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Peridot Acquisition Corp (PDAC) is a SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) that is targeting “opportunities and companies that focus on environmentally sound infrastructure, industrial applications and disruptive technologies that eliminate or mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and/or enhance resilience to climate change, a thematic that we refer to as Mitigation and Adaptation.”

Peridot’s team consists of experts in the energy space. Members of the team also have had working relationships with President-elect Biden.

From extreme environmental events to global instability, climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet. President-elect Biden has expressed that there is no greater challenge facing our country.


MicroVision: Who are they?

The keys to the future are being held by an older company that was always ahead of its time. MicroVision, founded in 1993, is most famous for their microelectromechanical systems (MEMs) and laser beam scanning (LBS) technology. When combined, MEMs and LBS utilize red, green, and blue lasers in conjunction with two mirrors that sweep in multiple directions to create images in 3D space. MicroVision is the leader in this technology due to the size, weight, and power of the module they created.

Why does any of this matter?

In The Future is Faster Than You Think, Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler suggest that the next…


An illustration that showcases an example of augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality.
An illustration that showcases an example of augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality.

I got into User Experience Design (UX) because I wanted to take what I knew about psychology and use it to create intuitive and engaging products. Over the last few years, I have learned that the field of UX necessitates an understanding of not only psychological principles, but ethical ones as well. One emerging technology that I have been exploring — spatial computing — demonstrates the need to protect users’ privacy and data.

In the book The Infinite Retina, the authors define spatial computing as “technology that brings computing to every surface.” …


A picture of an apple pie on a plate with a slice cut out
A picture of an apple pie on a plate with a slice cut out
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Tell me if this story sounds familiar to you. You just wrapped up a design in Sketch -a design that took you hours, and now you want to bring it to life. Sketch’s built-in prototyping tool doesn’t allow you to create all the interactions you want and when you import your design in other prototyping tools your beautiful masterpiece is far from beautiful.

You already refined your design in Sketch and the thought of having to redo/edit the work in another tool makes you cringe (or want to cry). You work fast, so slowing down to redo work is not…

James Soldinger

UX Researcher | Designer | soldingerux.com | @JamesSoldinger

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