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VR / AR: The Next Computing Interface and Platform

VR AR isn’t just about games anymore. VR AR is the next computing interface & platform.

This presentation will outline the state of the VR AR industry and why it's time for VR AR.
Recorded Sep 14 2016 27 mins
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Kris Kolo, President, NYC Chapter, The VR/AR Association
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For anyone interested in AR & VR technology
This channel is for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality professionals, content developers, app developers, software engineers, hardware engineers, architects, sales professionals, marketing managers, project and program managers, and anyone else who is interested in AR and VR technology.

With Microsoft HoloLens, Facebook's Oculus Rift, HTC/Valve's Vive, Project Morpheus from Sony (Playstation VR), Samsung Gear VR, and now Magic Leap, (to name a few - the list is getting longer all the time!) there's no getting away from the fact that AR and VR have arrived!

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