PUBLISHED: 14:52 08 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:52 08 April 2019 Sarah Chambers Suffolk Show visitors on a 360° Virtual Reality in the BT Marquee Picture: SUFFOLK AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION Suffolk Agricultural Association Suffolk Show goers will get to see some of the ground-breaking hi-tech work going on in the county – and an insight into what we will be watching in the future – as communications giant BT returns for its second year. Suffolk Show visitors have a go at 360� Virtual Reality in the BT Marquee at last year�s event Picture: SUFFOLK AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATIONFor the first time last year, the major tech company, based at Martlesham, near Ipswich, invited visitors to explore its innovations in a sponsored marquee, which returns after its highly successful inaugural outing.The popular exhibit will offer a chance to explore cutting-edge technology and have a go at free, interactive activities and games for all ages. … [Read more...] about Want to know what TV of the future will look like?
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Opinion Article Opinion article by Barnaby Perks, CEO of Oxford VR. The World Health Organisation puts mental illnesses among the leading causes of disease and disability in the world, with depressive disorders the fourth leading cause of global disease burden. By 2020, it expects mental health to rank second behind ischaemic heart disease. The effects of mental illness don’t just impact the individual; they are much more far reaching. Family members, employers, economic productivity and health and welfare systems are all affected. There's no shortage of high-quality, evidence-based psychological treatments for many mental health problems. What is lacking is the skilled clinicians to deliver them to the growing numbers of people needing help.Could Virtual Reality (VR) play a central role in the future of treatment delivery? Evolution and access to VR as a digital health tool Virtual Reality was first developed in the mid-1960s and essentially the elements haven't changed … [Read more...] about Virtual Reality
As tens of thousands of delegates flocked to Barcelona this weekend in the early spring sunshine for Mobile World Congress, one of the biggest annual events for the global technology industry, much of the attention was focused on the launch of a string of flashy folding smartphones unveiled by rival manufacturers Samsung and Huawei. But it was an event held by Microsoft on Sunday which could turn out to be more significant in the longer term. The US tech giant is doubling down on an audacious bet that the future of work involves the use of “mixed reality” headsets, which combine your own view of the real world with virtual content supplied by a computer. AR has received plenty of hype over the... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium … [Read more...] about Microsoft places bet on augmented reality as the future of work
PUBLISHED: 12:03 18 February 2019 Caroline Culot Viewings will be done by virtual reality, eliminating the need to travel to a destination or for a viewing agent Pic: www.struttandparker.com Archant What will the homes of the future look like – and how will the way we buy and sell property in Norfolk evolve? Viewing a property will mean never having to leave home or an estate agent's office again Pic: www.struttandparker.comVirtual reality viewings are going to be the main way we look at property going forward but some agents, mostly in London, are already using this technology particularly with the sale of new houses. Rather than buying ‘off plan’ with only artists impressions, people can now don a virtual reality headset and take a stroll around a property before it has even been built.MORE: Women at work urged not to ‘suffer in silence’ with the menopauseTom Goodley, from Strutt & Parker, which is using virtual reality … [Read more...] about What will the future of house buying be like?
Opinion PUBLISHED: 19:00 13 February 2019 Prof David Richardson, vice-chancellor, University of East Anglia David Richardson, vice-chancellor at the University of East Anglia, thinks greater collaboration between further and higher education providers will be important in the future. Picture: ARCHANT ARCHANT NORFOLK Looking ahead to Norwich in the year 2040 and the shape of education in the future is a big ask. Futurology is a notoriously imprecise science. UEA vice-chancellor David Richardson. Picture: UEABut there are some clear themes we can predict will continue to lead to changes. Technology will continue to change learning and teaching at a rapid rate. Artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, virtual reality, drone-based teaching, and robot-based teaching are no longer science fiction. We are already living with these technologies now.They all have great potential to enhance and support learning but teachers will continue to be needed … [Read more...] about Let’s hope class boundaries are broken down in education in a future Norwich