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Hello and welcome to a very special episode of the Enter VR podcast! On this episode I’m joined by my friends Dara Bonakdar, James Blaha, Steve Gehrman and Eric. Come along as we discuss a whole range of topics.

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

1:00 Recap of CES. (please don’t sue me Christopher Nolan!)

5:00 Quad copter taxis are coming.

9:00 Hunting down drones with drones will become a business.

11:00 Grandmas can’t compete with VR porn reactions on youtube.

12:50 It doesn’t matter whether this reality is a simulation or not.

16:00 CV2 of the Rift and Vive will have AR capabilities.

20:00 Discussion on the price of the Rift.

48:00 A hand job is still a job. Virtual reality brothels will be a thing one day.

56:00 Which HMD is the most comfortable?

1:02:00 Will Android win the VR race in the long run?

1:13:00 Get ready for the self driving car economy.

1:43:00 The hidden reason why Foveated rendering is important.

Thanks to Steve, Erick, Dara and James for being true scholars and gentlemen of virtual reality and thank you for listening!

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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!

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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:


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!

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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.

1:20: Intro

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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