Jo Yardley covers a recent Ebbe Altberg interview: Ebbe Altberg interview about SL & Sansar which is going public next January. The original is here: Episode 7, Ebbe Altberg, Virtual Reality Snowball Champion.
Jo Yardley – Interview Coverage
I found two interesting points. In the early testing they ran into problems with users getting dizzy. Recent testing shows they have eliminated that problem. I suspect as people are so different there will still be people that get dizzy or suffer simulator sickness. But, in general people will have a good experience. The author got to visit Sansar and thought very well of the experience.
The other is that there will be a group entering Sansar in August 2016, by invitation, from those that have signed up. Then Sansar will go public in January of 2017.
I suspect I’ll only make it into Sansar in January. But, that is only 5 months or so away.
Listening to the audio I found the interviewer thinks somewhat as I do that for sometime VR is going to be a bit primitive and rough around the edges. Its going to take some time for it all to come to gather.
Stephanie Condon wrote Second Life™ Lessons: What Linden Lab is doing differently with its new VR platform for ZDNet’s Between the Lines, a sort of technology meets society section of the site.
Stephanie points out that Second Life (SL) was thought to be the tech revolution to take over the web, way back in 2006-2007 when an Internet in 3D was imagined. But… it didn’t happen. SL has remained profitable. It just didn’t catch on as people expected. Continue reading
The Creators Project is a blog co-founded by Intel to cover those creative people and projects using tech to create art. In April they published an article titled: Peek Inside Second Life’s Virtual Reality Successor, ‘Project Sansar’.
It isn’t anything we haven’t seen or heard before. But, it’s nice to be noticed.
Project Sansar: Mars landscape.
I did find this interesting: Continue reading
Over on SLUniverse Han Held quotes Prokofy ripping on the idea of Project Sansar® being a democratizing force in Virtual Reality (VR). I would send Prokofy glasses, but I doubt she’ll ever see the world anywhere near the way I do. But, she does raise the question of whether Project Sansar can democratize VR. That is worth addressing.
The Village & BarDeco
So, first what is democratization? Merriam-Webster defines the word as; to make (a country or organization) more democratic, an alternate defintion: to make (something) available to all people or said another way: to make it possible for all people to understand (something). Continue reading