Information Systems Integration – Tony Messina

Jason Randolph

Hyperloop Transit

Elon Musk, the owner of The Boring Company, is changing the mission of this company to something exciting. Developing underground Hyperloop Transit that prioritizes pedestrians and cyclists, allowing them to transport to 1,000’s of different locations efficiently. The idea is to load customers onto transit cars the size of a parking space, indicated by dotted areas in the urban environment. These locations are close to generally popular destinations where pedestrians travel. The single-car model would be a major disruptive innovation against the current subway system. Elon Musk is well known for saying that his model will totally replace the current subway-style model.

This model carries many different stop locations that are very small instead of large stop locations that are few in number. A key benefit of this model is that it’s also very high speed resulting pedestrians reaching their location fast. Check out this extended video showing the Hyperloop Transit’s abilities: Extended Video

In my opinion, I am very excited about this. I like fact that we can travel faster and add variety to our choice of destinations. Please comment your thoughts!

Full Article: Elon Musk shares updated pedestrian-first Boring Co. Hyperloop transit plan

Google’s Predictive Internet

Staying on top of the competition is one of Google’s main goals. It’s the newest method to doing this is incorporating predictive applications into all of its services. In order to make life even easier and less time consuming, Google is starting to text, web surf, and photo edit for you without you having to lift a finger! This adds a new system to their system architecture. We are starting to see this with Google’s Predictive Conversation. Applications like Gmail now contain smart replies that write a response email just by pushing one button. These responses are short and concise but still takes into account your writing style to give the other person you’re conversing with a personal feel. The next application in progress is Predictive Web surfing. Google’s changing the way we browse by adding preloaded links to the front of your google page, filled with all of your favorite links. This makes surfing the internet faster and returning to previous pages easier. The most interesting feature about this is the option to click a button similar to the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button and it will take you to each of your most visited websites. Lastly, Google is looking to integrate Predictive Photo Editing. This application will allow picture you take to automatically be edited in the most common ways you like to edit. Another feature allows you to created animations and collages of a person or group of people with just a few clicks, greatly cutting the time that it normally takes to make these down.

Do you guys want to see this, or do you think it’s unnecessary? Please comment your thoughts!

See Full Article: Predictions About Google’s Predictive Internet

Virtual Reality Fading For Developers While AR Holds Steady

Virtual reality is continuously battling against augmented reality. The complexity of creating VR games has caused the overall amount of game releases to decline. In comparison, AR game releases are remaining steady. VR is the only medium that ensures that users will be fully immersed in what they play. It’s literally impossible to look away or do other activities. The biggest weakness of the VR headset is also its immersion because it separates the user from the real world completely. AR games are used to incorporate and enhance the world around you, but lack in its execution.

Top 8 VR and AR headsets

  1. 33% — HTC Vive
  2. 26% — Oculus Rift
  3. 20% — Sony PlayStation
  4. 18% — Microsoft HoloLens
  5. 11% — Samsung Gear VR
  6. 10% — Magic Leap
  7. 9% — Google Daydream
  8. 5% — Google Cardboard

Do you agree with this? Should we branch gaming into VR and AR headsets or will this be another short-term trend?

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