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Art vs nationalism on Reddit and time for climate change optimism?

April 6, 2022

Hello my fellow futurists!

This last weekend my buddy, Fernando, and I took our first win in sailboat racing. This is only our 4th month racing and we're still complete rookies, so the win feels amazing.

If you've never tried sailing, it's perhaps the perfect antidote to todays ever connected world. 10/10 would recommend.

1 life update ๐Ÿ‘†

I love writing online. I've been at this consistently for over a year now, but I feel like I'm missing something in my mix


condenser microphone with black background

I'm looking to do my first Twitter Spaces on science-fiction, life, the future, politics, whatever. If you are a sci-fi author, sci-fi reader, or just a super interesting person and want to host the space with me, just let me know. I'm planning for late next week for the first one.

Just gonna start experimenting with it. Maybe start a podcast, maybe a YouTube channel, I don't know. Something that incorporates speaking though.

2 crazy things โœŒ

โ€‹๐ŸŽจ art and nationalism in pixels

Reddit ran a fascinating art project over this last April fools weekend. Millions of people were only able to change one pixel at a time every 5 minutes.

mostly nationalism, brands, and the occasional piece of art

What does this say about society? I don't know, but it was an interesting social experiment.

โ€‹Time lapse videoโ€‹

๐ŸŒ we will fix climate change

Kurzgesagt (an amazing YouTube science channel) released a timely, optimistic video on climate change.



Right now, amidst the gloom and doom many young people are falling to, this video is worth a watch.

If you don't want to watch it, here's a summary:
The climate situation is dire, but it's not hopeless. We have made some significant strides in the last decade to ward off the worst case scenario predictions. Let's keep at it, and be in an even better spot a decade from now.

3 Metaverse things โœŒ+๐Ÿ‘†

โ›ต MR helping out maritime operations

I don't usually like to post random companies case studies, but in the case of maritime operations and the HoloLens I'll make an exception.

XR and the Metaverse isn't all games, shopping, and NFTs, though those topics certainly get the buzz. There are very real enterprise use cases not getting enough attention.

โ€‹XR Todayโ€‹

๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ AR to teach construction

Staying on the 'real-life use case' train for a moment, ASU dropped an interesting article with a handful of solid examples of VR and AR impacting construction education.

a student trying out a simulation

"they gave one group of students an augmented reality setup and the other group a computer setup. Both were given the same task of exploring the building to find flaws in the design. He says both groups could identify the flaws, but the group utilizing AR was able to come up with ways to improve the design and correct the flaws."


๐ŸŽฎ Epic fully releases Unreal 5

Epic is the maker of Fortnite, and more importantly the maker of the Unreal game engine - which many believe will be instrumental in the Metaverse. I'm inclined to agree it will play a significant role.

They just released the latest version of their game engine, and it's stunning.

this isn't a real picture, this is produced by a game engine

Expect video games and immersive experiences to get a little more awesome in the coming years.


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