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Radical Luddism

Radical luddism is a new potential threat as VR, AR and the technologies necessary to create full immersion continue to develop unabated. Offshoots of the technology such as mass automation threaten job security, and increase the pace of technological advancement. Radical luddites are small groups or individuals who take it upon themselves to halt this technological development and uptake by any means necessary.

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ActiveWorlds released it's 4.1 codebase in early June 2006. This was a radical departure from previous versions, with focus on collaborative interactivity, and realistic effects.


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The University of Durham, UK, has created a plastic polymer that is magnetic - no metals involved. This is poised to revolutionise the AR world.

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Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute and State University of New York at Buffalo, developed a surgical simulator to help train physicians to operate the da Vinci robot. The RoSS Robotic Surgical Simulator has been turned into a pr...