InWorldz merchants concerned about future Merchants on the closed, commercial InWorldz grid are concerned about perceived drop in users and commercial activity, and worry that the grid owners are no longer committed to the success of the grid. “I am … Continue reading How to save grid commerce
Virtual Reality In 2017: A Year In Review I previously warned against setting expectations and valuations too high with VR. While 2016 was the year that many of those sky-high expectations crashed and burned, 2017 saw things beginning to turn … Continue reading Consumers’ turnound
The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital Mobile AR from Apple (ARKit), Google (ARCore) and Facebook (Camera Effects) and computer vision/machine learning (CV/ML) are focusing the minds and wallets of VCs in Silicon Valley, China and … Continue reading Frontier tech investments
‘High Fidelity’ Makes First Strides into its Blockchain-based Digital Economy High Fidelity, the social VR app founded by Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, recently launched Avatar Island – the first of many future in-world stores stocked with digital assets for … Continue reading The coins of Avatar Island
How Blockchain Is Breathing New Life Into Virtual Real Estate Virtual reality (VR) is projected to become a $40 billion industry by 2020. Innovations in both VR hardware and software have made for interesting applications, especially in gaming and entertainment. … Continue reading The trade of virtual properties
What’s holding back VR? When it comes to virtual reality, we’re in a classic tech-industry moment: lots of chatter but seemingly little movement. We hear future-focused cheerleading from all corners about VR’s incredible potential, yet the 6.3 million headsets shipped … Continue reading Getting VR right
Social VR — The Hero We All Deserve? VR buzzword of the month: Social. ‘1 billion people in virtual reality’. That’s another hot headline that I’ve already seen in three separate decks in the same conference. Another common thread in all three … Continue reading Is Social VR the next big thing?