Washing Away Cave Paintings
Virtual Worlds and Beyond
           Ian Hughes/epredator
           Metaverse Evangelist

Tak...
epredator’s workplace
I always hear these virtual world
                excuses.
           I don’t have time.
     Why would anyone want to...
...
Have you ever met, or been, someone scared
     or dismissive of virtual worlds?




Have you ever met, or been, someone s...
User Generated Content


Distribution platform




       Content Creation Tools
                                http://co...
It’s all the same thing?
                                          More
                                          Web?
   ...
Are we washing away the cave painting?

       A new disruptive technology?

Threatening all business and government and
 ...
YOU can connect with anyone

  “Be disruptive, be persistent, be
patient. The biggest obstacles are all
              huma...
Boss




                  Sub           Sub                      Sub
                  Boss          Boss                ...
So many good reasons to just be virtual...but..
Messing with the metaphor




Why does this have impact? It felt strange
Its Not All Second Life
Build Your Own. OSS/Free/Inexpensive
Island/Sim/Room




                                                            I
                                        ...
Design
Duplicate
Distribute
Digitally
Computer Device Cave Painting
Inputs, lots of them
     Brain               Haptics                  Touch             Motion




http://www.emotiv.com/...
Design




                                 Manufacture

                                 Distribution


Product Life Cycl...
Every person
                                                http://www.fabjectory.com
can:
Design
Duplicate
Distribute &
...
Augmented Reality Cave Painting ALREADY?
    Does not have to be 1 digital layer on 1
               physical view
Virtual
Augmentation



   Things
    from
    other
   places
Physical
Augmentation



   Things
    from
    other
   places
Even better than a holodeck?


                                       wetware grid
                                       ...
Human           We need go no further we have got this
Communication   covered now thanks! isn’t this where we came
      ...
Now I really am scared




       Are you ?

www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog
Washing Away Cave Paintings
Virtual Worlds and Beyond
           Ian Hughes/epredator
           Metaverse Evangelist

Tak...
Washing away cave paintings v3
Washing away cave paintings v3
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Updated and mashed together longer version of metameets and cave paintings v2.
Includes unity3d and opensim
Premise is still don't get stuck on "thats the way we do things" there is an explosion in both thought and technology out there

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  1. 1. Washing Away Cave Paintings Virtual Worlds and Beyond Ian Hughes/epredator Metaverse Evangelist Taking a bite out of technology so you don’t have to www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog
  2. 2. epredator’s workplace
  3. 3. I always hear these virtual world excuses. I don’t have time. Why would anyone want to... We already have telephone/ email/websites.... NOTE! Happy to answer these still
  4. 4. Have you ever met, or been, someone scared or dismissive of virtual worlds? Have you ever met, or been, someone scared or dismissive of <fill in tech as invented>
  5. 5. User Generated Content Distribution platform Content Creation Tools http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cave_painting,_Anthropos_(2).jpeg Human We need go no further we have got this Communication covered now thanks!
  6. 6. It’s all the same thing? More Web? Web PPT Film/TV Books Cave Media and volume changes Painting
  7. 7. Are we washing away the cave painting? A new disruptive technology? Threatening all business and government and social structures? Embrace it or wither and die! Banksy by badjonni http://www.flickr.com/photos/38834306@N00/2470166108/
  8. 8. YOU can connect with anyone “Be disruptive, be persistent, be patient. The biggest obstacles are all human” Dr Victoria Hale, Founder of OneWorldHealth
  9. 9. Boss Sub Sub Sub Boss Boss Boss Minion Minion Minion Minion Minion Minion Minion Minion Everywhere is local
  10. 10. So many good reasons to just be virtual...but..
  11. 11. Messing with the metaphor Why does this have impact? It felt strange
  12. 12. Its Not All Second Life
  13. 13. Build Your Own. OSS/Free/Inexpensive
  14. 14. Island/Sim/Room I VW Avatar (cc) http://www.flickr.com/photos/parkylondon/2683151688/
  15. 15. Design Duplicate Distribute Digitally
  16. 16. Computer Device Cave Painting
  17. 17. Inputs, lots of them Brain Haptics Touch Motion http://www.emotiv.com/ Realtime web and sensors Better puppets Mind Melds Or
  18. 18. Design Manufacture Distribution Product Life Cycle Management Cave Painting
  19. 19. Every person http://www.fabjectory.com can: Design Duplicate Distribute & Manufacture Anywhere Any Device http://www.desktopfactory.com/ <$5000 http://www.shapeways.com
  20. 20. Augmented Reality Cave Painting ALREADY? Does not have to be 1 digital layer on 1 physical view
  21. 21. Virtual Augmentation Things from other places
  22. 22. Physical Augmentation Things from other places
  23. 23. Even better than a holodeck? wetware grid (people) Virtual to Virtual Virtual to Real Virtual to Inputs augmentation augmentation Real to Real augmentation meta loop Augmenting Inputs Threaded by: events, narrative, timings, context, needs
  24. 24. Human We need go no further we have got this Communication covered now thanks! isn’t this where we came in?
  25. 25. Now I really am scared Are you ? www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog
  26. 26. Washing Away Cave Paintings Virtual Worlds and Beyond Ian Hughes/epredator Metaverse Evangelist Taking a bite out of technology so you don’t have to www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog
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