Through my writing I've connected with some amazing folks, had awesome conversations, and landed new clients. Through one of those clients I met the founders of a new startup.
They asked me to join and now I'm helping them part-time on a super early stage startup focused on building an alternative education platform for teens through augmented and virtual reality.
My first long-form article was my Guide to the Metaverse, back in October of last year, and now I'm contributing to building it. The long-term goal of the startup is to be a Metaverse alternative school.
How cool is that? :)
I've been working for a few months now on my essay series exploring the probable fracture of the United States in the near future, but I was asked by an editor
"why fracture and not war or collapse?"
I got you covered editor!
Briefly, let's look at the potential options for ending a country
I, of course, don't believe we're on the brink of civil war, but you'll have to read the whole article for my thoughts ;)
So let's say you buy my line that the US fractures, what happens after that?
Some potential scenarios:
Want to read the whole article? Go here:
I was talking with a friend recently and he mentioned that some medical schools are now using AR cadavers for students to explore anatomy of the human body without needing to cut up a ton of bodies. This is a genius use of AR. I couldn't find the actual startup the med-school might be using but I found these guys: https://www.visiblebody.com/ar that use mobile AR to teach students anatomy
This is just one of tons of use cases that show XR isn't just about games.
Facebook has partnered with Ray Bans to make AR-ish glasses. At least they're stylish 🤷♂️
Full article: Facebook On Your Face (The Verge)
So let's say that the US does end in fracture, what could be a 2nd or 3rd order effect?
Let me know. Just hit reply, I read and respond to everyone!
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Augmented Reality is a critically important part of Apple’s future
Tim Cook, Apple CEO