luka

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Got a phone upgrade the other day, they chucked in a 'free' VR headset. I wasn't that bothered about it but trying it out I've been pretty amazed by how good it is - and this isn't even a specialist VR like PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift.

Now I guess what you're all thinking is - 'he went straight for the porn'. And you'd be right. And it's a really WEIRD experience. Totally uncanny - the feeling when a face or (ahem) other body part gets right up to your face is impossible to describe except by saying that it's like when a REAL face/body part gets close to yours, except you know it's an illusion. (And of course you can't touch.) I felt like I was in a sci fi film - aroused but disturbed.
 

wild greens

and sardines
Probably quite noteworthy in this context


In October 2020, it sold digital sneakers for the equivalent $90,000; this April, it sold out of 600 NFTs in seven minutes for more than $3 million. A recent avatar partnership with artist Takashi Murakami has garnered nearly $65 million in transaction volume. In May, Rtfkt raised $8 million led by Andreessen Horowitz, valuing the company at $33.3 million.

Say what you want about crypto but people really do love spending money on absolute shite
 

Clinamenic

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https://digitalfuturescommission.org.uk/blog/free-play-in-minecraft-what-does-it-look-like/ the kids already run the metaverse = minecraft and roblox,
they are the indigenous people of the metaverse
"In another example, Beth and her dad, playing together, sought about seeing who could ‘build the best cat sculpture’. These sculptures, though, were made of blocks of TNT and core to this experience was the joy of creating a dramatic explosion at the end of it. Throughout their sculpting, interspersed with creative musings about scale and form, Beth’s father initiated a conversation about the moral considerations of ‘blowing up (digital) cats’ and gave reassurances that this is not something they would ever consider doing in real life."
 

Clinamenic

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Clinamenic

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Yeah I think Decentraland is a bust, despite some people paying millions of $ worth of ETH for some land plots.
 

Clinamenic

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On one level its cool cause its a place where a bunch of people can build crazy, impossible structures, but beyond that the game itself just seems kinda derpy and flat.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
this whole web 3.0 thing makes me think about when they reintroduced 3d movies with avatar from james cameron, i went there expecting something revolutionary but it was just the same technology that was already available for decennia?
 

Clinamenic

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Yeah web3's distinctions are mainly under the hood, but on the surface the big distinctions will be about verifiable ownership of digital assets, which isn't an established feature of web2, aside from maybe some fringe cases.
 
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