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Monday, November 21, 2016

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JohnC

That last quote reminds me of another from Laurence of Arabia, although they are very different in meaning.
“I think you are another of these desert-loving English. No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees, there is nothing in the desert. And no man needs nothing”
In a way the people who build virtual platforms seem to have this idealized idea that the new world should be built by the “people”. That we all just want an empty sandbox to do our own thing in. But this is surly true only of very few highly creative people. Hopefully one day someone will build an actual functioning World that we can build in. A World that is not just an empty sandbox, but which still retains the freedom of SL OS and Space etc.

Alex E

OASIS in Ready Player One got this point, in its origin story in the novel, it is implied to have once been an MMORPG, before evolving into a metaverse.

Violet

Sony's PS HOME was very much a VW created by the Host coupled with commercial developers- The Worlds were amazing as a AAA game--- however no building or scripting was aloud- you could decorate properties and such using items purchased only-- not user created- I will say-- It was a much more social environment than SL- perhaps one day the m ulti-billion dollar company will return to a better technological platform for an immersive social gathering.

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