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The state of VR

Look up “VR experiences near me” and you may be surprised at what you find. There’s even a library hosting a casual game of Pictionary in virtual reality in Millbrae. When first-gen virtual reality headsets were introduced back in the spring of 2016 an anticipated revolution was underway. But it’s been slow going to become as mainstream as anticipated. For the average person, the headsets are still expensive, which is why you see more organizations, arcades and companies hosting VR experiences. Will wearing a headset become as pervasive as walking around with a smart phone in your pocket?  We caught…

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What problem do you want to solve?

It’s a question we should ask ourselves and ask our children instead of asking what do you want to be when you grow up.   Educating the next generation of leaders requires new innovative approaches and as the school year draws to a close we reached out to Jaime Casap, the education evangelist at Google who spoke at Harvest Summit last year, to catch up and hear what’s new and next.   Let’s start with a lighting round: What did you want to be when you grew up? Movie Director And now the question we should be asking, what problem…

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5 Reasons to tell your friend what a Blockchain is

Blockchain is one of the most talked about, buzz worthy and often misunderstood technology developments of the year. Which is exactly the reason why we programmed a 75 min session for our cross-industry delegates to learn more and talk about the transformative potential of this open and distributed ledger system. Blockchain challenges our need for institutional systems potentially disintermediating everything from banks to insurance brokers. Trust of a third party to conduct and verify a transaction no longer has to be placed in the hands of a third party. Instead it’s directly into the hands of those transacting on the…

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Looking at the Future of Food with Dustin Valette

Time. It’s a precious commodity in today’s society. Food. It’s a staple of life. We all have to eat. At Harvest Summit we think it’s about time to recognize our always on, mobile way of life has changed how we look at food. Shopping, cooking and sharing a meal has changed dramatically. What will the future of food look like? We sat down with Harvest Council Member Dustin Valette, Chef/Proprietor of Valette Restaurant here in Healdsburg, to get his thoughts. What’s the big picture? I find people today care more than ever about where their food comes from. It’s not…

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