Virtual Worlds Past, Present and Future

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Speech given by Reuben Steiger, CEO of Millions of Us, at the March 2008 Virtual Worlds conference in New York at the Javits center.

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  • Virtual Worlds Past, Present and Future

    1. 1. Virtual Worlds: Past, Present and Future The information in this document is proprietary, contains trade secrets, commercial, and financial information that is privileged and confidential. No part of this document can be disclosed outside of Millions of Us without the direct consent of one of its officers. This document and the information in it cannot be duplicated, used, or disclosed in whole or in part for any purpose other than its original intent. Reuben Steiger CEO Millions of Us, LLC
    2. 2. Our Clients
    3. 3. The Internet I Expected in 1997
    4. 4. What I Got
    5. 5. Virtual Worlds From Habitat to Second Life 1985 2005
    6. 6. We’ve Always had Virtual Worlds
    7. 7. ARG: The Sarah Connors Chronicles
    8. 8. Where it all Began Philo T. Farnsworth: 1928
    9. 9. Fast Forward: 2007 Across the Street: 1100 Sansome
    10. 10. And So It Began. . . . . The gentle blue glow
    11. 11. From Village Greens to Strip Malls: What Happened to Communities?
    12. 12. Stories have always been social
    13. 13. We’re An Industry
    14. 14. Stop whining about the tools: The chisel didn’t make David
    15. 15. Themes of Virtual Worlds 2008 <ul><li>Kids and Toys </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise </li></ul>
    16. 16. We’re at the Junction of Fascinating Industries
    17. 17. Entertainment
    18. 18. Gaming
    19. 19. Advertising
    20. 20. Work
    21. 21. The Internet
    22. 22. Some Dreams
    23. 23. Enterprise: Let’s Make Work More Playful
    24. 24. Advertising: Let’s Tell Stories
    25. 25. Private & Confidential Information
    26. 26. Entertainment: Movies, Action Figures and Imagination
    27. 27. Toys: Let’s Spread the Webkinz Model

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