Category Archives: Techietalk

Gathering intelligence

“It will either be the best thing that’s ever happened to us, or it will be the worst thing. If we’re not careful, it very well may be the last thing.” – That somewhat ominous warning about artificial intelligence from … Continue reading

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Every day’s a school day

Had a bit of a surprise the other day, when I discovered a menu option in the Firestorm viewer that I didn’t know was there. Surprising, because – after over 10 years of using Firestorm, and before that, Phoenix, and … Continue reading

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When you’re strange…

Let’s talk for a moment about way back, when the internet was all fresh and still had that smell of new car about it; a time when the Web came neatly packaged on CDs stuck to the covers of computer … Continue reading

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Life in low resolution

Despite our love affair with technology, it doesn’t matter how good, groundbreaking or high-quality it is, unless completely autonomous and self-programming, it will always suffer from one fatal flaw. Whether we’re talking cameras, phones, cars or virtual worlds, even the … Continue reading

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WB!

It was only just in my last post that I refused to try and predict what might happen for SL in 2022, but if I had attempted to do so, I would never in a million years have predicted yesterday’s … Continue reading

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That’s a wrap!

We’ve come to that time of the year when I traditionally review whether or not my predictions for the last 12 months for SL were accurate, and it’s also when I take a punt at guessing what we can expect … Continue reading

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Walking into walls

We’ve seen a great deal of discussion over the years about the learning curve required to get to grips with SL, and in particular, mastering the viewer. Many will argue that this is the single greatest challenge that new users … Continue reading

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I’m not a robot

We were out having a dance at the local club the other day having one of those fairly typical discussions that tend to arise in such situations – you know the sort of topics: Bulldozer fuel, depreciation of assets, dark … Continue reading

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Disruptive technology

Wow… It’s been busy lately! I started jotting down notes for this blog post around a fortnight ago, and that’s as much progress as I’ve been able to make. Similarly, inworld I’ve achieved a bit fat zero in terms of … Continue reading

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Starry, starry night?

Curses! Foiled again! Well, that’s one of the joys of living in a country where the weather almost always manages to conspire to upset the best laid plans. We British have developed a grudging acceptance that whatever the season, the … Continue reading

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