TED conferences and talks are a synonym for innovation. New technologies, amazing discovering, ideas and observations. In 2016, TED conference featured a significant amount of presentations about virtual and augmented reality.
“There are speakers at TED who’ll be arguing that VR and augmented reality offer the chance of a dramatic shift in how we interact with computers and with the real world,”
said TED curator Chris Anderson told Re/code. And if a few years ago Virtual Reality was the future, now it’s obvious that the future is here. We put together the best TED talks related to the Virtual Reality world.
Michael Bodekaer: This virtual lab will revolutionize science class
“Virtual reality is no longer part of some distant future, and it’s not just for gaming and entertainment anymore. Michael Bodekaer wants to use it to make quality education more accessible. In this refreshing talk, he demos an idea that could revolutionize the way we teach science in schools.” (source: ted.com)
Nonny de la Peña: The future of news? Virtual Reality.
“What if you could experience a story with your entire body, not just with your mind? Nonny de la Peña is working on a new form of journalism that combines traditional reporting with emerging virtual reality technology to put the audience inside the story. The result is an evocative experience that de la Peña hopes will help people understand the news in a brand new way.” (souce: ted.com)
Alex Kipman: A futuristic vision of the age of holograms
“Explore a speculative digital world without screens in this fanciful demo, a mix of near reality and far-future possibility. Wearing the HoloLens headset, Alex Kipman demos his vision for bringing 3D holograms into the real world, enhancing our perceptions so that we can touch and feel digital content. Featuring Q&A with TED’s Helen Walters.” (source: ted.com)
Chris Milk: How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine
“Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality.” (source: ted.com)
Anders Ynnerman: Visualizing the medical data explosion
“Medical scans can produce thousands of images for a single patient in seconds, but how do doctors know what’s useful? Scientific visualization expert Anders Ynnerman shows us sophisticated new tools — like virtual autopsies — for analyzing our data, and hints at the sci-fi-sounding medical technologies coming up next. This talk contains some graphic medical imagery.” (source: ted.com)