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  • Facebook Bought Oculus Because The 'Metaverse' Is The Next Big Thing  79 comments
    Apr 8, 2014 9:04 AM | about stocks: FB

    On March 25th Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, Announced the acquisition of Oculus, maker of a prototype Virtual reality headset called the "Rift". While most analysts saw confusion and uncertainty in this acquisition, I am convinced that what Zuckerberg sees in Oculus is the next big thing. Virtual Reality gaming or looking at Facebook pages is only a small part of why he made this acquisition. We need look no further than Zuckerberg's words to see this is true. As quoted from Zuckerbergs Announcement of the acquisition:

    "After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home. ... One day, we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people."

    From this paragraph it is obvious that he bought the company not just for the headsets current capabilities. I suggest that a simple hardware addition and a major software upgrade is necessary for Zuckerberg's stated vision to come true. Here are two clues that reveal his vision:

    Notice that in this paragraph Zuckerberg mentioned, "immersive, augmented reality", with no mention Virtual reality. Augmented reality is not in the functionality of the current headset.

    Zuckerberg mentioned going to doctors and sports arenas to see events using a headset. This is also not in the arena of virtual reality or in the current headset's functionality without a periphery 3D camera array. Streaming video from such an array would require enormous computing power and would generally only be useful for still image capture.

    What the headset requires to comply with Zuckerbergs vision is as follows:

    1. The headset will need a stereo/3D video camera exactly like the one their Canadian competitor, "True Player Gear Inc.", has. When Zuckerberg was talking about "enjoying a court side seat at a game", mustn't there be someone sitting court side at the game collecting/recording and broadcasting the experience? It would be similar to how I might share the experience with a friend on video chat or face time though my smart phone, but in 3D. The stereo/3D cameras would be mounted on the exterior surface of the headset one camera directly in front of each pupil of the wearer. Not only would the wearer be sharing the game. He would be sharing exactly how he views a game. Where he looks his friends look. What he sees his friends sees. The following links are mock ups of ways the Oculus Rift might be used. Note that in both examples there is are stereo/3D cameras attached to the headset:

    3D reality combined with Augmented reality

    3D Reality combined with Virtual reality

    Another Kickstarter fundraiser called, " castAR", has put together a video demonstrating some the possibilities of overlaying virtual reality with physical reality:

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/technicalil...

    2. The device needs to be able to connect with the internet to transmit 3D real time data. Of coarse the device would be able to send the video stream to multiple viewers. Google conferencing is a good model for how this might work.

    3. Like Google glass the device will have the option of overlaying augmented reality over 3D physical reality.

    4. Like a video cam or a smart phone there will be a menu of options which will most certainly be activated and navigated by voice command. Interestingly Mike Lebeau left Google to start working at Facebook on April 1st. His expertise is in voice recognition and voice commands. In his words his job at Facebook will be, "starting and leading a super exciting new confidential project."

    The exiting conclusions: Zuckerberg has launched a technology that will merge Augmented reality, Virtual Reality and physical reality. This convergence of realities is known as the 'Metaverse' an idea first introduced in Neal Stephenson's 1992 science fiction novel 'Snow Crash". The Oculus project has no direct relationship with the product known as Facebook. Oculus is now a division of Facebook which will design and manufacture the first commercially available metaverse headsets. These headsets will be sold worldwide through multiple distributors and will operate on multiple networks. No affiliation with Facebook will be needed to own or operate these devises. You will be able to use any search engine or website, that offers Virtual Reality, as a portal. Once in, you will be able to travel freely through the metaverse in the same way that, once you are online you can access any webpage. Therefore the headsets will be available in countries where Facebook is banned like China. Like Zuckerberg has predicted, the Metaverse will be the next big thing. The Oculus Rift will be Facebook's monetary equivalent to the iPhone. Get ready for the next revolution!

    Disclosure: I am long FB.

    Stocks: FB
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  • turtleuofs
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    Interesting, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I also was trying to put the pieces together on this one. I wonder how long until billboard advertisements start appearing in the metaverse ;)
    23 Apr 2014, 12:10 PM Reply Like
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    GF, I am impressed by your total immersion into the "evolution of a revolutionary field", and I appreciate your ability to inform with such eloquence.
    25 Apr 2014, 08:44 PM Reply Like
  • Glenway Fripp
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    Author’s reply » http://bit.ly/1qPzc5B
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    Author’s reply » This article is about Oculus' hiring of Adrian Wong who was the top designer of google glass
    2 Sep 2014, 10:19 PM Reply Like
  • Glenway Fripp
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    Author’s reply » My definition of Metaverse: The merger of virtual reality Augmented reality and physical reality through the internet.
    19 May 2014, 04:55 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » http://wapo.st/S3nJj0
    24 May 2014, 11:03 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article is about Samsung's rumored entry into 3D media goggles used for sharing 3D content.
    2 Sep 2014, 10:21 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » http://bit.ly/1vYVaD6
    24 May 2014, 03:56 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » this article is titled, "Facebook Bought Oculus VR To Create The Metaverse, Or Why Angry Kickstarter Backers Need To Chill".
    2 Sep 2014, 10:27 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » http://bit.ly/1lNLUcK
    26 May 2014, 09:44 PM Reply Like
  • Glenway Fripp
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    Author’s reply » This article Published by Cisco is called, "When The Internet Goes 3D".
    2 Sep 2014, 10:26 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » http://bit.ly/1mFTMjH
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    Author’s reply » DARPA Is Using Oculus Rift for Cyberwarfare
    2 Sep 2014, 10:24 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This game sounds like the battle game from "Ender's Game".
    http://bit.ly/1k3MNlQ
    29 May 2014, 08:52 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » http://wrd.cm/1ps2BRI
    30 May 2014, 12:57 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This is a really great article on the history of Palmer Luckey and Oculus called:
    "The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality"
    2 Sep 2014, 10:29 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » I want to add that is looks more and more that the Oculus Samsung devise will be more for watching 3D media than gaming. Like I said, gaming takes a huge amount of computer power. A smart phone ain't that smart:

     

    http://bit.ly/1nUvR1a
    1 Jun 2014, 04:06 PM Reply Like
  • Glenway Fripp
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    Author’s reply » Why else would AMZN be launching a 3D smart phone? The 3D internet is upon us!

     

    http://yhoo.it/1p9YE1B
    5 Jun 2014, 11:46 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » http://bit.ly/VlTOol
    24 Jun 2014, 10:21 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article is titled:
    "Oculus VR to buy design team behind the Xbox 360 gamepad and Kinect, Carbon Design"
    2 Sep 2014, 10:30 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » http://cnet.co/1m4z3Z2
    27 Jun 2014, 09:43 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article is titled:
    "Facebook learning the costs of consumer hardware with Oculus
    2 Sep 2014, 10:31 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » JanusVR is working on an open source 3D internet browser
    http://janusvr.com
    29 Jun 2014, 05:33 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Now OSX supports Oculus development

     

    http://bit.ly/1vJ6WEb
    13 Aug 2014, 04:17 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Bloomberg is experimenting in adapting their trading platform for the 3D internet through the Oculus rift:

     

    http://bit.ly/1vJ8a23
    13 Aug 2014, 04:21 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Here is an example of 3D physical reality shared over the internet using the Oculus Rift:
    http://on.mash.to/1thzu25
    In the article it is misrepresented as a virtual reality experience which it isn't. What is clearly happening here is a #D recording is being made by a 3D GoPro headset recorder mounted on the surgeon's head. I don't believe the claims in the article that The Oculus viewer will be able to look around the room. It will be a fixed image. If the surgeon changes his fucus you will move with his focus. The following is how I expressed this in my article:
    'The stereo/3D cameras would be mounted on the exterior surface of the headset one camera directly in front of each pupil of the wearer. Not only would the wearer be sharing the game. He would be sharing exactly how he views a game. Where he looks his friends look. What he sees his friends sees.'

     

    Having a 3D camera mounted to the head would not be as accurate a representation of the 'photographer's' experience as my suggested 'see through' function and corresponding stereo cameras mounted on the Oculus Rift.
    18 Aug 2014, 08:30 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » I would like to add that the publishing of this article coincides with the commencement of GoPro's meteoric rise from $38 to $64 in one month!
    10 Sep 2014, 07:40 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This video is showing a company that is using the oculus rift to cure a condition where the brain stops utilizing one of the eyes called 'lazy eye'. It does this by increasing the signal to the lazy eye and decreasing the signal to the strong eye which moves the brain toward using the lazy eye.
    http://bit.ly/1wsbdMA
    25 Aug 2014, 11:24 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article is a must read for anyone who is familiarizing themselves with the foundations of the 3D internet/metaverse. University of Oulu's Center for internet Excellence in Finland is the center of the European research into the 3D internet. I would would consider Oculus to be the center for such studies in the U.S.A.
    http://prn.to/1vTDyqZ
    28 Aug 2014, 09:45 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » realextend will definitely be a household name as the 3D internet takes hold and platforms for 3D internet are developed:

     

    http://bit.ly/1vTE744
    28 Aug 2014, 09:56 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » William Steptoe's private research and development into creating a "see through" stereo camera for the Oculus Rift demonstrates to me that my vision on this subject was correct. Many of the highlights of his articles mirror my predictions about the Oculus' potential. If both of us arrived at these conclusion independently I have no doubt that the guys at Oculus have been tossing around their own version of a stereo camera and that there is a good chance that there will be one on the Oculus rift that is released to the public.

     

    http://bit.ly/1ll1Zws
    29 Aug 2014, 11:43 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » More on steptoe's work with the oculus:
    http://bit.ly/1n8MKT2
    30 Aug 2014, 09:09 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Here is an amazing video of Steptoe's work demonstrating virtual artifacts in 3D reality and transposing to virtual reality:

     

    http://bit.ly/1ll1Zws
    12 Sep 2014, 07:57 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Today, sept 2nd is to me a perfect example of how the news that moves facebook is suppressed by a barrage of minutia.
    Who knows what kind of baloney was in the headlines? Certainly nothing that would make the stock go up 2.49% on what was a down day for the market. I submit for your inspection the news that made FB go up today!
    http://bit.ly/1lGJIua
    The 'real' smart money is already moving to the 3D internet! They aren't ready to tell you about it until they are in a position to sell it to you!
    2 Sep 2014, 05:59 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Then there is this:
    http://onforb.es/1lGQnV9
    2 Sep 2014, 07:41 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Today is the day that marks the birth of the 3D internet ntering the public domain with the release of the Samsung VR headset powered by an Oculus OS.

     

    http://on.wsj.com/1pISxo0
    3 Sep 2014, 11:32 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » It seems that people have been making 3D films on GoPro cameras and formatting them for the Rift for some time! Check this out but mostly read the comments! They demonstrate the intense degree of interest in this field:

     

    http://bit.ly/1qyMRw4
    7 Sep 2014, 10:51 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This company is apparently making a 3D camera for flying or a conversion kit for Uculus flying experiences. Anyway, sound promising:

     

    http://bit.ly/1CHtQwA
    8 Sep 2014, 12:14 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Outerra Builds planets. They also build stuff like Mig Jets.If they were a public trading company I would buy them in a second. Definitely worth keeping an eye on:

     

    http://bit.ly/1lMiz8M

     

    http://bit.ly/1lMiz8R
    8 Sep 2014, 02:21 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » I have returned some of my FB investment to AAPL. They are in the game!

     

    http://bit.ly/1wf3NZb
    9 Sep 2014, 11:36 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » I am not sure of everything that is possible through this Metaverse sight. It is another example of whar will be 10s of 1,000s of business that will start up to do as yet imagined things:

     

    http://bit.ly/WJiZRs
    10 Sep 2014, 12:41 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » More on the "See Through" function. Imagine you are in a group 3D video chat. I would be easy enough to apply the "see through" command to any participant in the chat.Say "Sally" was in the group chat. You would use the voice command, "See through Sally". Then you would be seeing through the cameras on Sally's headset; that is assuming she granted you permission.
    10 Sep 2014, 05:29 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article is a description of some of the basics of 3D videography :

     

    http://bit.ly/1nNJDAp
    11 Sep 2014, 08:49 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article is about A NSF grant that was given to develop augmented reality:

     

    http://bit.ly/1pij31C
    16 Sep 2014, 01:07 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article is abut Airbus filing for a patent for VR head gear on it's planes. At this point the question arises what will they use as an OS? I think in five years there will be competin OS for VR as well as competing devises. At this point in time Oculus OS is the go to OS as Samsung gear, the only finished VR headset, has software designed by Oculus. THE PICTURE IN THIS ARTICLE IS ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL! worth a look!

     

    http://bit.ly/1sqwezz
    17 Sep 2014, 06:54 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This on the same day! It is clear that the movement to 3D internet is accelerating! One small point... I don't think most of this stuff has much to do with VR. It has probably more to do with viewing 3D content through the internet.

     

    http://cnet.co/1tjmAD2
    17 Sep 2014, 10:30 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Oh! The above article is about making a VR headset by strapping an iPad to your head! The whole thing is getting ridiculous before it has even started!
    18 Sep 2014, 03:44 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » here is a company that is well ahead of using planes, in a local 3D reality, as augmented reality screens. Instead of using a stereoscopic camera the Oculus rift has been outfitted with a sensor of some sort that senses distances and reconstructs the the surface of the room somehow.

     

    http://bit.ly/1uVHjLQ
    18 Sep 2014, 03:41 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Here is an article making it seem as though this headset is big new news. I mention it in this original blog which was post April 8th!

     

    http://bit.ly/1r1bF00
    18 Sep 2014, 03:59 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Computer Scientist, Steven Lavalle talks about his time working at Oculus:

     

    http://trib.in/1uKHyuW
    18 Sep 2014, 10:22 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Marriot Hotels is developing Virtual travelling experiences using the Oculus rift:

     

    http://cnnmon.ie/1uLeIuh

     

    Obviously there is an acceleration in the news coming out about the use of VR and the Oculus rift and Oculus OS. This movement has begun. No longer should there be any question that Oculus activities is effecting FB's stock price positively and that the effect will increase in the future. Shorts beware!
    18 Sep 2014, 12:54 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Here is an Architecture App for the Oculus rift:

     

    http://bit.ly/1v0FdKy
    19 Sep 2014, 02:29 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » NVIDIA with break through VR Software hardware. Clearly this Oculus focused architecture will put NVIDIA in a strong position for the coming VR revolution

     

    http://bit.ly/1BVwmOh
    19 Sep 2014, 10:05 PM Reply Like
  • Glenway Fripp
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    Author’s reply » Here is a good interview with Palmer Luckey that was conducted this week end:

     

    http://cnet.co/1p93OsU
    21 Sep 2014, 07:14 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article pretty much sums up everything I have been saying for the last three months and proves my original article to be prescient.

     

    http://bit.ly/ZAuFYI

     

    The cat is out of the bag. As I said, September 3rd was the Birthday of the 3D internet with the announcement of the Samsung VR gear. The cat is out of the bag! It will be funny to see what kind of tricks the shorters of , FB, GPRO,AAPL, NVDA, and other players in the 3D internet revolution, pull out of their bag to TRY to short these up coming darlings!
    21 Sep 2014, 08:42 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This company is working on the Metaverse:

     

    http://lucidscape.com

     

    At this point I have become skeptical of outfits working on Metverse that don't mention Oculus. You never know who is gonna finally win this race! I will keep them on my radar.

     

    In the article they mention this game by 'Eve Online', as the only game that they would consider to be a true Metaverse Game capable of handle 1,000 of users in a seamless multi server world:

     

    http://bit.ly/1uYSkOf

     

    Eve Online's Website:

     

    http://www.eveonline.com
    24 Sep 2014, 08:07 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Oculus now has an online market place for VR Apps

     

    http://tcrn.ch/1p83Cdp

     

    This promises to be disruptive to online shopping. This company has and online virtual store:

     

    http://dailym.ai/1uZaDmz
    24 Sep 2014, 09:49 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article talks about exactly what I expressed in my original blog as follows:

     

    'When Zuckerberg was talking about "enjoying a court side seat at a game", mustn't there be someone sitting court side at the game collecting/recording and broadcasting the experience? It would be similar to how I might share the experience with a friend on video chat or face time though my smart phone, but in 3D. The stereo/3D cameras would be mounted on the exterior surface of the headset one camera directly in front of each pupil of the wearer. Not only would the wearer be sharing the game. He would be sharing exactly how he views a game. Where he looks his friends look. What he sees his friends sees. The following links are mock ups of ways the Oculus Rift might be used. Note that in both examples there is are stereo/3D cameras attached to the headset:'

     

    http://bit.ly/1v0Z26w

     

    Notice that in the article it says,' Online attendees are invited to select how they enjoy the live performances at ACL this year by choosing several exclusive access-only areas to view performances - from behind the soundboard to the photographers pit, from stage right, or the backstage VIP lounge and all points in-between. All access to the BETA test of this virtual event will be free to the public.'

     

    This suggests to me that there will be 3D video broadcasts from specific positions at the concerts. AGAIN!!!!! I CONTEND THAT THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH VIRTUAL REALITY! This is shared 3D media over the internet experienced on 3D goggles. like the hip surgery video you will only be able to see what the 3D cameras feed you from those fixed positions. You won't be able to wander around in a virtual space.
    24 Sep 2014, 07:19 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » 3D Painting!

     

    http://bit.ly/1pdP8c2
    24 Sep 2014, 09:44 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article is a far reaching look at virtual reality. Most interestingly is talks about how VR will eventually embrace all the senses; not just sight and sound.

     

    http://bit.ly/YCIjtP
    29 Sep 2014, 01:37 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Again, 3D media will be the first use of 3D goggles not VR. Here is another stereoscopic camera. This time it appears as a traffic monitor. I think it is a little gimmicky and unnecessary but stereo cameras are going to be popping up everywhere.

     

    http://bit.ly/1qVzcuq
    1 Oct 2014, 11:38 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This deal to create mini 'Twilight' movies in partnership with Lions gate smells like 3D Media to me. Although there is no mention of Oculus or 3D in the article. I figure that FB must be creating 3D media that will differentiate the FB's ecosystem even further. I would go as far as to say that if they aren't generating 3D Media then they are idiots!

     

    http://bit.ly/1qWImqB
    1 Oct 2014, 04:26 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Here is a virtual sculpting app!

     

    http://bit.ly/1sOSJo1
    2 Oct 2014, 09:50 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Here is video of some one using that sculpting app

     

    http://bit.ly/YUCA2l
    2 Oct 2014, 12:00 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Virtual Bicycle racing online using Oculus Rift.

     

    http://bit.ly/YUWHxp
    2 Oct 2014, 06:21 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » More work by Steptoe. Here he studies way to blur the line between see through objects and AR objects by stylizing the image of the see through objects. His research finds that it is a more immersive experience if AR objects and See through objects are more similar in their appearance.

     

    http://bit.ly/YUXH4t
    2 Oct 2014, 06:42 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » This article reminds me that the center of the VR universe is Seatle. I think it is time me to go west.

     

    http://bit.ly/YUXTRd
    2 Oct 2014, 06:46 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » I love the astronauts guild! What a funny name! They are doing great work on and with stereoscopic cameras:

     

    http://bit.ly/1rIvN6e
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    Author’s reply » Here is one of the first high profile articles suggesting that Virtual Reality could revitalize the economy.

     

    Thanks to wired magazine:

     

    http://wrd.cm/1rXCYaK
    8 Oct 2014, 04:09 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Holy S#!T!!!!!
    two such articles in a day!!
    http://bit.ly/1rXGK3S
    8 Oct 2014, 04:39 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » The Pew research center sen out a questionnaire to various individuals asking their opinions on what a gigabyte (per second) internet will bring. I am surprised how little the article mentions VR since VR is what the Gigabyte internet is all about!

     

    http://bit.ly/1D22PTR

     

    Hey!!!! They should have included me!!!!!! Darn..... maybe next time.?
    10 Oct 2014, 09:35 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Here is Google's response to the metaverse after their failed Google Glass. It sounds like what I have predicted would emerge and that is Virtual artifacts superimposed over 3D reality. As I have said 100 times. The Oculus rift MUST have a stereoscopic camera mounted of the exterior of the devise for 'see through' functions. It isn't out of the question that this development is software/cloud based and will require a devise like the Oculus Rift to utilize the software. I don't see this as competition to the rift. I see it as more material to compel users to move into the metaverse:

     

    http://read.bi/1o8sS8D
    14 Oct 2014, 12:02 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Intel comments on the future of 3D cameras and the internet

     

    http://bit.ly/1zCmaeW
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    Author’s reply » This Article predicts that Google will buy GPRO in 2015.

     

    Reason given??? 3D cameras!!!!

     

    http://bit.ly/1r6BybF
    21 Nov 2014, 07:40 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Sorry. It doesn't talk about 3D cameras, Anyway I think that Facebook would be a better match for GoPro than Google. But I don't think GoPro is for sale......
    29 Nov 2014, 11:07 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » More on GoPro. It will build it's own drones.

     

    http://on.wsj.com/1zFGrgj

     

    I could go on and on about GoPro and 3D media which, as I said, will be the first use of the 3D internet, needing only twice the band width of 2D media. I think this is it for a while on 3D media. I am signing off on writing about 3D media. It has taken off... GoPro is about to astound every one Facebook's media store will be the first online 3D media store in the world and will surpass netflix in 3 years.

     

    http://on.wsj.com/1zFGrgj
    29 Nov 2014, 11:13 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Here is Micheal Slattery's excellent article on everything I have been saying for eight months! Congratulation Micheal! They should have published my original article but....

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...

     

    I will keep posting cool stuff on the metaverse and will continue looking for companies that have promising in roads to the development of it. Who knows? Someone else could come along as use my vast library of links to write their article!
    29 Nov 2014, 11:18 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Going in the way back machine! I found this on on Micheal Slattery's Article in the comments

     

    http://bit.ly/1zFGZTw

     

    How did I miss it?
    29 Nov 2014, 11:33 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » I have been posting fewer articles as that there is no reason to explain the Metaverse anymore as knowledge of its emergence has become ubiquitous. However Microsoft's Hololens, (an augmented reality devise), deserves a special shout out. I believe it both outclassed and outraced the Oculus rift to development.

     

    http://wapo.st/1yGCF8I

     

    I never thought that I would be invested in MSFT. If Oculus is a secret reason that big investors have been investing in FB than I would suspect suppression of FB's value. I also think that Apple is in serious trouble since they have no offering to the metaverse computing revolution. iWatch is weak. Wearables are not the next generation of computers. They are trinkets in the mobile internet computing revolution. 3D internet/metaverse is the next platform.
    24 Jan, 09:42 PM Reply Like
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