Hello and welcome to Enter VR! Join Frooxius and I as we explore complex subjects that are too difficult for me to understand! Frooxius is a genius level over 9,000, he’s the creator of Sightline, Neos the Universe, World of Comenius and many more! In this conversation we talked a lot about light fields, the origins of Frooxius and trying to create life out of in-organic matter.
Here is a snippet of all the things we talked about:
45: Using nostalgia to sell VR to you.
2:30 Working with eVRday VR on lightfields in VR.
3:20 What’s it like to work with Dee.
4:30 Frooxius thoughts on education in general. Read “Free to learn” by Peter Grey.
10:00 Creating simulations of Quantum effects in VR.
11:30 Using Lightfields in education.
14:30 How to capture Lightfields inside of game engines.
16:50 Why and how Lightfields are relevant to the average person.
21:30 The finish line in the race to cross the uncanny valley has already been crossed.
22:30 Creating Lightfield images that take up 48 gigs in your hard drive.
25:30 The end goal of Frooxius’s light field work.
28:30 Are Lightfields the future of 3D rendering?
32:30 The origins of Frooxius.
36:30 Creating games with Powerpoint when he was 12 years old.
37:30 Growing up without internet.
40:00 The video games that influenced Frooxius the most.
42:30 Portal 2 has a great procedural soundtrack.
46:30 The most difficult fields of science to understand for Frooxius.
49:30 The science fair that changed Frooxius’s life.
52:30 Discovering VR. Creating the first SightLine.
53:30 Trying the DK1 for the first time.
56:00 Beating Half Life 2 in VR.
57:30 Was Frooxius aware of how big VR could become?
58:30 Frooxius’s secret to making fuck tons of VR games and demos.
59:50 Neos is using evolutionary algorithms to create a living metaverse.
1:04:30 Will we ever see AI that makes better pop music than us?
1:08:30 The most compelling theory of consciousness according to Frooxius.
1:14:30 Do you need self awareness to have consciousness?
1:16:30 Can simulations become self aware?
1:18:30 Using VR as a tool to explore consciousness.
1:20:30 Can inorganic matter develop consciousness?
1:24:30 Discussing the Michael Abrash’s talk at Oculus Connect 2.
1:28:30 Using neural input to discover the edge of the simulation we live in.
1:30:30 We don’t have the technology to simulate an exact replica of our current universe.
1:35:30 Frooxius prediction for when we will simulate reality.
1:38:30 Starting the church of the simulation.
1:39:30 Read the “Universe from nothing” by Lawrence Krauss.
1:41:30 Being in a multiverse is mathematically simpler.
1:45:30 Frooxius’s plan for the future.
1:47:30 Procedural tree making is bad ass.
1:52:30 Neos the origin will show off the world building features of Neos the Universe.
1:53:30 Neos the origin demo on its way.
1:54:30 How to stay in touch and get more info on Frooxius’s
1:56:30 Read Diaspora from Greg Egan. Orphanogenesis
2:00:00 Closing thoughts. What is Dark matter? How parallel universes can be possible.
Thanks to Frooxius for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening!
Song in the intro is “Another brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd.
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