Hello and welcome to another installment of the Enter VR podcast. The show you are about listen to was recorded at Oculus Connect 2. In this episode, I had the honor and pleasure to be joined by Tim Sweeney the founder of Epic Games.
NOTE: This episode was recorded outside, next to Hollywood boulevard so my apologies for all the background noise.
Enjoy the show!
50: Is it morally imperative for humans to create the metaverse?
2:30 At this point in the interview im cringing and screaming inside. Why the fuck is it so loud! My apologies for the background noise.
3:15 What is the most pressing business question in the evolution of the metaverse?
4:30 What are the social questions surrounding the creation of the metaverse?
6:15 Where is epic games and Unreal 10 years from now? What will be Epic’s relation to the narrative of the metaverse?
7:45 Creating VR content inside VR using Unreal Engine?
10:10 What applications is Tim most interested to try out in VR?
11:30 Which platform should you be developing for right now?
14:30 What are Tim’s thoughts on the virtual economy? What will humans do when the robots do all the jobs?
19:30 What is the state of AI in Unreal engine/games? Can deep learning be applied in Unreal Engine?
22:00 Will we see virtual reality life forms by 2025?
23:30 What is Epic doing to stay ahead of the competition?
27:00 What will be the most profound changes virtual reality will have on our behavior ? On macroscopic and individual scales.
30:00 How long before we cross the uncanny valley?
30:30 What made Tim want to make his first game?
Thanks to Tim for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening!
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The intro to this podcast was contributed by the honorable @CymaticBruce