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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, or PNAMBIC is a phrase that owes its origins to the original Wizard of Oz film, in which the wizard?s mighty and imposing visage was created through the use of smoke and mirrors ? with a little man behind the curtain actually manipulating everything.

Thus the phrase has come to be synonymous with any activity in which deception and illusion work hand in hand to create the impression of a valid reality. Typically it is used to describe VR environments, usually by VR professionals, looking at the smoke and mirror effect created. It also often is applied to the field of AI where the same smoke and mirrors effect is used to generate the illusion of a conscious, sapient mind, to various degrees of success.

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If You Build It, They Might Come, Part One: Attention
No world, howerver great, is any good to anyone, unless it has a population. This means getting the attention of your prospective participants/players, and showing how your world really does rise above the rest - focusing your marketing speech before you even begin to camnpaign.

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Using Computer Mediated Worlds So Children Pay Attention
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Scientists have revealed the results of an October 2005 study stating that specialised interactive computer programs designed to train areas of the brain improved healthy youngsters' ability to pay attention.

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Attention is what makes Sensory Data Stand Out
The title above should come as no surprise to most people. However, we now have empirical scientific evidence to back this up. When you concentrate your attention or focus on a particular channel of sensory input, it comes in clear and sharp, regardless of the background information. The study focuses on the sense of sight, but what applies there, applies to all.

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VR Interfaces: Fogscreen
Fogscreen is a holoprojection method that utilises a layer of artificially fogged air as a display screen for projected content. It in effect, creates a cascading curtain of wet air that can be walked through whilst displaying moving, bright, images.

This is a great product, in so many ways. From the captivating romantic plot, to the stunning scenery, and attention to detail. It truly immerses you in medieval life.

Total Recall is the film that launched Arnold Schwarzenegger?s career as an action star. It is also one of his best films ever, with a detailed plotline and a lavish attention to detail on AR and VR concepts ? all of which are physically possible, and being actively pursued today.

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VR Interfaces: Facebook Jacket
A prototype augmented reality jacket for emergency responders, creates an entirely hands-free communication system. The responder's jacket essentially is their phone, freeing up their hands and their attention for the tasks at hand.

Ray Kurzweil is a formidable force in VR and AI. Hell, he is a formidable force anywhere he has turned his attention. He has a knack for predicting the future, and so far so far not a single one of his predictions has ever been wrong. This book is his theory on Accelerating Intelligence made flesh and a warning for the monumental acceleration of technological change in the years to come.

This dentistry prosthetics tome is an attempt to bring the latest in research, diagnostic tools, treatment planning, implant designs, materials, and techniques for prosthetising the mouth, to the attention of practitioners, and support staff. It is also a healthy read for anyone working on tooth prosthesis, or who has considerable use of such.

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Imagination Eases Pain: Study Reinforces Effect Shown by VRs
A study has been performed on the use of imagination in children as a pain blocker. Whilst not directly connected with VR in pain relief itself, the results do serve to reinforce the position that diverting the child's attention elsewhere during a procedure, utterly diverting it and holding that diversion, is successful in removing the effect of pain.


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Now that neuroscientists have identified the brain's synchronizing mechanism, they have started work on therapies to strengthen attention.

Ultimately, it may be possible to improve your attention by using pulses of light to ...

icrosoft has released an early version of Indigo, a new communications system intended to let Windows programs more easily connect to other software.

The Community Technology Preview, posted on Wednesday, is available to subs...

The ability to pay attention to relevant information while ignoring distractions is a core brain function. Without the ability to focus and filter out "noise," we could not effectively interact with our environment. Despite much study of ...

Scientists have developed a way to evaluate new treatments for some forms of attention deficit disorder.

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed that they can use brain sca...

A visual learning study by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston indicates that viewers can learn a great deal about objects in their field of vision even without paying attention. The findings will appear i...