High Fidelity is the latest chapter in Philip Rosedale's decades-long quest to make reality not strictly relevant, and it's developing as you read this in a South of Market loft in San Francisco, right next door to a tattoo parlor. While the VR company has released a lot of videos showing off their technology and is now accepting Alpha user invites, I recently stopped by the office and got a demo from Philip. And while I'm sworn to secrecy about what I saw, I will say this: They're doing some amazingly innovative things with virtual world and virtual reality tech that will probably surprise you.
Let's take a brief look inside:
While I can't get into any specifics yet, I think High Fidelity's most impressive innovation is the solution Philip and his team have created to minimize lag and latency. It's so freaking brilliant I think it'll probably be imitated by a lot of other companies, both for MMOs and beyond.
And that's about as much as I can say right now. If you want to see more, you'll have to sign up for an Alpha invite, or check out High Fidelity's blog, where you'll see videos like this one, featuring Philip's fellow founding Linden, Ryan.
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