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Google's Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR | WIRED

Improbable offers a new way of building virtual worlds, including not just immersive games à la Second Life or World of Warcraft, but also vast digital simulations of real cities, economies, and biological systems. The idea is that these virtual worlds can run in a holistic way across a practically infinite network of computers, so that they can expand to unprecedented sizes and reach new levels of complexity.

Is a Market Crash Coming? The Dental Indicator Says Yes

Sikka Software provides business health-care applications to small and midsize practices, including dentists’ offices. The company has immense amounts of aggregated data on patient behaviors, and an analysis of patients at 12,200 American dental practices suggests some early economic warning signs.