Doug Thompson

Doug Thompson

Digital Nomad
Jun
01
Semi-Autonomous Avatars and the Metaverse

Semi-Autonomous Avatars and the Metaverse

Semi-autonomous avatars will be a design pattern for the Metaverse. Understanding the concept helps to puncture some common myths about how the Metaverse will operate.
8 min read
May
13
The Metaverse Is Everything

The Metaverse Is Everything

The Metaverse is everything. Pokemon. Fortnite. NFTs and crypto. Wear glasses and you'll be inside the Metaverse. But when everything is being called the Metaverse, has the term lost its meaning?
5 min read
May
03
For Many, Driving a Car Will Be Their First Visit to the Metaverse

For Many, Driving a Car Will Be Their First Visit to the Metaverse

Driving a car may be the first introduction to the Metaverse for a lot of people. The combination of technologies being poured into self-driving cars, and their role as a moving media platform puts driving ahead of other contenders.
5 min read
May
02
Augmentation, the Metaverse and the Magic Circle

Augmentation, the Metaverse and the Magic Circle

We are in a time of profound change. And one of those shifts is in the digitization of everything. Augmented/virtual/synthetic realities are markers in a much larger shift: the digitization of the entire human experience.
13 min read
Apr
21
Apple Spring Loaded: AR Foundations?

Apple Spring Loaded: AR Foundations?

With Apple rolling out new products, it's tempting to look for hints of coming glasses. But the bigger picture is an approach to products which has become as tight and seamless as an iMac bezel.
2 min read
Apr
16
MetaHuman Creator Will Transform Industries

MetaHuman Creator Will Transform Industries

MetaHumans are Epic's version of virtual humans. Now available in early access, their Creator tool will transform industries.
3 min read
Apr
14
Tim Cook, Apple and Curated (XR) Reality

Tim Cook, Apple and Curated (XR) Reality

Apple won't follow the VR paradigm when it launches optical devices. Instead, the Apple 'reality' will be subtle and will focus on enhancing rather than replacing reality.
5 min read
Apr
13
Apple Is In No Rush To Change The World

Apple Is In No Rush To Change The World

Apple will reinvent itself. But will it happen in a single "big bang" moment at WWDC, with new devices and a new vision for how computing works? Not so fast.
5 min read
Sep
12
Scan Everything: Building the Infrastructure for Augmented Reality

Scan Everything: Building the Infrastructure for Augmented Reality

Everything is being scanned. From avocados to Amsterdam, from your living room to the local park, it has become easier than ever to take 3D snapshots of physical things.
6 min read
Jun
16
Snapchat Is The World's Leading Augmented Reality Company

Snapchat Is The World's Leading Augmented Reality Company

For this week at least, Snapchat is the world’s leading augmented reality (AR) company. They’ve taken
7 min read