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Broadgate Talks: Discover the future of virtual reality
Join us at the Broadgate Welcome Centre at 1.15pm on Thursday 16th February and on Thursday 23rd February for a series of lunchtime talks with award-winning journalist and writer Rowland Manthorpe of WIRED magazine.
*Second date on 23rd added due to popularity*
Virtual reality has been described as "the next internet." It's also been called "the next 3D TV." So what's the truth? And how do we navigate between hype and cynicism when it comes to assessing claims of technological progress?
With details drawn from years tracking the progress of virtual reality and spending (occasionally awkward) time with its pioneers, this talk will outline VR's potential, not only for business but also for society. Walk out knowing the current state of the technology, its likely next steps and possible future, and why if you're going to compare it to anything, it should be the CD-ROM.
Biography: Rowland Manthorpe is an editor at science, culture and tech magazine, Wired. His writing has been published in the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Telegraph, Atlantic andSpectator. Rowland studied History at Cambridge and Political Theory at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Confidence - a fiction exploration of the philosophy of confidence. @rowlsmanthorpe
Register early to avoid dissapointment! Walk-ins may be available on the day, so feel free to come by if all tickets are sold out.