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Are Men Posing As Women To Make Thousands Of Dollars As Exotic Dancers In The Metaverse?

Juicy J’s “Bandz A Make Her Dance” seems to be taking on an entirely new meaning as exotic dancers have been proposed to enter the metaverse. You read that right. No longer are adult entertainment venues constricted to some of the famous names touted by Drake — Tootsie’s, Magic City, and King of Diamonds. One company presented the idea of people sitting in the comfort of their homes and making it rain in the metaverse. But how is this possible?

Josh Rodgers

Oct 6, 2022

StatusPRO Secures Naomi Osaka, LeBron James & More Sports Industry Leaders As Key Investors

StatusPRO continues to go against the status quo! As previously reported by AfroTech, the sports technology and gaming company combines player data and XR (augmented and virtual reality) to create a suite of training and fan engagement products for enterprise and consumers. Founded by Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins and Troy Jones, StatusPRO is a part of the less than one percent of Black entrepreneurs who receive funding from traditional venture capital firms. Plus, they have announced a list of strategic investors made up of industry leaders that will join KB Partners, TitletownTech, Greycroft, Verizon Ventures, Haslam Sports Group, 49ers Enterprises and SC Holdings. “Besides the immense credibility our new investors bring to the business, they have proven the value of creating companies and brands that prioritize empowerment, diversity of thought, experience, and culture,” said StatusPRO Chief Executive Officer, Troy Jones, in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “These are some...

Shanique Yates

Nov 12, 2021

How VR gloves are helping the visually impaired experience some of the world's greatest art

‘Touching Masterpieces’ is an incredible VR experience that allows the blind and visually impaired to experience some of the world’s greatest art through a pair of gloves. Art has been around for centuries, but that doesn’t mean it has been accessible. Many take for granted the ability to view sculptures, paintings and photographs. But for the visually impaired or blind, that hasn’t been an option. Previously, without visuals, there was only opportunity to experience art through audio descriptions. Now there’s finally an answer for the millions of people who haven’t been able to see sculptured masterpieces. NeuroDigital has been working in the VR space to replicate some of the world’s most highly regarded sculptures. They set out to make 3D models of art including The Head of Nefertiti by Thutmose, Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch and even David by Michelangelo.  Through laser scans of the originals, they were able to replicate the masterpieces. Users can then put on haptic...

Christine Cauthen

May 10, 2018