VR Conference

Abstergo finished its virtual reality (VR) conference today in San Francisco, CA. Many VR developers came together to discuss issues and advances in virtual reality applications. Some of the topics included: The Future of Healthcare: Creating VR/AR for Patients & Doctors, Hybrid Reality: A New Paradigm for Astronaut Training, Beyond Games: VR as the Next Mass Medium (Presented by HTC VIVE – VIVEPORT) and, What Really Happens When You Put VR in Schools.

There is interest in moving beyond personal entertainment and into the fields of medicine and business. Using VR as a tool to assist in complicated surgical procedures, treating psychological illness such as depression or addiction, VR-based job interviews, social media expansion, crime scene investigation, and education are just some of the possible applications beyond gaming.

Mobile VR applications are being worked on within the world of gaming, but for the moment, the use of VR is limited to confined spaces.

Defense Against Drones

Over the past few years our facilities have come under attack from hackers trying to gain access to our countless research projects. However, these attacks have made us more resilient and allowed us to keep up to date on our cyber security. Nowadays, a new technology that is rapidly advancing in accessibility, maneuverability, and tactics is posing a new threat to our company’s security. Drones, while a useful and fun tool, can pose a serious threat. Abstergo has developed technology to build invisible security fences around a facility to keep drones from flying in, and hackers out. These walls can be used to protect remote radio towers, power substations, and so much more. With refinement, this technology has the potential to go beyond static objects, like buildings, to be applied to moving vehicles such as cars and planes.

Here is an example of how a car can be hacked:

2016 update

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Abstergo and its affiliates have had a great year thus far and would like to share some accomplishments with you.

  • We have successfully taken virtual reality to the next level by using it in medical applications, such as helping autistic children interact and learn visual facial cues.
  • We have also launched home DNA testing kits for people wishing to dive deeper into their ancestry.
  • We are also using genetics to better determine cancer. Studies have shown that cancer behaves differently in different races.
  • No doubt you have heard of our latest astronomical success. Juno is now orbiting the planet Jupiter and will soon begin investigating the planet to find out more about its evolutionary history.
  • In December Abstergo Entertainment will premier its first feature length film.

We are always busy at Abstergo and will continue to strive to make the world a better place.

Want to know more about these projects? Let us know, and we will be happy to give you more information.

Abstergo: Live Better

 

New design

As you probably have seen the design of Abstergo has changed. The old, colorful design which was used to promote Abstergo Entertainment and its products won’t be used for the whole company in the future. Instead we use a new version of the old Abstergo Industries logo that finds a use in the upcoming movie of our subsidiary. Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed Movie Trailer

By now most of you have seen the trailer that has Forbs saying “The First ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie Trailer Is Mercifully Excellent”. The movie is set to release December 21, 2016 and was filmed in locations such as Malta, London and Spain. Filming began on August 31, 2015 and is expected to continue into October. With new characters set in the world from our popular game series, this movie will be sure to give you a good look into the shadowy world of the evil assassins, with big names like Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch / Aguilar, Jeremy Irons portraying our lovely CEO Alan Rikkin. However, our staff at Abstergo Entertainment could not help but put themselves right into the movie, somewhat to the dismay of our PR representatives. We feel, however, that people will continue to support our efforts to improve lives in spite of misrepresentations and fictional tales of our practices.

Though outside influence has been pushing in, Abstergo Entertainment has worked hard to maintain creative control over the project, which has been rumbling along since 2012. We hope to expand on our popular games by bringing this fascinating world to the big screen, thereby engaging a wider range of audiences. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor.

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Fake Tech Support Calls

Several Abstergo employees reported phone calls from a person claiming they are with Tech Support or they are with the DIT Help Desk. The person will usually claim you have a virus or some other issue with your computer and they need to remote in. At this point they will try to send you a link to your email or have you go to a website that grants them remote access to your computer. Please be aware if the DIT Help Desk needs access to your computer, we will let you know and upon accepting the request from the DIT Help Desk, no action is needed from you.

Some indications of the scam may include the number they call from is out of state and/or the caller may use a generic name. If you are unsure whether the person on the phone is a real DIT Technician, please get the person’s full name and call the Help Desk to verify it is one of us. You may have prevented attempt malicious activity.

If anyone is caught accessing or interfering with the Abstergo network without consent from the DIT Help Desk serious action will be taken against the them. If you have any question about company policy or the use of our secured network please contact the HR department in your building. This is a growing problem company wide and not exclesusive to any region.

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