GRAND Magazine - November/December 2018 - 14

tech talk
You start with reality, aka your living room, and then augment it
with virtual images that look real, that you can see, using the app,
through your smart phone. Pokemon Go is another example, a
game that places Pokemon characters into real environments.

Virtual reality - VR is a complete immersion experi-

ence that shuts out
the physical world.
Think of virtual roller
coasters, or perhaps
a more leisurely
canoe float down a
calm river. You can
have either of those
experiences and
many more in new
"VR-ology" kiosks
that have popped up
at shopping malls.
Basically it's like a
ride. You are sitting
in a safe and comfortable pod, but
wear glasses (Oculus
Rift is one brand
name you may hear
about) that shut out everything around you so you only see the
virtual images on the screen.

A DARPA Perspective on
Artificial Intelligence - In this
video, John Launchbury, the
Director of DARPA's Information
Innovation Office attempts to
demystify AI- what it can do,
what it can't do, and where it is
headed.

Now that we are concerned about maintaining our independence, AI is coming along with so many innovations to keep us
on our own longer-cars that advise you to stay in your lane or
sound an alarm if you are about to hit something; in-home assistants to remind you to take your medicine or feed the dog.

Radio station WIFM says...

As with any change, most people automatically tune into
radio station WIFM. What's In It For Me. What does it mean
for me that technology is surging ahead at exponential
In many ways baby boomers have the best of both worlds. We enjoyed speeds? We can feel bad for "those old people" (anyone 10
years older than us) or we can relish that we live in an exciting
personal relationships and deep communication throughout our
new era.
childhood and most of our adult careers. We had fun...and did lots of
And we can start somewhere, start now. Ask your children or grandthings our children and grandchildren will thankfully never know about
children what they are into now. Or start with a challenge you have as
because no one was posting pictures on Facebook or Instagram.

Baby boomers get the best
of both worlds.

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NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

in "how can AI help me find my keys (glasses, phone, glass of water I
was just drinking, etc.)".
You may not only find that you like it, but that it really can
make your life easier.

Click for resources (some exciting,
some scary and some fun)
Deanna Shoss is a marketer, writer, interculturalist in
Chicago. As President and CEO of Intercultural Talk, Inc.
she provides digital, intercultural and real life marketing
for entrepreneurs and people following their passions post
age 50, who need strategy and know-how to adapt to
new communication technologies. She speaks Portuguese,
Spanish and French and is a certified Body Pump and
group fitness instructor.


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