Spatial News™ #020
This week we're all about a Web3 smorgasbord (Blockchain, Token Economics, DAOs, DeFi, NFTs) & merging emerging tech (Blockchain + IoT; Drones + AR; AI + 3D rendering), & more!
Welcome, consumers of Spatial News™! It’s the big 2-0! We’re not teens anymore, woo-hoo! “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”―J.R.R. Tolkien
In the name of being diligent with new and emerging technologies, we present a
As a starter, here’s one
Free YT Course on Blockchain
Coming right up. This is followed by a taste of DeFi with some visual appeal.
“Decentralized finance eliminates intermediaries by allowing people, merchants, and businesses to conduct financial transactions through emerging technology [like blockchain]. This is accomplished through peer-to-peer financial networks that use security protocols, connectivity, software, and hardware advancements.”
Thanks to Anthony Day for sharing the image below.
And because that was just a taste, here is a
If this just whet your appetite and you really want to dig in here is
Another Free YT Course on Token Economics
Finally, to give you a bit of acid reflux here is a list of
to avoid getting egg on your face.
If you want to cook up a project (something not scammy), here’s a way to create your own NFT dish (or 10,000 NFTs of dishes). Thanks to Maximilian Moehring for sharing! (A V2 might be on the horizon though.)
Fun factoid: French toast is supposed to be made with day-old bread.
Oldies but Goodies:
“Anarky Labs is creating a disruptive user experience for professional drone pilots using Augmented Reality.” This article was written a little over a year ago. Follow the links in the article and check out how far they’ve come since then...
Image courtesy of Anarky Labs
By now, this is two weeks old, but what if you actually missed it?
“[This research] could be as important to 3D as digital cameras and JPEG compression have been to 2D photography — vastly increasing the speed, ease and reach of 3D capture and sharing.”
The tech can be used to train robots or self-driving cars and in architecture and entertainment to generate digital representations of real environments quickly.
Next up, we find out how blockchain tech could help secure Internet of Things (IoT) networks, but if you’re not familiar with the technology or want a refresher, here’s a good guide.
“IoT devices are characterized by their ability to gather data on their surroundings, share this data with other electronic devices, and ultimately, help the end-user gain information, solve an issue, or complete a task […]
[T]he technology is now being used to create larger ecosystems such as smart homes and smart cities. If you read your emails through a voice-controlled virtual assistant, measure your steps and heartbeat with a smartwatch, or control your security system through your mobile phone, you’re benefiting from IoT solutions daily.”
Thanks to Giorgio Torre for sharing this article!
IoT has some major vulnerabilities such as,
- Outdated firmware
- Weak authentication
- Insecure communication
- Lack of device management
- Risk of service interruption
”Core blockchain technologies can potentially enhance both the security and performance of IoT networks by providing data immutability, decentralization, and smart contracts.”
Image courtesy of apriorit.com
The above article is jam-packed with info both on IoT and Blockchain, so read on.
“Eyes on Estonia” is coming up this Thursday! You can watch while you eat (if it’s a meal time where you are when you watch).
Thank you for joining us, valuers of food, cheer, and song! You are spatial!
P.S. Don’t forget to take our Future Technologies Usage Survey 2022 for a chance to get some random NFTs!