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181. The Divergence of AR and VR and Connectivity, Collaboration and Entertainment in a Post COVID World | Tony Parisi

Tony Parisi - virtual reality

Tony Parisi (@auradeluxe) is a virtual reality pioneer, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor. He co-created several, 3D graphics standards, is Head of AR/VR Ad Innovation at Unity Technologies, and author several O’Reilly Media books on virtual reality and WebGL.

Today, Tony is has a leading spokesman for the immersive industry and was recently named one of Next Reality’s 30 People to Watch in Augmented Reality in 2019.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Where are we on the AR and VR adoption cycle
  • What the future of AR/VR holds and why they will diverge
  • How COVID-19 is pushing us towards an immersive future
  • The big differences between consumer and enterprise VR adoption
  • Why Facebook and Oculus are well-placed to dominate virtual reality 
  • Which sci-fi inspirations are most realistic for augmented and virtual reality
  • What’s the future look like for the entertainment industry
  • Why Tony isn’t all that worried about any future tech
  • How tech life cycles are accelerating and what it all means
  • Why we have reached a tipping point in consumer VR adoption


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