Nearly every sports team plays in facilities carrying a corporate brand, such as Lumen Field, the home of the Seattle Seahawks, or T-Mobile Park, the Mariners’ home field. Not the Seattle Kraken. The most recent team to be added to the National Hockey League plays in The Climate Pledge Arena.
Although I cover primarily corporate technology, sports technology has always interested me. At the recent CES consumer electronics show that I attended, I was looking for interesting tech that can change how people play and compete. Here are my top five picks with one bonus failure.
Major League Baseball kicked off a Virtual Ballpark experience for a Sept. 20 game between the Angels and Rays that uses startling 3D graphics to depict baseball games in real time.
Built in partnership with British metaverse company Improbable, it’s not without its early bugs, since the Virtual Ballpark UI was a little choppy. But like anything new, the experience should get better over time.
HP Inc. just released its first annual study exploring the relationship between employees and work, particularly the gap between evolving work expectations and reality, and that gap is surprisingly wide on a range of drivers for a healthy relationship.
There is currently a tremendous amount of interest in quantum computing, which can potentially solve some of the world’s biggest problems. However, despite the feverish efforts of cloud providers, hardware manufacturers, and software industry, quantum computing is still on the drawing board.