Lexicon

Virtual Reality

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EN (VR) Remember the spectacular 90s TV series VR Troopers? Where a Virtual Reality world was being tormented by horrible monsters? Wow, that show was awful! But it was a good introduction to Virtual Reality, an artificial replica of a real environment or an imaginary setting created by computer programmers. Virtual Reality is very real nowadays, I bet everybody has already seen a VR headset somewhere. So if you get the chance, put on the headset and experience an entirely new world. You will actually feel like you are there. You can walk around, look around and discover new ways of escaping your daily life. We bet VR is going to have a huge future, but be aware of the dangers. It's still an artificial reality, not a real one! Or is it….


NL Herinner je je nog de spectaculaire 90s TV-serie VR Troopers waar een Virtuele Realiteit werd geterroriseerd door monsters? Wauw, geniale special effects. Het was best een goede introductie in Virtual Reality, wat eigenlijk een virtuele wereld is die gebouwd word door programmeurs. VR is very hot and happening dezer dagen. Geen conferentie zonder VR-bril meer te bespeuren. Maar daarom is het niet minder cool. Als je de kans hebt, probeer zeker een een VR-bril uit. Je zal verschieten van de kwaliteit van deze geprogrammeerde wereld. Je kan er zelfs mee interageren, in rondwandelen en de virtuele wereld beïnvloeden. Maar onthoud, het is nog altijd een nep-realiteit. Niet verliefd worden op je Avatar ofzo!

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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