizing all human behavior
This article by Janus Rose asserts that exploiting data to manipulate human behavior has always been Facebook’s business model. The metaverse will be no different. Janus Rose also participated in a podcast by Motherboard, talking about the same topic: The Metaverse is the ultimate surveillance tool.

Meet the obsessive role-players who live inside the world of Grand Theft Auto
In this alternate universe located inside the game Grand Theft Auto, players cannot break character, rewatch past events or explore other characters' points of view.


Emerging Technology


Seoul will be the first city government to join the metaverse
Seoul is building a digital twin of its city center; the virtual platform will be a place for cultural events and city and business services.

Five technologies leading the way to a carbon neutral future
This article, written by Laura Del Vecchio, lists emerging technologies that have a positive impact in mitigating the climate crisis. It's pleasing to note that almost all techs listed in this article are living technologies and biotechs.

NVIDIA Omniverse Avatar for Project Maxine
NVIDIA is developing a series of applications to improve the digital meeting experience; this short video presents a deep-fake technique that can translate your voice in real-time and create a live audiovisual presentation.

Varjo XR3 VR/XR Headset review
A YouTube channel made a pretty exciting review of the newly released Varjo XR3 VR Headset.


These are the community's favorite podcasts on the topics of futures studies and emerging techs:

Find out more and add your own favorites on the channel #-07-question-of-the-week.


Events

October 16-18:  Puzzle X

October 18:  re.claiming the future: An economy for the future - valuing the long term

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