Virtual Reality: The Apocalyptic Scenario Meet Up
Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Throughout human history, we've attempted to escape our reality. The danger lies when we take this too far and humanity is threatened as a result. How long will it be until virtual reality becomes preferable to actual reality?
To better understand VR, we need to play devil's advocate and take a look at both sides of this exciting and significant technology.
In this session, we will journey through the current arguments against VR, from being compared to drug addiction to being blamed for damage to relationships and even the economy. We will then look to both fact and fiction to build a series of visions for the future, reaching a climax with an apocalyptic scenario spurred on by VR.
Digital & Emerging Technologies Consultant
Jeremy works in PwC's Digital & Emerging Technologies team in London where he advises clients on the use of emerging technologies within their organisation. He is invested (both mentally and financ...Show the rest
Jeremy works in PwC's Digital & Emerging Technologies team in London where he advises clients on the use of emerging technologies within their organisation. He is invested (both mentally and financially) in virtual reality and has given multiple talks on various aspects of VR.
Technology has always been his passion and he's used it to, among other things, provide internet access to a remote village in Ghana, teach mathematics online, and mentor school students on building mobile and web applications.
Having come from a mixed British/Arab heritage, Jeremy was born in London but spent most of his life living in Dubai. He returned to the UK to study mathematics at the University of Southampton and met his Turkish wife while spending a semester abroad at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara.
Other pub quiz facts: Jeremy is the IT director of the London Westminster Rotaract Club and also happens to be a Chartered Accountant (but prefers not to advertise that too loudly!).Hide the rest