(VRfun18) Life in the Metaverse: Fortnite Keeps Growing

By this point, we’re all very used to Fortnite showcasing musical acts. Millions of players have swamped the servers to witness Ariana Grande or Travis Scott bridge the gap between concert and videogame. These events err on the side of metaverse for many, causing some to ask, is this the future of metaverse entertainment? For…

(VRfun18) How Do Consumers Feel About the Metaverse? Part II

The metaverse is as exciting as it is ill-defined. The term is so overused that it’s lost all meaning. Meanwhile, we see two metaverse tracks. One involves virtual synchronous worlds, while the other adds digital dimension to the physical world. Both will take years to materialize.Meanwhile, the M-word continues to be a runaway train in…

(VRfun18) Dev’s Remain Sceptical of Web3 in GDC’s 2022 Survey

The Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) will be returning in a couple of months offering both a virtual and in-person event for videogame creators around the world. As the event does every year it conducts an annual State of the Game Industry Survey to find out what dev’s think of the industry, where it’s going and…

(VRfun18) Is AR Shopping a Metaverse Precursor?

The metaverse continues to be a runaway train. The term has become so overused that it’s lost all meaning. And like any sector in the grips of a hype cycle, a market correction looms. A fully-actualized metaverse is decades away, so expect several mini-hype cycles along the way.Stepping back, there are at least two metaverse…

(VRfun18) Eight Things to get you Excited for the Metaverse

The metaverse may seem like an overwhelming prospect to many. In some possibilities it can be seen as a stark departure from the internet we are currently using; some see it as a fully 3D virtual reality (VR) space, while others view Web3 as a more consumer accessible experience guided by our smartphones. Whether you’re…

(VRfun18) Meditating in the MuddleVerse

It’s Probably Not What You ThinkFirst sight after new avatar birth, author’s picYou know you’ve done your job as a propagandist when a word you start using a lot provokes a counter-reaction within a few weeks.Like “Metaverse.”Hundreds of articles already proclaim how much “Metaverse” sucks. Apple has now publicly defined its overall future strategy as…

(VRfun18) The Future of Healthcare in the Metaverse

While medicine has traditionally been a hands-on encounter, the pandemic has rapidly accelerated the adoption of remote care technologies. Before COVID-19, a reported 43% of healthcare facilities were known to offer telehealth services. In 2020, we saw this percentage rise to 95%. Across the globe, many of our healthcare systems have also become the subjects…

(VRfun18) Is the Metaverse the Virtual Promised Land?

Picture the scene, a sprawling cityscape dominated by skyscrapers stretching beyond the clouds, busy streets filled with people going about their everyday lives all beautifully lit by the warm glow of a summer sunset. Seems idyllic doesn’t it? But it isn’t real, merely a digital construct of a creators mind who envisions a utopian world…