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    1. High-tech adventurer revels in geekiness

      Seattle TimesApr 07 13:11 PM

      If you saw Neal Stephenson on the street, you might think he's just another geeky Seattle guy with a particularly impressive goatee. He blends right into...

    2. In his 1992 novel “Snow Crash,” Neal Stephenson envisioned the Metaverse: a three-dimensional manifestation of the Internet in which people interact and collaborate via digitally-constructed avatars. In the decades since, technology has advanced to the point where such a place no longer seems like science fiction. Stephenson’s Metaverse is a virtual reality space, a completely immersive computer...

    3. An anonymous reader writes Neal Stephenson has just released a teaser comprising the first 26 pages of his new novel Seveneves. The first words? "The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

    4. A Journey To Intelligent Design

      TechcrunchApr 25 21:22 PM

       If you’re looking for zeitgeist Biblical metaphors for the tech sector, you can’t do much better than the Tower of Babel. Human civilization a hundred years after the Flood; monolingual and gathered in a city called Babel. They become possessed with the mission of building a tower to the heavens. Which they begin… Read More

    5. 8 Twitter accounts to keep you up to date on virtual reality

      TechRepublic via Yahoo! NewsApr 14 4:30 AM

      The virtual reality landscape is changing quickly. Keep up by following some key folks and organizations in the industry.

    6. Many believe that the technology Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz is working on could usher in the next big change in how we use computers. The post The Man Behind the Hidden World of Magic Leap appeared first on WIRED .

    7. A sharp dichotomy has emerged in the big debate about where technology is taking us (or vice versa). In one high-profile camp are technologists and scientists sounding the alarm about the perils of artificial intelligence. Elon Musk likens AI’s emergence to “summoning the demon,” calling it the biggest single threat to our survival. Stephen Hawking […] The post How We Learn to Stop Worrying and...

    8. This Is What VR Gaming Might Actually Look Like

      GameSpot via Yahoo! NewsApr 14 17:15 PM

      Virtual reality has finally arrived! Here's a look at the present and future of the technology you've always dreamed about.

    9. National Gypsum names Anniston, AL facility its Paper Plant of the Year (PRWeb April 01, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12626850.htm

    10. Shaq says trash talk “has slipped 60%” from when he played

      NBC Sports: ProBasketballTalkApr 13 16:28 PM

      Shaq said Gary Payton and Kevin Garnett were the best trash talkers he ever heard.

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