Second Life, a 3D virtual world used to be hyped up as the future of internet communication. But now Second Life is more commonly thought of as an example of overbaked optimism about what’s next in tech.
Bitcoin industry insiders suggest Bitcoin could be as widely used as the Swiss franc and the Australian dollar as they issue an optimistic prediction for the cryptocurrency. U.K.-based Magister Advisors, which advises the technology industry on mergers and acquisitions, interviewed thirty of the leading bitcoin companies from across the globe. It found a consensus view that bitcoin will become the sixth largest global reserve currency within 15 years.
Do you want to know when to sell Bitcoin?
A researcher at MIT has come up with a way to use machine learning to predict the price of the Bitcoin virtual currency. With his system, you could figure out when to sell the remaining Bitcoins you have in order to minimize your loss or maximize your gain. Or you could find out the right time to buy.
A Unify survey of knowledge workers recently found that 79% of the respondents reported working always or frequently in virtual teams, but only 44% found virtual communication as productive as face-to-face communication. The vast majority connected via email, phone, or conference calls even though 72% said video would make teamwork easier. Only 34% of people use video to collaborate with coworkers. And 43% feel confused and overwhelmed by the mishmash of collaboration technology at their disposal.
In the cryptocurrency world, Bitcoin (and Litecoin) garner the most attention, but there are now 83 (and counting) virtual currencies to store your wealth in. Bitcoin’s market cap is over $10 billionis and is by far the highest but we wonder whether the miasma of mimiccers – from Unobtainium to the ironically-named StableCoin and from ‘Philospher Stones’ to HoboNickels – serves to reduce the confidence in Bitcoin as a new method payments, or bolsters it as the clear market winner.
The latest research rage is crowdsourcing – Kickstarter to raise funding, screen savers that number-crunch, and games to find patterns in data – but most efforts have been confined to the virtual lab of the Internet. Researchers have now crowdsourced their experiments by connecting players of a video game to an actual biochemistry lab.
CLO3D at CES 2014
CLO3D is a 3D fashion design software is a fashion design solution that mirrors real garments. Based upon 3D Fashion Design Technology, which is faster and more sophisticated, CLO Virtual Fashion Inc. has developed two softwares, called CLO3D and MarvelousDesigner.
The Reserve Bank of India says it is “closely watching” the growth of bitcoins.
The virtual currency, Bitcoin, has been gaining popularity globally this year and is catching the attention of India’s youth.
By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging, by the early 2020’s. Health and medicine have been a hit or miss up until recently. We would discover interventions such as drugs that had benefits, but also many side effects. Until recently, we did not have the means to actually design interventions on computers.
The same research team is also working on a digital lollipop.
In Sword Art Online, an anime series, gamers take part in a virtual world that is teeming with danger, but also with food. What if such an experience was a reality? What if you could not only interact with food in a virtual environment, but also actually taste it? Scientists at the National University of Singapore have developed a new electrode that could be the first step in making that happen. (Video)
The new RoboCoin ATM machine to buy and sell bitcoin has launched this week. The new ATM will allow anyone to buy the virtual currency BitCoin with actual dollar bills, right on the street corner.
In an attempt to launch Bitcoin, Winklevoss may have made investing in this virtual currency a little too mainstream for some people’s taste, there is no need to worry. The crypto community has it covered and is pumping up the next new thing: Litecoins.