VR Fireside Chat: Inside a Virtual World Full of Surprises Two weeks ago, I gave my first virtual reality presentation—a virtual fireside chat with my friend Philip Rosedale, the CEO of High Fidelity and creator of Second Life. At the … Continue reading Transporting yourself
High Fidelity Takes Us Dancing In A Virtual Reality Club I’m looking forward to Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film based on Ernest Cline’s virtual reality sci-fi novel Ready Player One. In one scene in that 2011 tome, a group of hackers … Continue reading Dancing in VR
‘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
New Virtual World Sansar Is Ready to Pick Up Where Second Life Left Off In May 2006, Bloomberg’s Businessweek ran a cover story detailing the business empire of real estate millionaire Anshe Chung. What caught the world’s attention, however, is … Continue reading The democracy of Sansar
Second Life Is Back for a Third Life, This Time in Virtual Reality In theory, you can do whatever you want in virtual reality, and my VR tour guide and I are taking this seriously: we’re dressed like aliens (he’s … Continue reading The business model of Sansar
Linden Lab’s Sansar will take virtual worlds far beyond Second Life Second Life is by far the most successful virtual world ever created. And with Sansar, the creators of Second Life at Linden Lab believe they can use virtual reality … Continue reading The new Sansar
Inside Sansar, the VR successor to Second Life The door is bright red, perched at the top of a mossy stone staircase in the middle of a floating island. When I approach, a mysterious tune begins emanating from it, as … Continue reading Will Sansar become mainstream?