Sydney Meetup: Leading Experts on Wearables, AR and VR in the Future of Sex
Come along to meet other interesting “sex futurists” in the area!
Join us at our third FutureofSex.net meetup for a thought-provoking and entertaining evening on how new technologies are changing the way humans have sex, featuring world-leading experts Ben Moir and Scott O’Brien.
Come from 5:30pm for drinks and conversation, hear from our experts around 6:30-7:00pm, and stay afterwards to chat with other sex futurists in our Future of Sex community. Click here for full FREE registration details.
Meet our two experts and learn what they’ll be discussing at the event.
Ben Moir: Wearables and the Future of Sex
We might be curious about the rise of Tinder and how it has changed the nature of hookups and sex, but what about when you can connect with anyone in the world and have an intimate relationship?
We are entering an age where technology will allow us to experience the emotions and feelings of people on the other side of the planet. What happens when you create a mashup of Oculus Rift VR, Fundawear, Emotive, and Tinder? Let’s meet up in the traditional sense, face to face, to discuss the possibilities!
Watch the video below to learn more about Fundawear.
Ben (aka Mr Wolf) is an engineer who was born to solve problems. He turned his focus to management 10 years ago because people are infinitely more complex and fun than computers and tech. He lives a double life: during the day he runs Snepo Research, a gun team of programmers and designers based locally in Surry Hills; at night he runs wearable tech company We:eX, based in New York with Billie his co-founder and in-house fashion designer. Ben lives by the motto, you can sleep when you’re dead…
Visit the We:eX to check out the exciting projects Ben is working on, including the Fox Alert Shirt for footy fans and Navigate, a line of location-enabled apparel.
Scott O’Brien: Assisting Sexual Expression with Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
For the stressed and ageing population, off the shelf drugs have become a hero in the modern world of sexual expression. So how can assistive technology via Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and wearables rival off the shelf drugs?
How has the incubation of various technologies, originally purposed for space through to crowdfunded multi-sensory hardware for games and medical uses, ended up helping able-bodied and disabled people live better lives? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder or will it be a less poetic, yet tantalisingly accessible direct neural interface?
As an Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) pioneer since 2009, and delivering what is still to this day the world’s most sophisticated cinematic AR eyewear experience, Scott O’Brien has been moving AR and VR from “magic show” to functional use cases and mass adoption. These days he consults worldwide under Augmented Reality OMG and organises AR, VR, wearables, and IoT events, creating amazing experiences.
Watch the video below from our 2014 Meetup to hear Scott’s fascinating views on how the “huggable Internet” is changing the game for remote sex.