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Elena Piech is usually the production talent on the other side of the microphone, but for episode 10 of the Minerals Manhattan Project I sat down with her to talk about the advanced technology related to augmented and virtual reality.

Especially during this period of lockdown and quarantine, people are getting more and more accustomed to living greater parts of their lives online. Zoom has become a household name, and every person you know using a virtual background or filter has incorporated augmented reality into their daily lives.

Elena and I discuss the impacts that going virtual will have on multiple industries, especially on conferences and other events that are usually in person.

We talk through the physical supply chains for these advanced technologies, and how Covid19 actually disrupted the ability to get ahold of VR headsets. Elena shares her insight on why even technology-savvy people don't grasp that the metals and materials that make up their devices started in a mine.

A timely look at how the virtual world is becoming increasingly more important in our lives.


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