David A. Smith is Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Fellow at Lockheed Martin GTL where he has developed technologies including extreme wide field of view lenses for AR, the open-source Virtual World Framework, the HoloWall, and won the Lockheed Martin GTL Inventor of the Year twice. David was previously the chief architect of the Croquet Project, an open source virtual world collaboration platform. In 1987, he created The Colony, the first real-time 3D adventure game/shooter and the precursor to today’s first-person shooters. In 1989, he created a virtual set and virtual camera system that was used by James Cameron for the movie The Abyss. David also founded or co-founded several companies including Virtus Corporation, Red Storm Entertainment, Timeline Computer Entertainment, Neomar, and Teleplace.

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