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tv   Projekt Zukunft  Deutsche Welle  December 26, 2020 6:03pm-6:30pm CET

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extraordinary day for germany an important day for the battle against a pandemic of a century that put me in a soviet determined population the hugo polls reveals that 32 percent of respondents want to receive device enough soon as possible another 33 percent want to wait until they see how divisive scene affects other people with 19 percent of those asked and willing to take the job and 16 percent undecided so this is just finished at the core and i think it's a problem because. we need it it's important at the moment. i just you know i don't know i'm thinking about it but it causes an allergic reaction and i have allergies and i have asthma i don't know honestly. of course we have to i'm afraid of corona . one vaccine as some everybody tried before me i don't want to be the 1st to tell you. the chairman has ministry has promised
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a very 1000000 doses of the vaccine will be delivered before the end of the due the vaccine raises hope for many but does crisis is far from over germany near the top doesn't daily death just before christmas but many where we don't face the family reunions could result in a catastrophic 3rd wave in early january. let's get more now from our chief political editor michelle case there hi there michelle as so we just heard in the report on talking about tomorrow sunday the vaccine roll out for germany and the e.u. but it seems that a woman was already vaccinated here in germany today what more can you tell us about that. yes a 101 year old lady was became the 1st one to be vaccinated dozens more within her care home. next and that was in the state of saxony on hold for my initial thought was of course that is a quick way into the history books because the official vaccinations start tomorrow
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many states in fact most states here in germany are in the same position as saxony and health right now they have the doses of vaccine nations the largest states have $9750.00 each and then mostly mobile teams are going to start tomorrow. so how big of a challenge is that distribution question going to be not just in germany but across the whole of the e.u. . it's a big challenge but here early on the federal states were told to have those vaccination centers ready already in mid december and there was a lot of impatience also from the health minister when it took so long to get the vaccination cleared by the european agency that has the say so over all 27 you countries now we're seeing a slow work but largest scale rollout with the minister himself admitting today
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that there simply isn't enough vaccine available yet not for the coming week weeks not even for the coming months and he speaks of this whole thing being over life being able to return to normal some time the 2nd half of 2021 so yes this is an important historic start but this is nowhere near the end of the pandemic so let's get into that a little bit more what does this mean then for the general population. well it means that the general population if you're kind of middle age here in germany like myself and you don't really have a specific condition that brings you up to the top of that line waiting for vaccinations you will still have to stick to those rules you'll probably stay working from home and the big question mark is whether there will indeed be a 3rd wave we are already seeing all stria the neighboring country going into what
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is seen as the 3rd lockdown so when you know when you return to normal and many parents across the country already can see that won't be returning to school anytime soon and we've also read you know that they will be staying at home until at least the 10th of january so while there is this is story breakthrough that is the light at the end of the tunnel visible this is a very long road to any kind of back to normal here in germany and across europe a long road ahead for us all thanks very much michelle for covering that. and let's take a look now at some of the other developments in the pandemic south korea has recorded its 2nd highest daily number of infections since the disease broke out more than 1100 new cases were reported the day after a previous record was set russia has crossed the 3000000 threshold of covert 1000
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cases the country has reported record numbers of cases and deaths nearly every week but a new lock down isn't in sight and in hungary it started off as well it's coronavirus vaccination program just hours after the 1st shipments of the beyond tech pfizer drug arrived in the country the government said its 1st priority is health care workers. and now looking at some of the other stories making headlines in afghanistan 2 police officers were killed in an explosion in kabul when a bomb attached their vehicle blew up officials said a civilian was injured in the attack in a separate blast in the afghan capital left 2 more police officers wounded no one has claimed responsibility. the united nations says 3 peacekeepers from the room do you have been killed and 2 wounded in attacks in the central african republic u.n. back troops have been battling with rebel militia groups and ahead of elections on sunday situation is tense with the government calling in military support from
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russia and rwanda. and in the u.s. where police in nashville tennessee say they believe an explosion which rocked the downtown area was what they're calling an intentional act at least 3 people were injured and there was widespread damage after a motor home exploded in the early hours of christmas morning police in nashville say investigators are looking into possible human remains found near the site of the blast. this aerial footage shows the extent of the damage from the explosion the force of the blast from the recreational vehicle smashed windows and sent to preflighting. luckily the early hour of the day the streets of central nashville were largely empty when the explosion happened police had already arrived on the scene after receiving a phone call reporting gunshots in the area. has also responded they encountered an
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r.v. that had a recording senate a potential bomb but did nate within 15 minutes of says upon hearing that decided to evacuate the buildings nearby one woman tells of a chilling automated message that spared 10 narrow escape it guarded only counting on where their vehicle were worded in the thing manner and here and in portraying them in there well you know we started really gathering our thing back up right back in our theory or i got my turn here rick perry and then another apartment that was all over looking 2nd every year we were all very concerned about all this in the way my 5 year old saying in another apartment that was on the other side of building on the back side overlooking the river and we all where down and got in the car and where investigators are now looking into the possible motive behind the
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explosion i think people will do that was not an accident. and from that little take a little bit of time to get to the bottom of it and i do think it was clearly done when nobody was going to be a room it would be a different message if it was you know 5 pm on a friday. dine time nashville was sealed off and the f.b.i. have appealed to the public for any relevant information. please tell us what you know. we need leads we need your help. president donald trump has been briefed on. it's a tradition that celebrated all over the world over christmas and in prague hundreds of people braved the discomfort of an icy swim in the river to ensure that tradition survived another year despite coronavirus restrictions the alfred mikko demo morial was given a special exemption in its 74th year. 2 degrees outside and i take chattering 6 degrees in the water despite icy conditions
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hundreds of canes swimmers dunk themselves in the vault in prague city center from old timers to teenagers the brave participants celebrated the annual swimming events 74th year and while coronaviruses canceled many sporting activities this traditional mace up was given the green light. this competition has a long tradition and the fame of the competition is so great that the ministry of health decided it was an event worthy of special attention. participants had to present a negative code test in order to compete and avoid by straight touching protocol but the turnout was still strong despite the added obstacles last year there were 433 participants in this year about 323 people registered with. the event is named in honor of swimming in through alfred. he organized progs 1st ever christmas cold
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water swim back in 1923 and his legacy is still convincing people to test their resilience to this day. let's warm up a bit and head over to australia where ecologists are recruiting members of the public for the biggest ever fraud count to see how that species is recovering from this year's devastating fires but they're not relying on sightings of these and fabians rather where they can be heard let's have a listen. it's the sign of a thriving ecosystem the rivets of a for old. love award pfizer ravaged australia earlier this year pushed to some species to the brink of extinction. vicious scale of the destruction made it impossible to scientists to study the impact on very. so they developed a frog id a smartphone app that allows users to be caught and upload frog cause. we
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don't know the long term consequences of these fires we that's why we desperately need more recordings from and more scientists getting in the field and looking at them but it's a little bit of hope 2020 i'll take that where i can thousands are answering the call taking their phones into the great outdoors to take part in the world's biggest frog counts for some recordings of a single species and we can narrow it down quite quickly and so it's it's a common thing that we've heard a lot of in other instances you may have a chorus of. species or more calling at the same time the data is used to plot and track for frog population species by species. it's hopeful findings will lead to a giant leap in our understanding of how frogs respond to fire and have a cover was for smoke has cleared. show
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which and if you like that tech savvy story don't go anywhere because up next we'll be showing shift living in the digital age there's always more news on our website e.w. dot com of course follow us on twitter and instagram actually w news away and look after berlin thanks very much. why are people forced to hide in trucks. 11. there are many reasons to sit next to listen there are many answers little lists and there are
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many stories. little make up your own mind. the elite earth the illegal. w. made for mines. when traveling in the real world becomes difficult devices like these can help with ya goggles we can explore extraordinary places and even travel in time what makes possible i want topic today our ship. up until now we are gorgeous where all the expensive barky required an additional console your devices function independently now and of a little for about $200.00 euros the best results will still achieve but
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permanently installed high end systems though i took a look at different installations for tourists in my hometown. berlin 1964. runs through the heart of the city separating east and west and east german residents are strictly forbidden from crossing the border at the risk of being. due to virtual history allows me yours to experience life in the divided city firsthand and to see how young west berliners helped those in the east escape. this man in this picture is cause mischief and cause that he's my grandfather and in this picture you see him building a tunnel under the burden ball. b.r. goggles bring on tons family legacy to life they let him descend into a virtual shaft like the one his grandfather and other estate agents had built from east to west berlin. 12 meters underground the 145 meter long tunnel under the
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berlin wall took 6 months to complete its super uncomfortable here. to be our director philip sending this is a perfect example for how virtual reality can bring history to life. things have progressed in a way that we now are starting to see historical material processed in a whole new way suddenly old scans can be displayed in a 4 k. or even 8 k. and we are we have the opportunity to expand these world. making it possible to step into historic scenes we've otherwise only known from pictures where newspaper articles with can order the author comforting. gripping tales from the past reconstructed up close and in full color. we are going to. crossing the 1970 s. border at checkpoint charlie is no simple task not even n.p.r. but this installation for bill interests also sees room for in the style she glimpse into former east berlin soon to see. traveling through time is just so
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much fun some developers want to go one step further and used to make history relive a bull how would you like to take part in the march on washington in 1963 when civil rights activist martin luther king held his famous speech. over 80 actors in various p.r. specialists helped to recreate this historic moment in time. you literally marching with the people you're standing there you're looking at you know dr king gave this speech you're looking at every gesture and then looking at him seeing his eyes through you something it becomes very personal while goosebumps unfortunately the home selection for a spectacular view our experiences is still quite limited many can only be tried out with high end equipment especially events on top of that the hardware set up
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for home viewing still comes with a lot of annoying glitches and for many the systems are still too expensive most agree we are still just getting started. heads a virtual reality studio in berlin he says the technology will have its big break soon enough thanks to some exciting innovations in brains it has goggles have improved significantly in the last 2 years last year we experienced a quantum leap forward when prices became affordable and quality rose to arrange the justify the cost of not just want to carry shelf and his partner philip vending produce virtual reality contents recently they organized a v.c.r. event alongside the. the biggest german film festival. to them there's no such thing as one stereotypical b.r. user. this medium has many different types of target viewers there's the classic lean back audience that we know from television if they watch content and like
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being told stories but they're not keen on interacting it's really just about seeing a good story. when you've got the classic gamers who want to interact but who don't necessarily need photo realistic surroundings they're looking for 3 d. generated surroundings ideally live 3 d. generated surroundings that they can manipulate and can when it's and then there's the target audience that's not really looking for entertainment they're mostly from the industrial sector and use the yarn they're designing processes or to create pre-visualization they work in the automotive industry in architecture or in medicine. there for example they can practice new methods of surgery. until i think it's a ford. for years they've been saying the wii our industry has a lot of potential but here's a reality check in 29000 users around the world spend 5700000000 euros on hardware and software sounds like a lot in gaming user spent over 150000000000 euros in the same time span by 2022 but beyond the street is expecting its turnover to rise to 15000000000 euros
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but 1st it needs to improve the whereas it offers still we are let's you travel to places that were impossible to visit before for example world famous construction site unique images from inside the not dam cathedral in paris after it was devastated by a fire in 21000 structures and a high lead concentration in the air made accessing the interior extremely dangerous for humans which is why a 360 degree camera robot is taking over the images it captures can be were viewed with p.r. goggles. we used this robot to get right to the center of the cathedral right under the gaping hole we wouldn't have managed to without the robot but the camera got lucky when i stood in the ruins i was unable to stand under that hole but now i can thanks to b.r. . just
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a few weeks before the fire filmmakers cloying australia and victor argue no one had finished shooting a 3 d. documentary on the world famous church. after the fire we realized we had captured a moment and not history that we could now give back to the public. by combining film material from before the fire with new images recording the damage the fire had caused the 2 filmmakers have now produced a 2nd documentary rebuilding the dam accompanies the reconstruction of the famous church. one of the kinds depictions of the. interior. these images are extraordinary they were filmed in virtual reality so in $360.00 degrees with a very high definition and in 3 d. that creates a separate image for the left and right eye each makes you feel like you're really . there using. virtual reality goggles let you
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independently explore the cathedral in this 16 minute long film censorious enable you to navigate through the building freely using your own body movements but the experience is strictly limited to v.r. in the real world the top down is currently still closed to visitors. giving users the feeling of being in the midst of it all that's the goal for virtual reality and the more senses come into use the more real the experience will seem we've had a look at the installation which offers a unique acoustic experience listening to music just the way it sounded when composer johanns about headed performed in the 18th century. chapel it's. a mystical place for bach fans around the world down $774.00 this painting was all that was left of it. now it's been rebuilt in virtual reality.
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prints for the architecture and sound composition were kept is faithful to the original as possible. as it happens to him birth chapel is almost like atlantis kind of like a sunken place of longing for a box for years i dreamt of recreating the hamill's berg so others could experience it and that dream has finally come true about some of. those performed on historic instruments in the echo free room at the technical university. that the sound could later be adjusted to fit the chapels accused of the work and sounds just like it did in past times. for ya can make dreams come true. i've always wanted to be a crocodile for instance. what's it like to be a cayman gliding down the amazon river. for
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a tree frog hopping from limb to limb. in this virtual reality installation participants can take on the lives of 5 different animals. oh that's my favorite animal is the vampire bat it's so cuddly and i love the way it's. experience has been recreated you get to fly through the rain forest by night and with the bats night vision it's simply amazing. you know kluger and her team at the interactive media foundation company in berlin designed this me our installation they recreated $400.00 hectares of brazil's to local market national park in the amazon rain forest the whole project took over a year 7500 plants alone had to be individually drawn and programmed the installation is now touring museums around the world. and.
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we wanted to create an emotional experience that you can delve right into we want to viewers to enjoy themselves and become interested in the animals in the way they experience the world and i must say it's working or we've had lots of people asking us is it really true that the poison dart frog sees those crazy colors it down how did you find that out or where can we learn more. before. passing our knowledge with virtual reality works especially well when the experience is impressive as flying over the rain forest. what is on offer is getting more and more spectacular even if there's still room for improvement i think there's work to be done on graphics and resolution the greatest challenge for the industry will be to make the goggles lighter and more mobile this
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thing here for example this just a bit too bulky even for me i suppose of the industry say so this will be a thing of the past. in the near future we won't have these anymore and instead we'll have real glasses that look like the glasses we know now fashionable accessories about with lenses that either stay transparent and display additional information or ones that can darken your vision comply. chose something else in a closed off space. i'm curious to see what will happen what about your experiences with what devices do you use and what do you still want to experience in virtual reality that is not on you tube facebook or d.w. dot com that's it from me thank you so you will.
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