Although Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are too different animals at the moment, I think they should be combined in the future. As of now, VR is already ahead of AR, because many VR devices are being sold in the market. AR is still a concept pretty much, but luckily this concept actually got working devices in the work. So, AR isn’t a concept on paper, but it could be released to the market when it’s done being just a concept but a true working technology.
Both VR and AR require people to flap their hands as if they’re doing exercise or Tai Chi. Some people think this is tiring. Maybe using VR and AR won’t get you into shape, but it does require you to make your blood flows more than just typing quietly.
AR got the capability of visualizing real objects with enhanced fictional objects to create better understanding of a situation, event, and whatnot. I think surgeons could use AR to operate on patients better, because AR can employ AI to navigate the surgeon through a patient’s body and organs with smart information and visualization without having the surgeon to be cutoff from reality.
I would like to see a possibility of one small, slim device that could combine VR and AR together, and by doing so I think VR could serve as a platform for entertainment and AR for work. After all, VR could take you to a whole new place and block you off from the whole reality altogether. Anyhow, check out the video right after the break to see how people from a company known as Meta talk about their AR project. Enjoy!
If I understand correctly of what is going on in the video, then the new China’s bullet trains (launched from Beijing to Shanghai and vice versa) operate at 350 km/h. The new Beijing-Shanghai bullet trains could also reach the speed of 400 km/h. According to the speakers in the video, China first built high-speed rail system in 2004, but after 13 years China’s high-speed rail system is considered to be the longest in the world. According to Wikipedia, annual ridership for China’s high-speed rail is around or over 1.44 billion headcount. Unlike China’s earliest bullet train models, newer ones like Beijing-Shanghai bullet trains that just got launched are totally indigenously built and patented.
It’s hard for me to see the advantages of train over truck, but I’m going to try to see if I can convince myself and you why train is better than truck. I guess, when cargoes and humans use train, the road gets free up, and so there will be less traffic for general road usages. Furthermore, train can be more efficient in energy usage since the destination is usually on strict schedule, but trucks can be stopped in heavy traffic and whatnot. Also, each truck would use a lot of gasoline or whatever energy it would use, but one train can string a very long line of train’s cargo and whatnot. With that in mind a train can be a lot more energy efficient. A train can free up road traffic and cut cost, thus by transporting goods through train the train operators can help companies cut cost. When a company got less costs to cover, their products could be cheaper too since the saving could be passed down to their customers.
Two interesting advantages train got over other vehicles for transporting goods and humans are schedule and traffic free. Can this train’s concept be implemented with regular vehicles on roads? Well, I’m not sure how well this concept will translate into reality, but China just unveiled a world’s first virtual train track and vehicles that would be using this technology in central China. Check the video out for more information right after the break. Enjoy!
As of late, people all over the world are taking notice how China has become a leader in the port industry. For an example, in 2016, August 10th, if I got the date right, Chinese shipping group, China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco), completed the majority purchase of Greece’s Piraeus port. Since then, Cosco has turned Piraeus into one of the leading ports in the world. Just now, China is taking its port business into the next level by turning a terminal at Port of Qingdao into a fully automated container terminal. This means no human involvement is needed on most of the port container activities at this terminal. Well, you get a better idea if you watch the video right after the break.
As China is continuing to automate its industries, I wonder how will they cope with more unemployment. On business level though, things will be a lot more efficient in productivities and costs, but at what costs to the traditional social values such as full employment? Of course, certain traditional social values can always be updated or let go, but employment is one of the things that help put foods on the table for a modern fellow. Without employment, one would go hungry pretty fast or whatever a bad case that would be.
With roughly 1.4 billion plus population, if I’m not off on the number, China would be in big trouble if so many people won’t be able to find jobs. Automation will definitely create unemployment problem to be even more acute than ever before. Right now though, opportunities seem to be abundant in China still, because even some foreigners are leaving their home countries to travel to China for job opportunities. Nonetheless, once automation becomes evermore prevalent in China, I wonder how the opportunity picture in China would form. I can see the applications of automation will make China be evermore competitive in many global industries. In this case it would be all about the port/shipping industry.
Wouldn’t it be cool to play any game that got your face as the main protagonist or antagonist? For an example, playing GTA V as Michael but Michael with a face that looks like you. I think video games should allow you to do something like this naturally for immersion purpose. Anyway, it’s still easier to say than do, but I think we are getting closer to this dream as Uraniom, a company which is behind this technology, is probably trying hard to make this possibility comes true. You don’t have to believe me, because you can check out the videos right after the break to see this possibility is indeed quite true, if not now then it will be soon, I think.
According to CCTV+ channel on YouTube, China has made a breakthrough in quantum computing by creating the world’s first quantum computer machine that goes beyond the early classical computers. I guess this would prove the prowess of futuristic quantum computers over traditional computers. Check out the video right after the break. Enjoy!