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Uncanny Valley: Short Film Shows Possible VR Future

At first, Uncanny Valley looks like the old, clichéd trope of future video game addicts essentially becoming drug addicts, living in flophouses and waiting for their next virtual reality fix. Then, it veers off into some extremely interesting territory. Check it out and soak in some of the implications...

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Autonomous Vehicles in Jax: Jump in the Front Seat

Jump in the front seat. And just sit back. Self-driving cars were in Jacksonville this past week at the Florida Department of Transportation's third annual Florida Automated Vehicles Summit at the Hyatt Regency downtown.

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You Don’t Have to Decide Between Security & Compassion

Travis Trice, church organizer and resettlement manager for World Relief Jacksonville writes about his work with refugees. He shares of the successes of resettling families into the United States and explains how we are not compromising safety when being a safe space.

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The Next Silicon Valley: Jacksonville?

Few cities in the U.S. today offer the rich history and bright future of Jacksonville. Settled by European colonists in the 1500s, Jacksonville is now transforming itself into a vibrant hub for businesses, technology, and entrepreneurial vision. While Metro Jacksonville believes things are a bit more...

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Arash Kamiar: Interview with Councilman Tommy Hazouri

Tommy Hazouri is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives. He is the third mayor of Jacksonville after consolidation and an eight year member of the Duval County School board. He was recently elected as an At-Large City Councilman, Group 3.

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Arash Kamiar: Interview with Susie Wiles

Susie Wiles has a long list of accomplishments. She led the conservation efforts in Jacksonville while working as Chief of Staff for Mayor John Delaney. She was the pivotal force for bringing together the Jacksonville Journey during Mayor John Peyton's Administration. Gov. Rick Scott recruited her to...

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A new office tower for JEA coming soon?

We've recently learned that the downtown campus the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), once gleefully proclaimed a Christmas present to JEA, is now viewed as a crumbling albatross. To rid itself of the imposing liability, the JEA is moving forward with study to determine if it should retrofit, move,...

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