Posts tagged Real-time
Interview With Petroglyph On Upcoming Game Victory

A few days ago, indie developer Petroglyph announced Victory, a game currently making the rounds on Kickstarter. We were fortunate enough to get in touch with the creative team behind the game and ask them a few questions about Victory, its inspiration, and their plans moving forward.

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Wearable Sensor System Creates Digital Maps In Real-Time

Building on previous research lending robots the ability to map their environments simply by manoeuvring itself around a building autonomously, MIT researchers have now built a portable, wearable sensor system that automatically creates a digital map in real-time using data collected from the wearer’s every move.

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Editorial: Why real-time social environments will never return.

"The technology is there and, at last, the right psychology is in place that will make these services explode. And I, for one, welcome our new avatar overlords." A formidable conclusion in a Mashable editorial on the subject. 

But I, for one, sees some major flaws in this most vicarious of conclusions.  The likes of Habbo Hotel in the late 90s became a success because we weren't aware of what social networking could be defined as.  In that vain, we tried to recreate virtual worlds, go to virtual parties, take part in virtual diving competitions and spend our weekly phone credit on credits for virtual sofas (cool Habbo references bro).

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