Hello listeners! On today’s show I speak with Karl Krantz the creator of the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference and Meetup events. We spoke about bringing the Oculus Crescent Bay prototype to the holiday party (skip to the last 12 minutes of the show), anticipating the potential consequences of an artificial intelligence economy, virtual reality pornography and much more
Here is a preview of some of the things we talked about:
22: Intro, what’s been keeping Karl busy.
1:00 The next SVVR conference.
1:40 How does Karl keep up with VR news?
2:22 Finding a bigger home for SVVR.
3:40 How has the community changed since its early days?
5:30 Is Karl still encountering VR skeptics in Silicon Valley?
7:00 What is the most used argument used by skeptics?
10:20 Will there be people who will choose the metaverse over reality? Is that good or bad?
11:30 Could VR sex become so good that it could slow down population growth?
13:00 Could VR solve the long distance love paradox?
15:40 Could VR porn exacerbate pre existing addictions to porn?
18:20 How can we prevent or anticipate the potentials problems of VR addiction?
20:16 Will the next Candy Crush of vr be too addicting?
22:00 The game theory challenges of putting together a code of ethics for the metaverse.
24:00 Creating a personal assistant/AI that will assist you in navigating the metaverse based on your biofeedback
26:00 Who will own your data in the metaverse?
27:00 Demoing a DK1 with eye tracking hacked into it.
30:00 Will we ever see ‘smell’ vr peripherals?
33:00 How will existing industries adapt when virtual reality starts eating its lunch money.
35:00 Will watching movies in VR on airplanes ever become a popular thing?
38:00 The true threat behind the AI economic revolution and how it will effect VR?
43:00 The creation of AI and VR will usher humanity into a new epoch.
44:00 The fragility of civilization.
46:00 Creating an economy inside the metaverse in order to provide a counterweight to the AI economic revolution.
51:00 Will everyone earn the same thing if we adopt cryptocurrency how will that look like ?
56:00 Karl’s impressions on the Samsung Gear.
1:00:20 Experiencing Chernobyl with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 vs. Samsung Gear.
1:02:00 Is battery technology keeping up with the pace of Moore’s law?
1:04:40 The dangers of closed ecosystems and walled gardens when accessing the metaverse.
1:09:00 Will corporations kill the potential life changing properties of an open metaverse?
1:13:00 Are Facebook employees scared of coming to VR meetups?
1:14:00 The lessons Karl has learned since starting the meetup.
1:17:00 Not feeling so crazy once you find a VR community.
1:19:10 Learning to embrace new people coming into the VR community.
1:22:04 Dealing with impostor syndrome.
1:25:00 If money was not an issue, what are Karl’s plans to contribute to virtual reality.
1:28:00 Creating a physical space for SVVR, to incubate and accelarate VR companies.
1:29:00 The biggest challenges facing Karl.
1:31:00 Creating a virtual reality office to optimize productivity.
1:33:00 Tips and tricks from Karl to start a VR meetup.
1:36:20 If SFVR, SVVR, VRLA and NYCVR were ice cream, flavors what sort of ice cream flavors would they be.
1:41:00 What will come after VR? Is VR truly the final medium?
1:42:30 Karl Krantz predicted the future.
1:43:20 What is the worst thing that could happen to vr now?
1:46:00 Does Magic Leap warrant the hype behind it?
1:49:00 SVVR holiday party announcements. Ethereon, VR Chat and Crescent Bay will be making it out to the holiday party.
1:53:00 The first STEM from Sixense will be at the Holiday party.
1:56:00 Closing thoughts and how to stay in touch.
Thanks to Karl for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening.
Keep in touch with Karl with the links below.