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Hello and welcome to Enter VR!

On this episode I speak with Dara Bonakdar. Dara is the founder of Jahan, a platform that will allow you to visit the world’s museums and heritage sites with Virtual reality. Come along as we discuss the future challenges of VR, finding the money in the art world and cracking an egg with one’s buttocks.

Here is a snippet of the first ten minutes of one my favorite conversations yet:

1:00 The best bison burger in the world is in the middle of the California woods.

2:00 How Dara got involved in VR in the first place.

5:00 What will happen to tour guide jobs once VR museums become mainstream?

8:00 How Jahan will make profits.

10:00 How to find the ‘money’ in the art world?

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

Follow up with Dara with the links below:

www.linkedin.com/in/darabonakdar

angel.co/dara-bonakdar

Also, thanks to James Blaha for letting me use his Tupac mix for the intro of this show. Find the song at his profile page:

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Hello and welcome to another installment of the Enter VR podcast! On this episode I hang out with Aaron Lemke, Founder at Unello Design and all around scholar and gentleman of the proto metaverse. Come along as we dive into conversation about VR deving and some other loosely tan genial subjects to VR.

1:00 Getting a proper Audio metronome to work in Unity?

1:10 What is Unity good and bad at?

2:50 12 hour work days will ruin your posture.

5:00 Can standing desks be bad for you ?

6:10 Wearing an HMD while walking on a treadmill?

7:30 VR developers on the side walk eating tacos.

10:40 This podcast is not sponsored by anyone and all the views reflect my own opinions or the opinions Incepted into my mind via subliminal messages.

11:30 Going to the Unity Vision Summit.

13:00 “We’re all optimists about this technology”.

13:30 Altruism Vs. Profit.

(I actually like Buzzfeed blue. Buzzfeed is the phenomena of supply demand being played out in the exchange of digital media. How do you make money with media companies these days? How does technology reflect our human nature?)

18:00 Everything in life is on a spectrum.

18:33 I need a new catch phrase.

20:00 We want to be productive in VR!

21:30 Dreams by Media Molecule has got us hyped.

23:00 Turning the obstacles of VR into business opportunities.

25:30 I wouldn’t mind owning a Nintendo Dolphin.

27:20 People want to escape reality? Why do we want to escape reality?

28:38 Elegant is probably not right term.

30:10 The rise of a new jock mentality through e-sports?

32:00 Lorne Michaels please buy our idea!

33:40 http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/11/we-need-an-energy-miracle/407881/

36:00 Transcending the self through nature.

38:00 Aaron is working on something awesome for the Vive.

40:10 Aaron is playing a lot of Tiltbrush and Fantastic Contraption on the Vive. http://fantasticcontraption.com/

42:00 Pewdiepie played Aaron’s game.

44:00 Swarm hiveminds could counteract the power of AI?

45:00 Read the Metarmorphosis of Prime Intellect. Spoiler alert!!!!

46:00 How long before we fight the first robot war?

47:10 Rick and Morty is amazing!

49:00 Taking Roy off the grid!

54:00 It’s the year 15,219 and your government doesn’t want you to know.

55:00 Sand hydraulics are bad ass.

56:00 Watch Tim’s Vermir. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3089388/

58:00 Technology is eternally linked to art. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3204392/

1:03:00 Learning game development helps you appreciate nature.

1:07:00 People are very critical of real world environments in VR.

1:08:00 Lands End is pretty sweet on the Gear VR.

1:10:00 Will Apple ever make a VR product?

1:12:00 VR is taking too long to get here.

1:14:00 Creating a VR fetish island.

1:17:00 Can VR make you more violent?

1:18:00 Creating the next Metal Gear for VR.

1:21:00 Don’t step on the lava vr.

1:26:00 Will we ever see haptic gloves?

1:27:00 Deep uses human breath as input.

1:31:00 Debating the best tracking solutions.

1:33:00 I’ll be the last guy Oculus will ever hire btw.

1:36:00 Lighthouse will become Wifi in a utopian future.

1:38:00 Closing thoughts and how to stay in touch.

Thanks 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:

http://www.unellodesign.com/

https://twitter.com/aaronlemke

https://twitter.com/UnelloDesign

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Hello and welcome to the Enter VR podcast! On today’s show Dora Cheng from uForis VR comes along to discuss business, the current challenges of VR, the future of the medium and more!

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

Intro: The value of having professional conferences for the VR industry.

2:00 How did this year’s Oculus Connect compare to last years?

4:45 What is Uforis VR? What are they up to?

7:00 Letting student’s take virtual tours of their future university housing.

8:00 Methodology to push out content.

10:40 Dora’s team created their own engine with its own API.

12:20 How Uforis adapts their custom engine to individual clients.

14:30 The long term vision of Uforis VR.

17:30 What sets Dora’s team apart from the competition.

19:50 Where does Dora’s enthusiasm for VR come from?

24:45 How long will it take for the Metaverse that Dora envisions to arrive? What will it look like?

32:00 Why does it feel like dystopian futures and VR go hand in hand?

36:00 Will VR play a role in creating dystopian or Utopian societies?

41:20 How will bullying play itself out in VR?

49:00 The price of admission for VR is more than monetary.

51:30 Using virtual reality life forms to rehabilitate criminals and people with mental illnesses.

56:00 What is the biggest weakness of the industry thus far?

1:00:00 Biggest thing to remember for someone who works in VR.

1:01:30 How to stay in touch with Dora.

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

Keep in touch with Dora with the links below:

https://twitter.com/doracheng

https://twitter.com/uForis

http://www.uforis.com/

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Welcome to Enter VR. On this episode I catch up with Steve Drash the creator of Titans of Space and currently working with the Apollo 11 VR experience, VR Girlz and more!

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

1:30 Intro, Apollo 11 VR update. As of the posting of this episode they have won the award.

3:00 The google Cardboard version of Titans of Space ported over awesomely!

5:00 The latest download numbers for Titans of Space.

6:00 Was Steve anticipating his download numbers?

7:00 What’s in store for the future of Titans of Space?

10:00 Is Steve motivated by the same things he was 2 years ago?

12:00 Why its hard to monetize on your passion projects?

14:20 Steve’s involvement in the Apollo 11 experience.

17:00 Apollo 11 is targeting release Q1 2016.

18:00 VR Girlz is an up and coming VR adult entertainment platform.

19:00 The competitive advantage of VR Girlz.

20:30 VR Girlz intends to make my penis freak out.

21:30 Experimenting with a paid app. (Mars is a real place)

24:00 What do you value more as a vr entrepreneur? Download numbers or sales?

26:00 Which of Steve’s projects will draw in the most money? Which project is he most passionate about?

27:00 What does Steve wish he knew back when he first started getting involved in VR.

29:00 The bright side to staying frugal.

30:00 Mars has been on the news a lot lately. Titans Of Space is updating to the latest info we have of the planet.

31:00 Is there a way to collaborate with NASA?
(Enceladus is a moon of Saturn)

32:30 Could Titans of Space ever be social?

34:00 What does Steve do for fun these days?

35:00 What will take to get humans to Mars? Steve lays out his plan.

36:40 Do you need positional tracking on board a space ship on course to Mars.

37:00 Becoming a space tourist…in VR!

39:30 We’re gonna need to make humans so that they can fight in the future robot war.

40:00 Steve’s vision of an ideal future.

45:00 VR is a new vehicle for mind expansion. What are Steve’s concern for this technology.

47:00 What will it mean to “work” in the next 25 years?

48:30 Accelerating the growth of the jobs of the future through VR?

50:00 Can you name 3 companies that will make a lot of money is 3 years?

51:00 Steve bets on Frooxius creating the Oasis.

52:00 360 films vs. in engine content.

(I left this blooper on purpose)

53:30 Can anything stop VR at this point?

54:00 Getting feedback from teachers and researchers has been really rewarding for Steve.

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

Stay in touch with Steve with all the links below:

http://www.titansofspacevr.com/

http://immersivevreducation.com/the-apollo-11-experience/

http://www.vrgirlz.com/

http://www.drashvr.com/p/mars-is-real-place.html

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.drashvr.marsisarealplacecb&hl=en

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Hello listeners! On todays show Aaron Lemke returns to the Podcast for 2 hours of glory and triumph in which we discuss all manner of things vr and non-vr.

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

23:Intro, what Aaron has been up to lately.

2:42 Developing for the Gear VR.

4:00 Avoiding smearing artifacts when developing for the Samsung Gear VR

5:00 Setting yourself apart from the pack.

6:50 Do you experiment or do you play it safe in creating VR experiences?

9:30 Is it okay to call VR an escape?

11:00 Why developing for mobile VR will make you a better vr developer.

16:30 How will GearVR’s battery life measure up to public scrutiny and hype?

18:20 Electric motors don’t have transmissions.

21:00 Discussing possible release dates for CV1

23:00 What is the minimum amount of time required to get good VR experiences on the market?

26:40 What would you do if you had John Carmack’s brain?

28:00 Master’s of Doom part 2

30:00 Catching up with Eden River and Opera Nova

33:00 Not putting your vr software eggs in just one proverbial hardware platform.

37:30 Running Eden River at the Valve VR room.

38:20 Internal struggles at the major VR players.

41:00 Is VR truly the final medium?

42:00 Will mass adoption of VR happen in the next 5 years?

44:00 Who will be able to afford CV1?

51:00 Can you have VR arcades without mocaps systems.

52:00 Full suit tracking you in VR.

54:00 How to adapt to the shifting market of VR distribution and creation.

56:32 “Artificial intelligence is like summoning the demon” from Elon Musk and why John Carmack thinks we should colonize mars.

59:00 ‘Low probability, high impact events’ and how to “prepare” for them.

1:04:00 Transmitting love through art and VR.

1:06:00 Having conversations with AI inhabiting avatars in VR.

1:08:00 Would you rather marry a realistic looking avatar or more cartoonish as assigned by our future robot over lords.

1:10:00 How could VR be abused as a tool and how to use VR enrich people’s lives.

1:12:00 The advantages of interactive rhetoric.

1:14:00 Co-op stealth games will be awesome in VR. The best stealth tool in Metal gear games.

1:16 VR training room from Metal Gear Subsistance in VR.

1:18:00 Reactions of the rift to people in close circles.

1:21:20 Bringing VR to the medical community in Austin.

1:24:44 Hacking the human brain with VR.

1:25:00 What would happen if big publishers do not develope major content for vr.

1:28:00 How 3D printing could compliment vr.

1:35:00 Ending up like the guy in the picture of an empty room with just a mattress and a vr device.

1:35:00 At what point does wanting to be in VR become unhealthy?

1:38:20 In the future, you will get paid to play video games for a living.

1:39:00 Using itch.io to set up an online store.

1:42:00 What will the virtual reality concert of the future look like?

1:51:00 Creating music visualizations in vr.

1:59:00 What will the hype cycle look like for the vr industry.

2:01:55 Virtual dance parties will be great places for potential human mating.

2:04:00 Meeting humans from the opposite sex in VR.

2:08:00 Being inside a science fiction novel as it reveals itself before your eyes.

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

Keep in touch with the links below:

https://twitter.com/aaronlemke

http://www.unellodesign.com/