On today’s show I am joined by Aaron Lemke, the man behind Unello Design. Come along as we discuss his future plans for Eden River and Opera Nova, we also dip our toes inside the rabbit hole and explore the idea of crossing the uncanny valley with VR.
Here is a quick preview of some things we talked about:
How Aaron first became involved in VR
Aaron’s first impression with the Rift.
Aaron’s greatest VR influences
Controlling the Avatar of a cat from a first ‘person’ perspective
Aaron’s thoughts on the virtual reality renaissance.
Thinking outside the box when creating VR experiences , Why meditative games?
What sorts of new features are in the pipeline for Opera Nova and Eden River.
Standing vs. sitting in VR.
Our dream features and specs for consumer version one.
What its like to be a one man developer team.
What Oculus can do to help developers more.
The promise of Android VR
What the future of monetization will look like.
Using the word experience to describe VR software just doesn’t cut it, anymore.
What will it feel like to cross the uncanny valley for the first time? How would you react to the moment when you can’t tell the difference between VR and real life?
Will we fight post uncanny valley VR experiences or will we learn to accept it?
Figuring how to fool all of the human perceptual systems in order to provide the most presence.
What does it mean to be alive in an age of unprecedented technological growth?
The best and worst thing that could happen with virtual reality technologies in the future.
Will humanity be able to take full advantage of VR to our benefit or will we let the opportunities go to waste in the abuse of unpractical experiences?
Will there be class stratification in the Metaverse?
Human behaviors can transfer over to a virtual world?
What will the ultimate VR medium look like? Will we ever connect neurologically with the machine world?
Could a machine be able to predict what you are about to do before even “you” realize it with neural implants?
Closing thoughts, how to keep in touch with Aaron
Enter VR’s first ever musical performance! Aaron performs a song from the Eden River Soundtrack.
To get in touch with Aaron or support his work, follow the links below:
Thanks again to Aaron for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality
Thank you for listening!
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