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I met Aaron Evangelista at an SVVR gathering.

Hello listeners! On today’s show I speak with Aaron Evangelista, a young Gear VR enthusiast and developer. Come along as we explore the mind of Aaron!

1:00 How Aaron and I crossed paths.

1:40 Aaron’s first impressions of DK1.

4:00 Aaron’s family reactions to GearVR. Aaron’s “go to ” experience when demoing GearVR.

5:00 The longest Aaron can spend in VR.

6:00 Importing Sketchfab scenes into Unity and getting them running.

10:00 What are Aaron’s goals? Participating in the VR mobile game jam.

11:00 The most compelling aspect of VR development to Aaron.

14:00 Why Aaron got a GearVR and not a DK2.

16:30 Are people more likely to buy a Morpheus or PC based VR?
The advantages of Project Morpheus.

19:00 Why develop for Mobile and not the other VR hardware platforms.
What is holding back mobile VR?

22:00 How to deal with battery life in mobile VR?

23:00 Becoming a Solar Powered Robo Cop with GearVR.

24:00 What will GearVR look like in the year 2025?

26:00 What are the things Aaron sees himself doing the most in VR? Bringing Playstation Home to Morpheus?

27:00 Will Aaron meet his future wife in VR?

30:00 Is VR dating a good thing or a bad thing?

31:00 Is the VR industry moving too fast?

34:00 Is VR here to stay or can the party be over any day now? How to know whether VR has

38:00 How do we come to the conclusion that there is going to be a Metaverse? What’s the Metaverse going to be like?

41:00 Can VR be better than real life? What are the implications of people wanting to spend most of their time in VR?

48:00 Tapping into the areas of the brain that enable lucid dreaming to pair it with the Metaverse.

51:00 Would you augment your brain by merging hardware with your wetware?

57:00 Will VR reveal whether we are living in a simulation?

1:00:00 Can Aaron see himself living 500 years?

1:03:00 Creating an earthquake training simulation to prepare the San Francisco Bay Area for the next big one.

1:07:00 Is Aaron more hopeful are more pessimistic about the future?

1:11:00 Don’t punch a vagina.

1:12:30 What is the internet of things?

1:19:00 Final thoughts.

Thanks to Aaron for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening!

You can find Aaron on Reddit as :

saikoyama

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Hello there fellow scholars of the proto metaverse! Welcome to the Enter VR podcast. On today’s show I speak with D, from eVRyday vr.

Here is a preview of some of the things we talked about:

1:00 Intro: How D found out about VR.

4:00 How D became involved with Youtube.

6:00 Why VR is interesting to D.

7:30 Was VR suppose to happen this fast?

8:30 The pros and cons of the vr explosion.

11:00 How to get people excited about vr without over hyping it?

13:30 Is AR and VR competing with each other?

15:30 What is the most profound effect that virtual reality will have on humans?

18:00 Why do we need virtual reality?

19:00 D’s goals and dreams for the future.

20:00 Whats most exciting about VR? the hardware or software?

22: What is chromatic aberration?

24:00 What are fresnel lenses and how do they interact with Chromatic aberration?

25:00 What is Asynchronous time warp?

28:00 What is lightfields?

33:00 What will the VR patent wars look like?

39:00 What is Raytracing and why do people think its the future?

43:00 What is raytracing good for?

45:00 How variations in visual processing from person to person will affect the overall experience of virtual reality.

49:00 Can virtual reality makes us smarter? Will this new way of accessing information overload us and have negative consequences ?or increase our intellectual capacities and become a net benefit for humanity?

53:00 Can simulating real life tasks in vr provide value to our experience in real life?

1:01:00 Will we go inside the dreams of other people? Has the smart phone taken away our ability to be more creative?

1:05:00 5 games that stand out the most from D’s Childhood. Why Nintendo games and emulated games are hard to port over to vr.

1:12:00 Can the game-afication of education take away from the learnings aspect?

1:14:00 If you could be any character from your Childhood , who would it be ?

1:17:00 Highlights of GDC 2015.

1:22:00 Alternative things the console gaming market could innovate on.

1:24:00 How many Morpheus devices could Sony potentially sell in their first year?

1:26:00 Will the next Xbox or the next Nintendo console have vr intergration?

1:29:20 (JK Valve! I love you!)

1:31:00 God of War in VR! Please! Impressions on Lucky’s Tale.

1:37:00 Can VR HMD’s damage your brain or vision?

1:42:00 Who will VR shape our sense of identity in the future?

1:50:00 How to give empathy to the masses?

1:54:00 How to stay in touch

Thanks again to D for being a true scholar and wizard of virtual reality and thank you for listening.

Keep in touch with D with the links below:

youtube.com/user/eVRydayVR

twitter.com/eVRydayVR

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Welcome to the EnterVR podcast. On this episode I speak with the people behind Technolust, Darkfield, Stompz, VRChat and PodVR on a recap of GDC 2015. Come along as we discuss the highlights of one of the most momentous weeks for virtual reality.

Intro: Describing this years GDC in as little words as possible.

5:00 Impressions of the HTC Vive

12:00 Valve wants to turn Lighthouse into a standard?

17:00 Impression of the Valve controllers.

20:00 Impressions of the new Sony Morpheus.

23:00 Responses to Valve’s announcement

More show notes on the way…

Click here to check out a spherical image of the podcast!

Thanks to Blair, Mark, Jesse, Olivier, Graham, Brian and Matt for being true scholars and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening.

Keep in touch and follow what they are doing with the links below.

http://www.stompzvr.com

http://vrchat.net

http://irisproductions.ca/vr

http://www.darkfield-vr.com

http://www.synthesisuniverse.com

https://twitter.com/VRChatNet

https://twitter.com/podvrcast

https://twitter.com/OlivierJT_SU

https://twitter.com/StompzVR

https://twitter.com/grahamgaylor

https://twitter.com/JesseJoudrey

https://twitter.com/bullardo

https://twitter.com/skyworxx

https://twitter.com/Anticleric

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Hello and welcome to the EnterVR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Aaron Frank from Singularity University.

Here is a preview of some of the things we talked about:

1:00 Intro. The Singularity University Campus reminds me of X-Men School.

2:00 What is Singularity University and how did it come about?

4:00 How will understanding exponential progress change the way you make business decisions?

7:00 How exponential growth can be deceptive.

10:00 Is virtual reality an exponential growth technology?

16:00 Is the Oculus Rift a “pretender” technology?

21:00 Is virtual reality really a paradigm shift? How to not get left behind.

24:00 Where does Singularity University fit in, when it comes to the ongoing story of virtual reality.

27:00 Do exponential problems require exponential solutions?

36:00 Do we need a Metaverse economy to be a counter weight to the AI economy?

43:00 What would the Metaverse economy look like?

46:00 What happens when the universe “awakens”?

54:00 Will we be uploading our consciousness into machines?

59:00 How will human laws adapt when the Singularity occurs?

1:05:00 Correction* One week off.

1:08:00 Will information be the currency of the 21st century?

1:13:00 Is VR the tool with which we will look inside our own minds?

1:16:00 What about the people who do not want to be part of the Singularity?

1:20:00 Can we be connected to nature and technology at the same time?

1:24:00 Would you augment your brain?

1:25:00 Would you give up your consciousness to the machine in exchange for world peace?

1:31:00 How to stay in touch.

Thanks again to Aaron for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening!

Keep in touch with Aaron with the links below:

@Afrank26

http://singularityu.org/

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Hello and welcome to the enterVR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Igor and Gregory and they are part of the team that created Blazerush.

Here is a snippet of some of the things we talked about:

1:00 How Blazerush got started

3:30 How the team divided up work.

6:30 Why did they decide to implement vr support?

9:00 How was the UX/UI VR design implemented in Blaze Rush?

10:40 Nailing down the Vantage point of Blaze Rush.

13:20 Will Targem make more VR games in the future?

20:00 What does the virtual reality community look like in their part of Russia.

22:00 How do people react to the term virtual reality where they are from?

24:00 The duration of production.

25:00 Why did decide to create games in the first place?

28:00 The most difficult aspects of shipping out Blazerush from both a technical and business perspective.

32:00 Gregory and Igor’s favorite games.

35:00 How do you create a well balanced game?

39:30 Balancing out the weapon system. The devs favorite weapons.

49:00 How move forward when you nail down a good formula for success in gameplay?

51:00 Will there be DLC for Blazerush?

53:00 Closing thoughts.

Extra feature

58:00 Adding community submitted content to the game.

Thanks again to Igor and Gregory for being true scholars and gentlemen of virtual reality and thank you for listening.

Get more info on Targem games with the links below:

http://www.targem.ru/

https://twitter.com/BlazeRushGame

http://blazerush.com/

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Hello and welcome to the Enter VR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Ryan Holmes from Space VR.

Here is a snippet of some of the things we talked about:

45: What is Space VR?

1:00 Virtual reality space tourism is coming 2017

2:00 Why put a 360 camera in space?

3:30 What will you walk away with after trying Space VR?

4:00 Most pressing technical challenges for Space VR.

6:00 Where do you learn to make space certified cameras?

6:30 How to get the camera up to the ISS?How much money will it cost to get the camera up to space.

7:30 Funding Goals and how to accomplish them.

10:00 How will the experience be priced?

12:00 Doing a moon launch.

14:00 How to convince investors about Space VR?

16:00 Creating a Space robotics company.

18:00 Can you see yourself dying in space?

18:30 What are the implications of discovering life in our solar system?

20:00 Biggest obstacles facing Ryan.

21:00 Closing thoughts and how to stay in touch.

Thanks again to Ryan for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and space.

Keep in touch with Ryan and Space VR with the links below:

http://spacevr.co/

https://twitter.com/SpaceVR

http://www.meetup.com/Space-Hackers/

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Hello and welcome to the EnterVR podcast! On today’s I speak with MindVR, a startup putting together 360 video experiences.

Here is a snippet of some of the things we talked about:

4:00 Intro. What is MindVR?

6:00 What is the allure of 360 videos?

9:30 How MindVR plans on improving on the 360 video technology.

13:00 What sets MindVR apart from the competition?

15:00 Lessons learned thus far. Figuring out what works?

18:00 Analyzing the merits of the competition.

25:00 What does the production pipeline look like?

28:00 How does the business model scale up?

33:00 How much to charge for 360 video content?

33:00 What is the thing that people want to do the most when the experience 360 video experiences?

36:00 What is the “Machine” being built by HP?

37:00 Is adult entertainment in the horizon for Mind VR?

39:00 CG story telling experiences vs. 360 videos?

43:00 Bringing Mystery Science 3000 to virtual reality.

45:00 Closing thoughts.

Thanks again to Phillippe, Guy and Dave for being scholars and gentlemen of virtual reality.

Get more info on MindVR with the links below:

http://www.mindvr.com/

https://twitter.com/mindvr1

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Come hang out the San Francisco Metaverse Scholars club meetup!

Exploring VR outside gaming and surviving the first year of consumer VR

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 6:00 PM

pivotal labs
875 Howard St San Francisco, CA

53 Scholars Went

Hello fellow scholars of the Proto Metaverse! This month’s event we are bringing to you a special night filled with demos, a great panel and awesome people to meet.Join us as we peek inside the minds of Manish Gupta, James Blaha from ApolloVR , Tony Parisi founder at Third Eye and Matt Bell founder at Matterport. The panel will be moderated by Cr…

Check out this Meetup →

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Hello and welcome to the EnterVR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Eddie Lee from Funktronic Labs, the people who brought you the awesome “Collider” experience for Dk2.

Here is a snippet of some of the things we talked about:

40: Intro. How Funktronic Labs came about.

1:20 Figuring out what kind of Studio to build. Becoming involved with the Leap Motion VR initiative.

3:00 Embodying a particle that is traveling inside the Large Hadron Collider in VR.

5:00 Relaying a story through Collider?

6:00 What is Generative Art?

7:30 The difference between procedural systems algorithms and generative art.

9:30 Use cases where generative art really shines.

12:40 Will generative art render artists obsolete? What will the future of generative in vr look like?

16:40 How people are reacting to generative art in virtual reality.

19:00 Creating a content studio with two teams creating two types of software.

21:00 Is the average gamer looking for something new?

25:00 What are Funktronic labs future plans for vr content?

28:00 Should you make a product right now for a non existent vr consumer market.

30:30 How to bridge the gap between early adopters and the mass market consumers.

40:00 Are humans hardwired to want to “escape”?

42:00 Will VR make people smarter?

45:00 Learning highly abstract subjects in vr.

46:20 Can you imagine life without the internet?

50:30 What made Eddie want to teach himself generative art through the internet?

56:20 The relationship between Oculus Story Studio and the lack of input device.

1:03:00 What version of the metaverse will be more predominant, the open source version or the walled gardens?

1:07:00 What will be the best monetization models look like in the first year of the consumer version?

1:10:00 Is advertising more effective in vr?

1:16:00 How will a fully featured metaverse compete for your time while awake.

1:18:30 What is one thing that will never be better in vr?

1:22:00 What if VR doesnt take off?

1:26:00 Will there ever be a Metaverse? What comes after the smartphone?

1:32:00 What kind of experiences and games is Eddie forward to in vr?

1:34:00 Creating music in vr?

1:36:00 Making your daily computer interactions more efficient through vr interfaces.

1:41:00 What do you see inside your head when you listen to music?

1:43:00 Do Orcas, dolphins or chimpanzees dance?

1:44:00 Closing thoughts and how to stay in touch.

Thanks again to Eddie for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thanks for listening.

Keep in touch with Eddie and Funktronic labs with the link below.

funktroniclabs.com/

twitter.com/eddietree

apps.leapmotion.com/apps/collider/windows

Announcements:

Come hang out at the first official meetup of the San Francisco Metaverse Scholars Club!

Exploring VR outside gaming and surviving the first year of consumer VR

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 6:00 PM

pivotal labs
875 Howard St San Francisco, CA

53 Scholars Went

Hello fellow scholars of the Proto Metaverse! This month’s event we are bringing to you a special night filled with demos, a great panel and awesome people to meet.Join us as we peek inside the minds of Manish Gupta, James Blaha from ApolloVR , Tony Parisi founder at Third Eye and Matt Bell founder at Matterport. The panel will be moderated by Cr…

Check out this Meetup →

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Welcome to the EnterVR podcast! Today’s show will be very special. In a cross collaborative effort with the Silicon Valley Founders and VC community we have gathered a panel of Venture Capitalist and Founders in VR. Come along as we figure out how to accelerate the growth of the virtual reality industry/community.

Here is a preview of some of the things we talked about.

(we will make sure to have a Mic prepped for the audience during the Q&A session next time around)

1:00 Introductions

3:00 Why are they interested in VR in the first place?

9:00 How do you convince VCs that are on the fence about VR?

13:00 What will it take for VR to go from enthusiasts to the mass market?

21:00 What is the Achilles heel of virtual reality?

25:30 If I am a founder, what do I need to do to impress an investor interested in vr?

29:00 What does success look like for VR in the first year of release of CV1?

32:00 What mentality should I be in If I want to invest in vr?

36:00 What do VCs stand to gain if VR become successful? What is at stake?

42:00 How will our socio economic structures adapt to the AI economy? Do we need to create a Metaverse?

45:Can they prove to me that we are not in a simulation?

Q&A:

48:00 Are they investing in open web platforms?

50:00 How can investors expect quality VR content but you need investment to some extent to create quality VR? Catch 22 of investing in the industry.

51:20 Does AR pose a threat to VR?
The limitations of AR.

54:00 Is there a bubble in VR? Are there aspects of the industry that have been over invested in?

57:00 How can we create immersive experiences without HMDs?

Thanks again to :

Jay Zhao
Cliff Plumber
Chris Hollenbeck
Morgan Holland
Tipatat Chennavasin

For being true scholar and gentlemen of virtual reality and thank you for listening!!

Big thanks to all the VR companies that came to demo at the event.

Find out more about the event with the link below:

Founders & VC – Funding the Creation of the Virtual Reality Metaverse

Monday, Jan 26, 2015, 6:00 PM

Pivotal Labs
875 Howard Street 5th Floor San Francisco, CA

193 Founders & VC Went

This month, we bring to you some exciting VR startups as well as investors who have funded the creation of the Metaverse. Be prepared to try some of the best and latest demos from up to 10 virtual reality startups around Silicon Valley :)Join us, as we peek inside the minds of Cliff Plumer, an early investor in Oculus Rift, Chris Hollenbeck from …

Check out this Meetup →

Special thanks to audio engineer Robert Z for handling the audio set up like a 10th degree black belt in the audio arts.

Get in touch with Robert here:

RZimmermanSF@gmail.com

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Hello listeners! Welcome to another episode of the Enter VR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Shannon Norrell , the creator of the Burning Man virtual reality project and the founder of the Silicon Valley Web VR meetup group. Come along as Shannon discuss his plan for the Burning Man VR camp, why 3D printing is important and how to get involved in his awesome project.

Here is a preview of some of the things we talked about:

30: Introduction: What is the Burning man virtual reality project?

1:00 What is Burning man?

4:00 How the virtual reality burning man camp will come together.

5:00 Why bring virtual reality to Burning Man?

7:00 How do you fund a virtual reality Burning Man camp.

10:20 Experiencing a King Kong vs Gozilla dance battle in VR at Burning Man.

13:00 How to join the effort to create virtual reality burning man camp.

14:40 Why burn your art at the end of the event?

16:20 What attracted Shannon to Burning Man.

17:20 How Burning Man has evolved over the years.

22:00 Why is Shannon interested in VR.

23:30 What is value of Augmented Reality to humanity?

27:00 Who is Burning Man for?

30:00 Would Palmer ever go to Burning Man?

32:00 The relationship between Burning Man and Hallucinogens?

34:40 Shannon’s favorite Burning Man moment of all time.

36:00 Shannon’s thoughts on open source VR vs. Closed Source VR.

39:00 How to get tickets for Burning Man.

43:00 Why is 3D printing important?

46:30 3D printers are the proto food replicators of the future?

50:00 Artificial Intelligence is already here.

54:00 Final thoughts and how to stay in touch.

Thanks again to Shannon for being a true scholar and gentleman of the Metaverse and thank you for listening.

Keep in touch with the links below:

shannon@bmanvr.com

https://www.facebook.com/BurningManVR

http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-HTML5-WebGL-Meetup/

http://bmanvr.us10.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=ce44921bfb13eb2aae7349a34&id=29ca6ea607

http://bmanvr.com/

https://bitly.com/bmanvr.com