50 years of BMW art car is on display in AR with the collection being added to the Acute Art app. Featuring world renowned artists from past years such as Jeff Koons, Esther Mahlangu, and Roy Lichtenstein, you'll be able to see virtual interpretations of BMW as a canvas for the artist's vision.
The legal term "bad actor" (though villain is another good word) definitely applies to any company violating the privacy of individuals in collecting sensitive information or measurements without the user's consent. This article is an update on court cases initiated by the Electronic Frontier Foundation regarding Clearview's face surveillance program. The program helps law enforcement identify people based on social media and online photos within a database they created from scraping Facebook, YouTube, and other online platforms. Yes, that sounds very dystopian, and that's what one of their early investors told the New York Times back in 2020.
Way back in issue 6 we mentioned Unity's commitment to supporting OpenXR, and this week Facebook announced it will deprecate its proprietary Oculus APIs in favor of industry standard OpenXR. Facebook's idea of being a Metaverse company in 5 years aside, this shows a commitment to collaboration and partnership we hope to see in other companies contributing to the connected ecosystem we will need for the first version of a Metaverse to become a reality.