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April 9, 2017


With NATO support, The Millennium Project - a global think tank - in collaboration with FIRS2T Group (Israel) brought together futurists and other experts from 14 countries to explore future forms of terrorism and what is needed to reduce these threats.

Washington DC, USA, April 9, 2017 ( - ​Artificial intelligence, synthetic biology,...

Forget the Human implants the size of a grain of rice. As of 2011, they became the size of a grain of sand.

In 2011 at Singularity University at NASA, I asked if it would be possible for human beings to get hacked if they have implanted chips that integrate with Virtual Reality. This is a video someone shot of me at NASA asking that question:

Following the talk, I was approached by the Head of the Secur...

March 10, 2017

Stanford chemical engineers have developed a soft, flexible plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries electricity like wires — ideal for brain interfaces and other implantable electronics, they report in an open-access March 10 paper in Science Advances.

Developed by Zhenan Bao, a professor of chemical engineering, and his team, the material is still a laboratory prototype, but the team...

The world’s population is getting older. The share of the global population that is more than 50 years old is becoming larger and larger, presenting several economic challenges, the most troubling being the possibility of much slower economic growth. Several economists have raised the alarm that an older population will slow growth due to lower productivity, less labor force participation, and less in...

Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization.

Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he arranged to have laser eye surgery. He underwent the procedure not for the sake of convenience or appeara...

October 23, 2016

Featured Technologist/Futurist: Patty Rangel

The most powerful stories occur at points crackling with tension, such as international borders. The US-Mexico border area – the frontera – is both the world’s busiest border and a vibrant engine of international, intercultural and entrepreneurial growth, powered in part by women who, despite considerable personal risk, are forging their own futures.

On Octob...

April 12, 2016

San Diego, Calif., April 12, 2016 — Join special guests from the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute and the ArtPower Filmatic Festival on Monday, April 18 for a Suds & Science event to discover how scientists are advancing research through the medium of virtual reality. 

The event, which takes place at Turquoise Cellars in Pacific Beach, begins at 6:30 p.m. with short presentation...

February 10, 2016

Since 2011 Google acquired one company per week, including Boston Dynamics (that makes Defense Robotics for DARPA), as well as DeepMind (the first Artificial Intelligence to pass the Turing test), and over 180 other companies it now calls the "Alphabet".

In  2012 my Singularity University at NASA "Future Studies and Forecasting" track leader /adviser, Ray Kurzweil, is appointed Director of Engineering...

October 21, 2015

Multi-panel VR display draws a crowd.

About a week before researchers gathered at the University of California, San Diego for a conference on the “Future of Virtual Reality,” actual reality was unfolding, albeit tragically, in the Syrian City of Palmyra. The ancient and historically significant Temple of Bel had been demolished by members of the ISIS military group. No one would ever set foot in the Te...

April 23, 2015

In 2007 I was introduced to the Second Life virtual world while working at EON Reality Inc., a company that specializes in fully immersive Virtual Reality and 3D Stereoscopic turnkey solutions. One of my clients was a sponsor of the Corporate Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. I was asked to create a custom Virtual Reality experience using million dollar tech systems. It was then that I turned to vi...

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Consulting Producer / Projection Design by Patty Rangel

THIS SATURDAY APRIL 8th at Iron Fist Brewing Company in Barrio Logan, San Diego, California.
Over 30 artists, Live Music, Beer, Vendors and an interactive Community Mural! 
Join us!

Presenting at University Southern California (USC's) World Building Media Lab


Disruptive technologies and deep space exploration

Excited to be presenting at University Southern California USC's World Building Media Lab on April 4, 2017 with fellow alumni of Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Park (Mountainview, San Francisco). The presentation will include information about Virtual Reality, the Analog Astronaut research studies and Mars Academy USA "Mars simulation training programs".

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Unleashing the Hero Within


Heading to France for the Heroes Academy

Grateful for this opportunity to be part of an amazing community, while providing services in 360/Live Action Virtual Reality and Laser Projection.

Presenting at the Association for Theater in Higher Education Conference (Las Vegas, NV)


Performance in Theory and Practice

Topic: "Storytelling: The Essential Force of Virtual Reality in Live Spectacle"

I will be discussing my Research & Development in Mixed-Reality and Multiplayer Gaming, in addition to Innovation in Dramaturgy.

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