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NBA Top Shot twitter slogan says: “Witness history. Own the plays. Officially licensed by @nba & @thenbpa. Bringing Basketball to ⛓. Built on @flow_blockchain.” NBA Top Shot (twitter) @nba_topshot

Top Shots are officially licensed by the NBA. NBA Top Shots what is it? It’s a little weird to explain if you haven’t heard of this before, its like trading cards that you can buy, but each card has a video, and each trading card has a unique serial number, that serial number is it’s nft that is stored on the blockchain, and these cards are released in limited sets so if you buy one you own that moment.

A moment could be a when a player makes 3 point shot, or dunks the ball. Each moment (on video) is…

We interview Emma the CEO of Digitalax, to learn why NFT underpins Digital Fashion, Art, and how this ties into WebXR, Virtual Reality, 3D Volumetric Capture, Lidar RGB Fusion, affects future Neuroscience research, defines future digital economies, the tools, the news, and some research.

Digitalax X News

Written by Micah Blumberg with major contributions from Cecile Tamura and Emma-Jane MacKinnon-Lee from Digitalax.

Micah Blumberg, and Cecile Tamura from Silicon Valley Global News interviewed Emma from Digitalax.


I follow many artists on social media, and one day on of my favorite artists, a Virtual Reality Artist named Anna Zhilyaeva (who is world famous) posted that she had sold her first ever NFT for $24,593. For the VR communities on social media this was big news. You could make a painting in Tilt Brush and auction it as an NFT for potentially thousands of dollars!

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This new research may impact companies like Numenta, Google, Facebook, Deepmind, Tesla, OpenAI, and the way neural networks are designed in the future.

Article by Micah Blumberg

The concept of synaptic unreliability that is a foundation for computational neuroscience, spike timing models, and deep neural networks is fundamentally undermined by the mathematical proof of widespread MVR (multi-vesicular release) in neocortical synapses.

Background: “Impact of synaptic unreliability on the information transmitted by spiking neurons” “This suggests that synapses represent the primary bottleneck limiting the faithful transmission of information through cortical circuitry.” “The postsynaptic neuron can be viewed as an input-output element that converts the input spike trains from many presynaptic neurons into a single-output spike train. This input-output transformation is the basic computation…

News at CES 2021: Vection Technologies Ltd’s offering is software that works in real time to adapt your existing CAD software to work in cutting edge VR & XR headsets. Vection also integrates with Nvidia’s Cloud XR 2.0 for 5G streaming (of CAD models) to any headset.

Article written by Micah Blumberg, with help from Cecile Tamura in interviewing the company.

At CES 2021 Silicon Valley Global News spoke to Gabriele Sorrento the Director of Vection Technologies which is located in San Francisco on Market St (and is able to meet local partners) and recently acquired Mindesk (where Gabriele is the CEO) Vection integrates a user interface between the CAD programs used by engineers and designers across the world with the Microsoft Hololens 2, Varjo XR-1 and Varjo XR-3

Watch the whole interview here:

Watch the whole interview above ^

You can still interact with your…

Varjo’s fusion algorithm is combining volumetric capture (lidar) with video, with Nvidia’s deep learning optical flow algorithm, to capture the world in real time (90fps) allowing holoportation (like teleportation through someone else’s eyes) across the planet.

Story by Micah Blumberg (with help from Cecile Tamura), Silicon Valley Global News.

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Varjo is combining lidar and video to do high resolution depth capture that goes beyond what can be done with lidar alone. This process allows really stable pixel perfect depth capture at 90 fps, for things like real time holoportation to take you to other places on the planet in VR or XR. When combined with 3D Semantic Segmentation the possibilities are mind-expanding.

Varjo uses the full field of view lidar on their new XR-3 headset (with the same fov for the lidar as the video) 108…

To find out more about Facebook Horizon I interviewed Paige Dansinger, a VR artist, who was involved with creating art & experiences in the early pre-alpha version of Horizon up until the present moment.

Article by Micah Blumberg, Journalist & Software Engineer

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Facebook Horizon combines the massive multiplayer online world building such as seen in games like Minecraft & Roblox, with visual game scripting seen in the popular VR app Rec Room, and the online social chat experiences of apps like AltSpace & VR Chat. All in one.

100,000 Deaths by May 20th, 2020 (no less than 90,000, probably not more than 109,000 with the worst case scenario being 117,000.)

New Coronavirus Death Rate Prediction Model for the USA by Micah Blumberg

The 28 day average daily death rate from April 06 to May 04 is 2076. If the death rate increases by 2000 a day, which is between a low daily death increase rate of 1,500 and a high daily death increase rate of 2,500, then we may hit 100,000 deaths in the United States by May 20th.

If the next 2 weeks are like the past 28 days then we ought to cross the 100,000 death count in the USA by May 20th, 2020.

Interestingly my predictions…

Why I predict that humanity is within a week or within a few weeks of discovering an effective treatment for Covid-19 disease.

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A news & analysis of the research and therapeutics around the Covid-19 disease and the Sars-CoV-2 virus’s impact on human biology written up by Micah Blumberg, Neurohacker, Journalist, and WebXR A-Frame Software Architect at Silicon Valley Global News

Chapter 1: The main attack vectors

First thing to know is that when someone is infected with Sars-Cov-2 there are two main receptor paths for it to attack your cells ACE2 and CD147.

Blood cells and the endothelium have the ACE2 receptor, and T-cells (your immune cells) have the CD147-spike protein.


Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)[5] is an enzyme attached to the outer surface (cell membranes) of…

On May 4 for example I predict that the death total in the USA will be 119,300

Very short article by Micah Blumberg, Journalist, Neurohacker, Software Developer.

I would bet that the Federal stay at home guidelines are slowing down the rate of doubling, but the death total numbers are still doubling, and that is troubling.

Before I get to the death count numbers and my predictions I want to point out that as of 4/17 we have 710,272 total cases, 100,685 closed cases, 609,587 active cases, a closed case death rate of 37 percent, which suggests that when those 609,587 active cases close 37 percent will be dead. That’s 225,547 people dead from just the case…

Coronavirus cases worldwide climb to half a million today: with a million Covid-19 disease cases expected as early as Sunday March 29th. What is the fastest way to restart the global economy? In this article I will make the argument that governments need to order corporations to make billions of full body hazmat suits and train workers to correctly operate them. When workers are dressed like Vladimir Putin in this photo below they can go back to work, and no one will die.

A news analysis of the coronavirus economic impact by Micah Blumberg, Neurohacker, Journalist, and WebXR A-Frame Software Architect at Silicon Valley Global News

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Judging by this photo alone Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be smarter than most other world leaders.

Right now the major situation that is contributing to exponential sickness and death in the United States and in the Western world has everything to do with the fact that we did not and still do not have enough supplies to deal with this crises.

Silicon Valley Global News: VR, AR, WebXR, 3D Semantic Segmentation AI, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Brain Machine Interfaces, Light Field Video, Drones

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