(VRfun18) The Metaverse and Organizations

How the Metaverse will affect the future of the OrganizationsImage Credit: Unit 2 Games LimitedI think that if I ask most people what the Metaverse is, they will start mumbling something related to virtual reality, and some will say online meeting. Since it is still in the making, no one knows. I’ll say that Mark…

(VRfun18) How Many Quest 2s Did Meta Sell in Q2?

As you may have heard, Meta announced Q2 earnings last week. Among other things, Meta Reality Labs’ (MRL) represented a $2.8 billion expense. There, the message to investors is to stick with Meta while it builds, and cements a central position within, computing’s next era.Back to the near term, MRL top-line revenue is growing year…

(VRfun18) Benefits of cross-platform game development in-2022

The gaming industry is transformed significantly as a result of a more significant competitive marketplace and the emergence of new game types.Nowadays, there is a lot of discussion regarding “cross-platform” due to the popularity of mobile games that can be played on various devices like smartphones, tablets, and PC.Undoubtedly, across many platforms, gaming is getting…

(VRfun18) Midea “Ride The Wave” Retail AR Product Demo Experience

Midea America Corporation specializes in home appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, laundry appliances, and much more. They called on Groove Jones to create the augmented reality experience to promote their new Wave-Impeller 4.5-cu ft High-Efficiency Impeller Top-Load Washer. This retail AR experience utilized native AR to bring it to life.Groove Jones worked directly with…

(VRfun18) Towards A Spatial Web

Photo by note thanun on UnsplashIn a recent post, I discussed the many facets of web 3 and what a web 3 ecosystem looks like. In this article I would like to delve deeper into how interfaces and user experiences are changing. This is the world of metaverses, augmented reality and holograms — a move…

(VRfun18) Follow the Money: Meta Doesn’t Want to Own the Metaverse

When discussing the metaverse in adept circles, you don’t get too far without hearing the i-word: interoperability. The thought is that a prospective metaverse should link disparate domains, just like the web links websites through common standards and protocols (e.g., HTTPS).But the next breath often invokes the p-word: proprietary. There’s lingering doubt that the big…

(VRfun18) Get fit with VR & AR glasses

Visit the biggest sports stadiums from your room, box against Mike Tyson and train for an Ironman. These could all be options for when you want to get fit with virtual and augmented technology.But what does getting fit with these technologies look like and what kind of devices do you need?One of the tools now…

(VRfun18) Healthcare in the Metaverse

Photo by Michael BerdyuginScience fiction continues to be a medium for futuristic technology revolutions with many creative inventions and technology steaming from Hollywood stories such as Star Wars, The Matrix, Blade Runner, etc. The term “metaverse” was first coined in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 science fiction novel, where he described it as “the virtual reality world…

(VRfun18) NFT Spotlight: REPLICATOR by Mad Dog Jones

Please note that the following review is not an endorsement of purchasing the NFTs discussed, and the author does not themself own any of the collection. NFTs come in a broad range of formats, from video clips to still images to audio clips. The most intriguing examples, however, are the ones that make use of…

(VRfun18) How Decentralized is Web3? – GMW3

The term “decentralization” has become a significant and reiterated buzzword throughout the Web3 space as it is immediately paired with being favourable. Often, blockchain protocols, applications, and networks utilize the term to establish successful marketing tactics. This helps to attract capital and users to an ecosystem. The problem here is that many of web3’s top projects…

(VRfun18) Metaverse needs to solve problems, not be the problem

Metaverse and virtual reality sells beyond gaming and technology markets if it solves problems. It will not sell if it creates them. We’re getting better on hardware and high quality content, but how do we actually distribute the fabulous 360 degrees pieces?Photo: Meridian Treehouse. Shared, synchronised immersive reality experience. 180 participants brought to the moon…

(VRfun18) Metaverse Weekly: The Challenge of Interoperability

One of the key challenges to a fully functioning metaverse is that of interoperability. Within platforms such as Decentraland or The Sandbox, there is coherence between that of the virtual worlds, users, and external blockchain networks. This is internal interoperability. However, the problem here is that external interoperability between world-hosting applications is less clear. For…

(VRfun18) NFT Spotlight: Color Block Party by Yener Torun

Please note that the following review is not an endorsement of purchasing the NFTs discussed, and the author does not themself own any of the collection. Photography has become one of the cornerstones of the NFT space, ranking as a discrete category on the largest NFT marketplace OpenSea alongside collectables, music and virtual worlds. The…

(VRfun18) StepVR Launches VR Gates Into the Metaverse

Whether on a flat-screen or in virtual reality (VR), the idea of a metaverse is an all-encompassing digital world. And if films like The Lawnmower Man or Ready Player One have taught us anything you’ll need a big rig to strap into to truly appreciate the experience. So Chinese technology company StepVR has done just…

(VRfun18) Meta’s Metaverse Horizon Worlds Lands on UK Shores

Facebook might have changed its name to Meta as company CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to push his metaverse vision, but its actual metaverse Horizon Worlds hasn’t been that accessible globally. Previously only available for North American Meta Quest owners, this week finally sees Horizon Worlds coming to UK headsets. Just as with any of Meta’s…

(VRfun18) How VRJAM is Redefining Live Experiences in the Metaverse

If you’re like most of us, your favourite concert experiences were desperately missed during the pandemic. Artists also suffered significantly — according to an annual report conducted by UK Music, almost one in three industry-related jobs were lost during COVID-19. Employment in the sector also fell by a devastating 35%.  It’s easy to wonder: what…

(VRfun18) Take a Look Inside Link, Engage’s Pro Metaverse

There seems to be a new metaverse-related project popping up each week with the latest to make an appearance being Link. Created by the enterprise-focused platform Engage, Link will be aimed at the more professional end of the market, covering educational, entertainment and enterprise users. Originally codenamed ‘Oasis’ when Engage unveiled the platform in 2021,…

(VRfun18) Life in the Metaverse: NFT Worlds

NFT Worlds feels like an ideal in-road for gamers to experience Web3 entering our hobby. Built on the years of open-source Minecraft technology, NFT Worlds mints Minecraft world seeds on the Ethereum blockchain for owners to establish a unique metaverse experience. Using the new alpha launcher, NFT Worlds opens to show a collection of worlds…

(VRfun18) NFT Thought Leaders Becomes Go-To Web3 Event GMW3 Live

As Web3 has grown during 2022 so has your favourite website Good Morning Web3 (gmw3), bringing you news, interviews and exciting feature pieces. Today, gmw3 takes another step toward becoming the prime resource for Web3 by welcoming influencer network NFT Thought Leaders to the brand. This will see the network and its international events program…

(VRfun18) Metaverse Weekly: Distinguishing Between Distributed & Decentralized Systems

Decentralization refers to the distribution of decision-making power from a centralized entity to a distributed network of entities. This is a common theme within the cryptoeconomy & blockchain applications. There are a number of different technologies that can assist in the functional decentralization of the metaverse space. Some of the most prominent examples are: Distributed…

(VRfun18) RIFT-AR – An Augmented Metaverse

With so many metaverse platforms emerging almost daily, a project needs to truly stand out. Not only that, but it needs to feel achievable and accessible to all. This is exactly what RIFT-AR will be according to founders, Adam Wavy, Lofi Michael and Karo Kaylani. In order to be accessible, RIFT-AR will be built using…

(VRfun18) How Many Consumers Have Tried VR?

Survey research from Thrive Analytics & ARtillery Intelligence reveals who’s using VR, how often, and with what hardware.Thrive Analytics and ARtillery Intelligence today released a new report: VR Usage & Consumer Attitudes, Wave VI. ARtillery Intelligence authored survey questions and a narrative report while Thrive Analytics administered the survey through its established survey engine and…

(VRfun18) How Will Geo-Local AR Materialize?

Because AR’s inherent function is to enhance the physical world, its relevance is often tied to specific locations. This is what we call geo-local AR. It’s all about AR experiences whose value is tied to locations. We’re talking informational overlays on storefronts and waypoints.If this sounds familiar, it’s the foundational principle behind the AR cloud…

(VRfun18) Big Town Chef To Begin NFT Sales Early June

Remember last month when gmw3 wrote about TV chef Gino D’Acampo’s plan to get into the Web3 gaming space with Big Town Chef? As surreal as it seemed, it’s not some bizarre fabrication as the team behind the play-to-earn title has announced that the playable chef NFT avatars are going on sale in less than…

(VRfun18) Metaverse Weekly: Exploring the Infinite Metaverse with Deep Technologies

With the rise of metaverse protocols such as Decentraland and The Sandbox, the cryptoeconomy has seen a tremendous surge in demand for digital land, space, & access to the metaverse. Much of this demand has been driven by digital scarcity – whether artificial or simply from a barrier to entry for everyday individuals not having…

(VRfun18) NFT Spotlight: Cannes Producer Pass by pplpleasr

Please note that the following review is not an endorsement of purchasing the NFTs discussed, and the author does not themself own any of the collection. One of the most prestigious events in the cinema calendar, the Cannes Film Festival is currently running until the 28th of May. Returning with full spectator capacity for the…

(VRfun18) Women in the Metaverse – Paula Marie Kilgarriff

Currently serving as an international lecturer on Web3 fashion marketing, branding and retail innovation, Paula Marie Kilgarriff has become a formidable leader in the burgeoning space. Leveraging her expertise in luxury fashion, digital technology, business development, branding, digital retail and more, you can find her in all sorts of corners right now. As part of…

(VRfun18) Metaverse Cities, Crypto States:

Kelsie Nabben9 May, 2022This piece presents the concept of “Metaverse Cities”, as an exploration of how “crypto cities” and “crypto states” are melding with the physical infrastructure of cities to offer new potentialities in how people organise, work, rest, and play. It forms a contribution to a broader project by RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub on…

(VRfun18) Decentralized Metaverse The Sandbox Enters new Partnership to Safeguard its Community

There are a multitude of different metaverse platforms out there and one of the most prominent is The Sandbox claiming over 40 million global installs on mobile. Today, the decentralized social world has announced a new partnership with WebHelp, a specialist in customer experience and business solutions to help improve The Sandbox’s community engagement. Image…