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Author: Laura Solomon

OPLIN 4Cast #785: Cryptocurrency is going mainstream and it’s heating my husband’s office

Posted in 4cast, and cryptocurrency

My husband’s basement office is always warm. It has nothing to do with any HVAC or space heaters. Rather, the temperature can be attributed to…

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OPLIN 4Cast #783: One of Elon Musk’s companies is working on a more comprehensive metaverse

Posted in Brain-computer interfaces

There’s no doubt that Elon Musk is a controversial figure, but his name is associated with much of today’s bleeding-edge technology. One of his companies, Neuralink, hasn’t gotten as much press as, say, Tesla or SpaceX but, with the advent of Mark Zuckerburg’s metaverse, renewed attention has increased the spotlight on this company that aims to put implants in human brains as computer interfaces.

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OPLIN 4Cast #773: The idea of a ‘metaverse’ isn’t new, but the growth is

Posted in Metaverse, and Second Life

The concept of (and the term) “the metaverse” was applied to Second Life long before Facebook and general tech appropriated it. It’s interesting to me to see how other entities are taking the idea of a virtual environment and expanding the definition to include AR, VR and mixed reality.

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OPLIN 4Cast #771: From Roombas to Rover, robots are becoming even more mainstream

Posted in 4cast, and robotics

oombas might be the first instance of widely-adopted robots for the home, but they certainly won’t be the last. I, for one, am not sure I’m ready to totally welcome our robot overlords.

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