Monday, 16 April 2012

Metaverse Rising: The Global Economy

Continued from Passover and the Freedom of the Metaverse.
In the previous post I discussed how Steam allows people to be the common thread uniting different online virtual worlds.

Now let's talk about the other element which connects virtual worlds to each other and to the real world: money!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

While I'm off sick...

I'm off sick but Valve is restless... it seems the company which is featured in my ongoing case study of the evolution towards the Metaverse is taking more definite steps towards immersive VR: Valve reveals mystery hardware project: wearable computing

Now I wish I had stayed in touch with John Carmack when I was still in the rocket business... I'll have to find the archived emails from before Gmail came along... *groan*

I'll be back soon with the rest of the metaverse story. Don't go far!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Not the Samsung Galaxy Note

Have you noticed the classic edition of The Meaning of Liff has the same length and width as the Samsung Galaxy Note?

By the way, this is a stealth post which I will not be announcing anywhere! How did you find it? You clever so and so!

Passover and the Freedom of the Metaverse

Happy passover!

In case you don't know, passover is a Jewish holiday commemorating the exodus from Egypt and is commonly called the freedom holiday, referring to the release of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. This is a good a reason as any to write about the metaverse and freedom.

Some background:

Free Allegiance is the best game you've never played. I have played it and will continue to play until it becomes illegal... at which point I'll still play but vehemently deny it.

The Metaverse is a rather poorly defined concept which usually means a shared virtual universe, a collections of worlds possibly including non-immersive content (the "flat" web) and maybe even boring old regular reality.