Many of you may have already seen the last lecture of Professor Randy Pausch, a virtual reality pioneer and professor at Carnegie Melon University. Randy gave this lecture after learning that he had only a few months to live due to pancreatic cancer.
This incredibly upbeat, dynamic and humorous lecture is worthy of the 1 hr. and 16-minute presentation time. Or you can view the abbreviated version of key life lessons that appeared on Oprah.
Not only is the content inspiring, I feel the details on how Pausch taught virtual reality programming are very applicable to future geospatial work. The parallels between virtual reality, gaming and serious simulation will evaporate as we build out more realistic models.