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Illusion Chasers

Disappointingly, Déjà Vu not a Glitch in the Matrix

Déjà vu is not what “happens when they change something” in the Matrix. Here’s what really happens…

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Observations

The Science of TED 2015

What I love about the annual TED gathering in Vancouver is the way science coexists along with art, social justice, popular song and the rest of TED’s eclectic mix. Singers and celebrities may have bigger Twitter followings, but the scientists who come to TED—as newly minted TED Fellows or longtime attendees—do a pretty good job [...]

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Observations

The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Is Amazing—It’s Also a Work in Progress

A couple days ago I found myself sitting in a digital cave with an enormous fire-eating hell-demon. Naturally, I was at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. I had just strapped a black box of brain-scrambling equipment to my face. I looked up and saw a cavern ceiling high above me. I peered over my shoulder [...]

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Observations

Walking as Search: Google Glasses May Not Be a Good Idea

It would be nice if state governments went one step further and banned texting while walking. The law might require that anyone entering an emoticon into a smartphone would be required to stand (very still) within a foot of the sidewalk’s edge or cough up a $50 fine. Going on foot from the Canal Street [...]

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Animals Exposed to Virtual Reality Hold an Emergency Meeting [Video]

On the evening of Wednesday, March 21, a mouse scurried into a storm drain near the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. If anyone noticed the mouse at all, whatever shallow impression the sight of a Manhattan rodent made on their minds likely vanished within seconds, rinsed away by a new wave [...]

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