How startups are using XR to disrupt how we work, learn, and play

Emerging technologies such as AI, robotics, IoT, blockchain, and machine learning are hitting our organizations in high gear by increasing our ability to process data, create products, and automate repetitive tasks.

Andy Lurling, the founding partner of the impact-driven VC firm, LUMO Labs It is believed that this change will pave the way for us to find new and better solutions to some of the biggest problems of society.

“If you want to create social impact fast, then technology is the way. For example, with AI and data, you can find patterns very quickly and come up with a thousand options that will take people years to work. “

But in our ‘data-driven’ era, there is a technology that (ironically) can help us humanize the future of technology.

XR technology is based on mixing our senses to enhance the human experience. This not only helps make the experience more realistic, but also makes it more personal and emotional.

For example, take a digital twin of a city, where you can see all the possibilities instead of immediately looking at a spreadsheet. You may ask yourself ‘what will be the effect of having 10,000 less ambulances in the city?’ If you instead simulate the experience of being there, it will trigger another part of your brain where emotion is also involved. “

“In a spreadsheet, it’s just a number but if you’re in a VR where you can see the real impact, then you might have another result,” he said.

Talking with Lurling at ISE’s Udaya Spotlight Event XR in today’s reality, He shared five examples of startups in industries that are using the power of XR to solve some of society’s biggest challenges.