‘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 Finding its Way Into Virtual Reality A metaverse, which is a portmanteau of the prefix “meta” (meaning beyond) and “universe,” describes the concept of a future internet, a 3D virtual experience. As a collective virtual shared space, … Continue reading The crypto monetary system
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
Rise of the ‘digisexual’ as virtual reality bypasses need for human intimacy The lexicon of sexual orientations has already given us ‘demisexuality’, ‘pansexuality’ and ‘bicurious.’VBut according to experts, we will soon see the rise of ‘digisexuals’ – people whose sexual … Continue reading Digisexuality
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?
Can virtual-world training prepare you for a real-life seven-day cycle race? Thirty miles out of the old mining town of Leadville the road twisted 180-degrees and rose dizzyingly above and behind us. I had been comfortably out of breath for … Continue reading Riding in a game
Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds Educators are using virtual worlds, but not in the way they had used them in the past, and not in the same numbers. What you see now is a more selective and targeted use … Continue reading Education in virtual spaces