Author

Michael Thomas
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Sr Systems Architect

Michael Thomas, Senior Systems Architect in SAS R&D. He is the author of three books, several papers for SAS Global Forum and several articles. He is also a long time member of the SAS Chess Club. He is on twitter: @mike_d_thomas

Data Visualization
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Immersive analytics: yes or no?

I’m drawn to immersive analytics (IA) because it covers areas I’ve been looking at since 2012, and have been publishing on since early 2014, like virtual reality and data worlds. I’m retroactively applying the cool new term IA (not to be confused with AI for artificial intelligence) to all of my activities

Internet of Things
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Reality++ fueled by IoT

It's an exciting time for reality! We've been technologically enhancing reality for a long time -- eye glasses, telescopes, binoculars, microscopes, photography, moving pictures, live streaming video over the Internet, etc. But whether it's augmented reality, virtual reality or somewhere in between, a new wave of eye wear technology is

Advanced Analytics
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Big data in your face

If you've followed technology news in the last few weeks, you've probably seen a proliferation of awestruck faces wearing blacked out goggles, similar to the image I'm using here. The goggles are Oculus Rift immersive VR headsets, and the news is the $2 billion dollar acquisition of Oculus by Facebook.