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When Virtual Worlds Become Larger Than the Real World

Virtual and augmented environments are becoming more complex and more vivid as computing and graphics power grows. By networking many computers together and sharing the processing capability, it becomes possible to create massive virtual environments that are certainly larger than the total space within which most of us live our lives. In the near future, […]

Micro-Fluidics Flow Sculpting

Fluidics deals with the control of fluid flows to create desired results. A small fluid flow can be directed to either of two outputs, creating a digital logic gate or switch. With enough fine control of flows, analog devices are also practical. Microfluidics has the potential to analyze and/or separate a variety of flows. The […]

KM vs Narcissism

Knowledge management (KM) attempts to enhance information sharing and an awareness of how knowledge is accumulated and used to create innovation. Keith Sawyer has written about applying the concepts of “flow” psychology to group collaborations in order to increase creative power. He also points out that group collaboration is in fact responsible for most of […]