In 1995, Nicholas Negroponte wrote: “Digital living will include less and less dependence upon being in a specific place at a specific time, and the transmission of place itself will start to become possible. If I could really look out the electronic window of my living room in Boston and see the Alps, hear the cowbells, and smell the (digital) manure in summer, in a way I am very much in Switzerland”.*
As founder of the MIT Media Lab, and an architect by trade, he knew what he was talking about twenty plus years ago. It’s taken quite a while to even begin to make his vision a reality, but we’re getting closer. A while ago I wrote about virtual reality in cruise ships, where you’re actually on a real ship but in an upgraded cabin sporting a virtual balcony.
Now, as CNBC reports, a growing list of airlines and vacation spots are courting visitors with virtual reality vacation experiences offering digital options that nearly rival the real thing.
Continue reading Will you be taking a vacation in virtual reality this holiday season?
Will it snow this Christmas Day? Probably not, according to most forecasters. So why not join us at The Kids’ Nature Shop and plan a Green Christmas instead?
We dipped into our website and pulled out 8 perfect presents for kids who love nature. There’s a range of ages and gifts are suitable for either indoors, outdoors or both. (But do hang onto that sled just in case…)
Check out our 8 Naturetastic Christmas Gifts For Kids!
Earlier this year I launched a new blog, Technobiophilia, and in the last months I mostly posted there rather than here. But the process felt rather disjointed, so I’ve integrated the new posts into this site and soon the url http://www.technobiophilia.com will also point here. (This means you might find bits of mess here and there as I tidy it up, for which I apologise).
I’ve also redesigned the look – I hope it works and that you like it. I’m still ironing out the glitches but generally I think it’s working.
If you don’t already read the Technobiophilia blog, you’ll find lots of newly-imported content here that you haven’t seen before. I hope you enjoy browsing through it.