I attended my first TEDx event last weekend at TEDxEastEnd in London. It was a privilege to listen to such a variety of incredible people speak about big ideas, such as:
- Mobile technology bringing modern healthcare to rural Africa
- The global issue of Honour Violence – violent acts committed to defend the honour of a family or community
- How global open source satellite networks are revolutionising responses to disasters
- Cultural intelligence, and why we need this in a globally interconnected world
One presentation struck me in particular. It was delivered by David Sackman, the CEO of a company that develops Virtual Reality (VR) technology. VR is a computer generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment, which can be explored and interacted with by the user. The user wears a special electronic helmet/mask that has a screen on the inside and noise-cancelling headphones. These products are becoming more and more accessible today as we make technological advances and as the technology becomes cheaper.