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Our future in virtual worlds is closer than you think. They will impact our economy, how we work and how we live. The coming revolution will begin to recalibrate how we think of ourselves and our identities, offering a vast opportunity to supplement our everyday reality and how we connect with others.
Watch Herman Narula, co-founder and CEO of Improbable and Ben Vickers, CTO of the Serpentine Galleries, writer and technologist, explore what a virtual world is, the vast opportunities they open up to society, work and the arts and how close we are to the tipping point.
Herman Narula is the co-founder and CEO of Improbable. The London-based technology startup is creating SpatialOS, a computation platform that enables developers to build large-scale, complex simulations running across thousands of machines in the cloud. Herman holds a computer science degree from Cambridge. He’s interested in the unprecedented impact that powerful, virtual worlds have on how we think, play and make decisions – and particularly, in how they can improve lifestyles and welfare worldwide, from cures to pandemics and the impact of the upcoming AI revolution, to global food security and more.
Ben Vickers is a curator, writer, publisher and technologist. He is CTO at the Serpentine Galleries in London, co-founder of Ignota Books and an initiator of the open-source monastic order unMonastery. He serves on the boards and advisory panels for Light Art Space, Transmediale, Auto Italia, Furtherfield, SXSW Arts Programme and the Warburg Institute in London.
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