Green Screen Review #4: Rebane’s Rumination on AR and VR

The Promises:

Promising uses of A/VR in education, training, and on-the-job performance are limitless. These technologies when combined with smart software can provide a literally unbounded amplification of human capabilities in ways that we can barely conceive today. Think of a low-skilled worker able to perform a sophisticated automotive maintenance task on his first day on the job when he dons the repair shop’s AR headset, and the computer leads him through the work sequence, showing and telling him exactly what to do in which order.

The Challenges:

So the future economic growth for our community is bright if we can attract the right kind of people and funding to staff and launch the ERC’s Green Screen Institute. Nevertheless, we have significant problems to overcome. These include our ingrained NIMBY attitude toward developments like housing and commercial spaces, our poor educational system that underperforms in STEM subjects, and a reputation as a remote rural community that is visibly permissive of drug abuse and indigent living. These are all the things that entrepreneurs and venture capitalists will also consider as they admire the natural beauty and off-the-beaten-path lifestyles of Nevada County.

The Full Post:

http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2016/04/nevada-countys-economic-development-augmented-or-virtual.html

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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