Cleveland plays key role in virtual reality, voice-activated technologies: Tech Czar Talk

Story excerpt provided by The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Written by Michael C. DeAloia.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — There are a number of controversial technologies that are vying for our attention these days, but two seem to be on the verge of immediate change. Virtual reality and voice-activated technologies are the hot tech du jour. And Cleveland is unexpectedly playing a key role in both.

Visualizing NASA. The overlooked NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is a world-class research and economic development engine. The campus includes more than 150 buildings that offer a dynamic collection of labs and test facilities. The facility was originally built in 1941 on Lewis Field as part of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. NASA was formed on July 29, 1958, during the Eisenhower administration. Soon thereafter, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics was merged into NASA.

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Originally published November 5, 2017.

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