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Virtual Reality Podcast

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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!

Follow up with the links below:

twitter.com/jamesblaha

seevividly.com/

www.linkedin.com/in/darabonakdar

steve@distantfutu.re

tentonraygun.com/

distantfutu.re/

steve@distantfutu.re

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Hello and welcome to another installment of the Enter VR podcast! On this episode I speak with Orion Bukantis from Logical Increments about getting the PC hardware necessary to run good VR this year. Let’s get educated!

Big thanks to Orion for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening!

Keep in touch Orion with the links below:

www.logicalincrements.com/articles/vrguide/

orion@logicalincrements.com
twitter.com/logicalinc

2315

Hello and welcome to Enter VR!

On this episode I speak with Azad Balabanian, a VR researcher at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Azad and I talked about finding where the feeling of presence comes from inside the brain, lessons learned in the realm of VR user experience design, body ownership through vr and much more!

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

Follow up with Azad and check out links to some of things we talked about below:

twitter.com/AzadUX

Leap Motion Dragonfly

Child Body size over estimation

body language, space taking, and confidence

Proteus effect

emotional intelligence

Thanks again to James Blaha for letting me use his ‘Clubbed to death remix’.

Check out the song on his soundcloud page:

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Hello and welcome to Enter VR! On this episode we get meet Mike Alger. Mike is a VR UX designer, here is a snippet of some of the things we talked about:

1:00 Intro. How Mike became involved in VR.

2:00 The origin of Mike’s attraction for motion graphics and user experience design.

9:00 The allure of VR.

15:00 How important is hardware in getting people to like vr?

18:00 Why does VR matter in our time?

20:20 Closing thoughts and how to get in touch.

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

Also thanks to the guys at VR UX for getting Mike and I to sit down in the same room to chat!

Follow up with Mike and VRUX with the links below:

https://twitter.com/thealphamike

http://vrux.co/

1992

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

Enter VR is available on Stitcher, SoundCloud and Itunes. Follow @entervr on twitter for more updates and content.

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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 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!

Keep up with Tim, Epic and Unreal Engine with the links below:

https://www.unrealengine.com/what-is-unreal-engine-4

http://epicgames.com/

https://twitter.com/TimSweeneyEpic

The intro to this podcast was contributed by the honorable @CymaticBruce

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Hello and welcome to Enter VR. Come scuba dive with us inside the mind of Ruuubick a virtual reality community builder and social vr expert.

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

2:00 The legend of Ruuubick origin story.

9:00 Skipping final exams to hang out with Palmer in VRChat.

13:00 Spending $400 dollars without hesitation for a device that would take months to arrive.

17:00 The difference between VR and 2D screens. Are there words that can encapsulate what VR feels like?

19:00 Ruuubick’s vision of the future of VR.

20:00 Discussing the Time Magazine cover.

23:00 Struggling with the duality of virtual reality.

30:00 Ruuubick is waiting for the billion dollar VR MMO RPG game.

Check out Log Horizon. Its has more likeable characters than Sword Art Online

33:00 What does Ruuubick see himself doing in the future.

36:00 Ruuubick is coming to SVVR in 2016. How VR saved Ruuu’s life.

39:00 Social VR is asking the following question: “Where is everybody?”

42:00 How can social VR be successful?

45:00 Is VR inherently more expensive to build than legacy paradigm 3D software?

47:00 Dropping pins inside virtual worlds with the ability to comment in order to provide better feedback for developers?

50:00 Is there enough information out there for vr developers?

52:40 HTC Vive lighthouse vs. Oculus’ tracking solution.

55:00 Eye tracking allows you to see inside the souls of users through their VR avatars.

58:00 Something went wrong here with my mic. My apologies.

1:02:00 ID MCGregor’s article on Volumetric Representations.
I’ve stopped

1:05:00 That fucking dude.

1:09:00 We’re all assholes.

1:10:00 Preventing toxicity of trolling in vr communities will make or break your business.

1:16:00 Banning people from your virtual world is not an easy choice to make.

1:18:00 Social VR is about making people feel safe to be themselves.

1:20:00 How will the current social VR apps compete with the upcoming Facebook Social VR platform?

1:25:00 Looking at the bright side of the corporate takeover of VR.

1:26:00 Making sure consumers understand that VR can be used for more than just gaming.

1:28:00 Using comedy to conquer the hearts and minds of people.

1:30:00 Alien Isolation is amazing.

1:33:00 What is the formula for giving users euphoria in VR.

1:37:00 Ruuubick is hopefully coming to SVVR next year.

1:39:00 What do we get from Meatspace that VR will never provide?

1:40:00 Tourism agencies need to harness VR’s capabilities.

1:44:00 Can VR affect our every day psychology?

1:52:00 If you look good you feel good. What will evolve past human?

2:00:00 VR is removing every day life burdens and hassles. What Burdens and hassles will come from VR?

2:08:00 How would reputation based economies work out in virtual worlds?

2:15:00 Lame and un-interesting attractive people will have to adapt to VR worlds in new ways.

2:18:00 Closing thoughts.

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

Keep in touch with Ruuubick with the links below:

/u/ruuubick

altvr.com/

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The song at the intro was courtesy of WhiteBear. Check him out on Soundcloud! Its called Primal Stomp

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