Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Metaverse 2.0 by Jackson

Clive Jackson of Pelican Crossing, creators of Blink3D software, recently published The Metaverse 2.0 (pdf). Snippets follow

I believe that the Metaverse 2.0 will be cosmopolitan, meaning: it is not a single, monolithic 3D environment like Second Life or There.com. Rather, it will be a vast collection of millions of interconnected 3D environments built using various 3D authoring products.

Metaverse 1.0 started around 1995’s with VRML 1.0 (Virtual Reality Markup Language), continuing with VRML 2.0 in 1997 and Adobe Atmosphere in 2000 and culminating with Active Worlds and Second Life. ... Non-web products like Active Worlds [were] closely followed by Second Life which languished until ... they added an economy and the concept of Intellectual Property. A more recent entrant has been There.com.

In 2007, we are starting to see problems... People are beginning to wonder what’s next and the answer is Metaverse 2.0.

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