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Virtual Reality Podcast

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Hello listeners! Welcome to the EnterVR podcast! On today’s show, I speak with Chris Mitchell from OSVR. Join us as we explore the possibilities open source virtual reality has to offer.

1:00 Intro. What does “open source” mean in the context of OSVR?

2:30 What are the lessons one can learn from Linux that can apply over to OSVR?

5:00 What will the user agreements look like? Is there a fine print that you should keep in mind if you are developing for OSVR?

10:00 What are the limits of commercialization? At what point will Razer sue you for making money?

11:00 Will OSVR be on Github?

12:00 How many OSVR’s is Razer expecting to sell?

14:40 How will OSVR define success?

17:00 Why should developers make content for OSVR vs the competition?

20:00 Is OSVR limited to gaming?

21:30 Chris’s biggest hope for the VR industry.

23:00 What are the benefits to consumers that the open source version of the metaverse can provide?

24:00 Where does the open source virtual reality movement need the most improvement in ?

26:00 What will the distribution process look like for OSVR?

28:30 Where will the most money be made in VR?

31:00 Chris’s motivations to be in VR.

34:00 Reliving Final Fantasy 8 & 10 in VR.

36:00 Closing thoughts and staying.

Thanks to Chris for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality!

Keep in touch with Chris and OSVR with the links below:

https://twitter.com/OpenSource_VR

http://www.osvr.com/

https://twitter.com/MitchellChris

http://osvr.github.io/

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Hello and welcome to the EnterVR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Aaron Frank from Singularity University.

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

1:00 Intro. The Singularity University Campus reminds me of X-Men School.

2:00 What is Singularity University and how did it come about?

4:00 How will understanding exponential progress change the way you make business decisions?

7:00 How exponential growth can be deceptive.

10:00 Is virtual reality an exponential growth technology?

16:00 Is the Oculus Rift a “pretender” technology?

21:00 Is virtual reality really a paradigm shift? How to not get left behind.

24:00 Where does Singularity University fit in, when it comes to the ongoing story of virtual reality.

27:00 Do exponential problems require exponential solutions?

36:00 Do we need a Metaverse economy to be a counter weight to the AI economy?

43:00 What would the Metaverse economy look like?

46:00 What happens when the universe “awakens”?

54:00 Will we be uploading our consciousness into machines?

59:00 How will human laws adapt when the Singularity occurs?

1:05:00 Correction* One week off.

1:08:00 Will information be the currency of the 21st century?

1:13:00 Is VR the tool with which we will look inside our own minds?

1:16:00 What about the people who do not want to be part of the Singularity?

1:20:00 Can we be connected to nature and technology at the same time?

1:24:00 Would you augment your brain?

1:25:00 Would you give up your consciousness to the machine in exchange for world peace?

1:31:00 How to stay in touch.

Thanks again 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:

@Afrank26

http://singularityu.org/

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Hello and welcome to the EnterVR podcast! On today’s I speak with MindVR, a startup putting together 360 video experiences.

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

4:00 Intro. What is MindVR?

6:00 What is the allure of 360 videos?

9:30 How MindVR plans on improving on the 360 video technology.

13:00 What sets MindVR apart from the competition?

15:00 Lessons learned thus far. Figuring out what works?

18:00 Analyzing the merits of the competition.

25:00 What does the production pipeline look like?

28:00 How does the business model scale up?

33:00 How much to charge for 360 video content?

33:00 What is the thing that people want to do the most when the experience 360 video experiences?

36:00 What is the “Machine” being built by HP?

37:00 Is adult entertainment in the horizon for Mind VR?

39:00 CG story telling experiences vs. 360 videos?

43:00 Bringing Mystery Science 3000 to virtual reality.

45:00 Closing thoughts.

Thanks again to Phillippe, Guy and Dave for being scholars and gentlemen of virtual reality.

Get more info on MindVR with the links below:

http://www.mindvr.com/

https://twitter.com/mindvr1

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Come hang out the San Francisco Metaverse Scholars club meetup!

Exploring VR outside gaming and surviving the first year of consumer VR

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 6:00 PM

pivotal labs
875 Howard St San Francisco, CA

53 Scholars Went

Hello fellow scholars of the Proto Metaverse! This month’s event we are bringing to you a special night filled with demos, a great panel and awesome people to meet.Join us as we peek inside the minds of Manish Gupta, James Blaha from ApolloVR , Tony Parisi founder at Third Eye and Matt Bell founder at Matterport. The panel will be moderated by Cr…

Check out this Meetup →

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Hello and welcome to the EnterVR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Eddie Lee from Funktronic Labs, the people who brought you the awesome “Collider” experience for Dk2.

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

40: Intro. How Funktronic Labs came about.

1:20 Figuring out what kind of Studio to build. Becoming involved with the Leap Motion VR initiative.

3:00 Embodying a particle that is traveling inside the Large Hadron Collider in VR.

5:00 Relaying a story through Collider?

6:00 What is Generative Art?

7:30 The difference between procedural systems algorithms and generative art.

9:30 Use cases where generative art really shines.

12:40 Will generative art render artists obsolete? What will the future of generative in vr look like?

16:40 How people are reacting to generative art in virtual reality.

19:00 Creating a content studio with two teams creating two types of software.

21:00 Is the average gamer looking for something new?

25:00 What are Funktronic labs future plans for vr content?

28:00 Should you make a product right now for a non existent vr consumer market.

30:30 How to bridge the gap between early adopters and the mass market consumers.

40:00 Are humans hardwired to want to “escape”?

42:00 Will VR make people smarter?

45:00 Learning highly abstract subjects in vr.

46:20 Can you imagine life without the internet?

50:30 What made Eddie want to teach himself generative art through the internet?

56:20 The relationship between Oculus Story Studio and the lack of input device.

1:03:00 What version of the metaverse will be more predominant, the open source version or the walled gardens?

1:07:00 What will be the best monetization models look like in the first year of the consumer version?

1:10:00 Is advertising more effective in vr?

1:16:00 How will a fully featured metaverse compete for your time while awake.

1:18:30 What is one thing that will never be better in vr?

1:22:00 What if VR doesnt take off?

1:26:00 Will there ever be a Metaverse? What comes after the smartphone?

1:32:00 What kind of experiences and games is Eddie forward to in vr?

1:34:00 Creating music in vr?

1:36:00 Making your daily computer interactions more efficient through vr interfaces.

1:41:00 What do you see inside your head when you listen to music?

1:43:00 Do Orcas, dolphins or chimpanzees dance?

1:44:00 Closing thoughts and how to stay in touch.

Thanks again to Eddie for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thanks for listening.

Keep in touch with Eddie and Funktronic labs with the link below.

funktroniclabs.com/

twitter.com/eddietree

apps.leapmotion.com/apps/collider/windows

Announcements:

Come hang out at the first official meetup of the San Francisco Metaverse Scholars Club!

Exploring VR outside gaming and surviving the first year of consumer VR

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 6:00 PM

pivotal labs
875 Howard St San Francisco, CA

53 Scholars Went

Hello fellow scholars of the Proto Metaverse! This month’s event we are bringing to you a special night filled with demos, a great panel and awesome people to meet.Join us as we peek inside the minds of Manish Gupta, James Blaha from ApolloVR , Tony Parisi founder at Third Eye and Matt Bell founder at Matterport. The panel will be moderated by Cr…

Check out this Meetup →

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Welcome to the EnterVR podcast! Today’s show will be very special. In a cross collaborative effort with the Silicon Valley Founders and VC community we have gathered a panel of Venture Capitalist and Founders in VR. Come along as we figure out how to accelerate the growth of the virtual reality industry/community.

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

(we will make sure to have a Mic prepped for the audience during the Q&A session next time around)

1:00 Introductions

3:00 Why are they interested in VR in the first place?

9:00 How do you convince VCs that are on the fence about VR?

13:00 What will it take for VR to go from enthusiasts to the mass market?

21:00 What is the Achilles heel of virtual reality?

25:30 If I am a founder, what do I need to do to impress an investor interested in vr?

29:00 What does success look like for VR in the first year of release of CV1?

32:00 What mentality should I be in If I want to invest in vr?

36:00 What do VCs stand to gain if VR become successful? What is at stake?

42:00 How will our socio economic structures adapt to the AI economy? Do we need to create a Metaverse?

45:Can they prove to me that we are not in a simulation?

Q&A:

48:00 Are they investing in open web platforms?

50:00 How can investors expect quality VR content but you need investment to some extent to create quality VR? Catch 22 of investing in the industry.

51:20 Does AR pose a threat to VR?
The limitations of AR.

54:00 Is there a bubble in VR? Are there aspects of the industry that have been over invested in?

57:00 How can we create immersive experiences without HMDs?

Thanks again to :

Jay Zhao
Cliff Plumber
Chris Hollenbeck
Morgan Holland
Tipatat Chennavasin

For being true scholar and gentlemen of virtual reality and thank you for listening!!

Big thanks to all the VR companies that came to demo at the event.

Find out more about the event with the link below:

Founders & VC – Funding the Creation of the Virtual Reality Metaverse

Monday, Jan 26, 2015, 6:00 PM

Pivotal Labs
875 Howard Street 5th Floor San Francisco, CA

193 Founders & VC Went

This month, we bring to you some exciting VR startups as well as investors who have funded the creation of the Metaverse. Be prepared to try some of the best and latest demos from up to 10 virtual reality startups around Silicon Valley :)Join us, as we peek inside the minds of Cliff Plumer, an early investor in Oculus Rift, Chris Hollenbeck from …

Check out this Meetup →

Special thanks to audio engineer Robert Z for handling the audio set up like a 10th degree black belt in the audio arts.

Get in touch with Robert here:

RZimmermanSF@gmail.com

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Hello listeners! Welcome to another episode of the Enter VR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Shannon Norrell , the creator of the Burning Man virtual reality project and the founder of the Silicon Valley Web VR meetup group. Come along as Shannon discuss his plan for the Burning Man VR camp, why 3D printing is important and how to get involved in his awesome project.

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

30: Introduction: What is the Burning man virtual reality project?

1:00 What is Burning man?

4:00 How the virtual reality burning man camp will come together.

5:00 Why bring virtual reality to Burning Man?

7:00 How do you fund a virtual reality Burning Man camp.

10:20 Experiencing a King Kong vs Gozilla dance battle in VR at Burning Man.

13:00 How to join the effort to create virtual reality burning man camp.

14:40 Why burn your art at the end of the event?

16:20 What attracted Shannon to Burning Man.

17:20 How Burning Man has evolved over the years.

22:00 Why is Shannon interested in VR.

23:30 What is value of Augmented Reality to humanity?

27:00 Who is Burning Man for?

30:00 Would Palmer ever go to Burning Man?

32:00 The relationship between Burning Man and Hallucinogens?

34:40 Shannon’s favorite Burning Man moment of all time.

36:00 Shannon’s thoughts on open source VR vs. Closed Source VR.

39:00 How to get tickets for Burning Man.

43:00 Why is 3D printing important?

46:30 3D printers are the proto food replicators of the future?

50:00 Artificial Intelligence is already here.

54:00 Final thoughts and how to stay in touch.

Thanks again to Shannon for being a true scholar and gentleman of the Metaverse and thank you for listening.

Keep in touch with the links below:

shannon@bmanvr.com

https://www.facebook.com/BurningManVR

http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-HTML5-WebGL-Meetup/

http://bmanvr.us10.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=ce44921bfb13eb2aae7349a34&id=29ca6ea607

http://bmanvr.com/

https://bitly.com/bmanvr.com

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Hello listeners ! Welcome to the EnterVR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Matt G. Matt is creating a graphic novel that you can experience in VR. On top of that we discussed genetically engineering humans, hoverboards vs jetpacks and understanding the internet hive mind phenomena.

Here a preview of some of the things we talked about:

1:00 Creating a visual novel for VR.

1:30 Why create a visual novel in vr? What are the advantages of vr in this space?

3:00 Creating an immersive visual novel set in a Japanese Highschool.

4:00 Working around your limitations.

6:00 Why Sword Art Online does not click with me. The plot behind Sword Art Online.

8:00 What human fear is Sword Art Online trying to tap into?

9:00 Is there a fundamental human right to know whether you are in reality or not?

14:00 What will the virtual casino of 2040 look like? Will there be such a thing?

18:00 Why is Artificial Intelligence relevant to virtual reality?

23:00 Exploration the anti virtual reality point of view.

25:20 Elon Musks donates 10 Million dollars to the development of benevolent AI research.

28:00 Genetically engineering future humans?

34:00 Would you want to bring “smarter” kids to the world?

38:00 How to cope with becoming the parent of humanity’s next “Hitler”.

41:00 Is having sex with your own clone considered incest?

45:00 Does the construct of what we consider to be “normal” evolve over time?

49:00 How would a person from the 1950’s react to trying out Crescent bay? How would a person from the future react?

53:00 Creating sports that can only be played while riding Hendo Hoverboards?

58:00 Hyperloop vehicles that travel across the pacific ocean?

59:29 Open Source virtual reality vs. Close source virtual reality.

1:02:40 The pros and cons of closed source vs open source VR companies.

1:05:00 How long before Nintendo and Apple jump into the vr space?

1:07:00 What is Apple’s commitment to vr?

1:10:00 Is it fair to compare Oculus to Apple?

1:14:00 Trying to understand the hive mind.

1:19:00 How will virtual reality affect how the hivemind phenomena will evolve over time?

1:29:00 The political party based on the Bonobo relationship structure.

1:31:00 Using viruses to fight cancer.

1:38:00 Harnessing big data and AI to get real time analysis of our own bodies.

1:47:00 Giving society “happy pills”?

1:53:00 What is the smallest thing in the universe?

1:56:00 What is the underlying fear behind not uploading consciousness into a machine?

2:02:00 Are we alone in the universe?

2:13:00 How to counter balance the effects of the AI economy.

2:19:00 Final thoughts and how to stay in touch

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

Get in touch with Matt on reddit, he is :

VMU_KISS

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Hello listeners! Welcome to the EnterVR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Tony Diepenbrock from Learn Immersive. Tony and his team are creating a way for you to learn a foreign language using the virtual reality. Come along as we discuss using deep learning with VR, what makes vr so effective when learning a new language and more!

Here is a snippet of some of the things we talked about:
20: Intro. What is Learn Immersive? How do they what they do?

2:20 What sparked the idea of using vr to teach languages in the first place.

4:00 Combining deep learning with virtual reality?

5:00 The target audience that Learn Immersive has in mind.

7:00 The platforms that Learn Immersive will be available in.

8:20 How long will it take for you to learn a language with VR?

10:00 Why is VR better for learning a language?

12:30 Why do you need to learn a language in the first place in 2015?

16:30 What motivates Tony to work on this project?

18:00 What does the Learn Immersive interface look like?

19:00 The languages of learning of language from a native speaker vs. a none native speaker vs. machines?

22:00 Creating a market place for language tutors in VR.

24:00 What is the advantage of working in the Metaverse as a language tutor?

25:00 What does the pricing model look like for the Learn Immersive experience?

27:00 How to pitch to investors when your business model might lose money in the first few months?

29:00 How does the business model scale up?

30:00 The tools that Learn Immersive is using to create their virtual environments.

31:00 Why use gamefication? Is gamefication the future of learning?

34:00 How does Learn Immersive pick up on what you will be saying? And how will it provide value to the experience?

37:00 What is the goal of Learn Immersive?

38:00 How to localize the language learning process from country to country?

41:00 Making experienced based learning accessible in subjects like history and math.

43:00 How do we learn new things in the information age?

44:00 What is Learn Immersive’s biggest weakness?

45:00 Incorporating a rating system for students and tutors? How to make sure the right tutors are paired with the right students.

47:00 Tailoring the learning experience to the scenarios you will most likely see yourself in.

49:00 Could this system help soldiers learn the languages of the combat theater they will be in before they get there.

52:00 How long before deep learning algorithms get to a point where learning a foreign language is not necessary anymore.

58:00 What does the Facebook acquistion of a speech recognition company mean for Learn Immersive?

1:01:00 Worst and best case scenarios for the vr industry.

1:03:00 When will public demos become available?

1:04:00 Why work in vr in the first place?

1:05:00 Estimations as to how big vr will in the next 5 years.

1:08:00 Last minute on meal on planet earth?

1:08:30 Favorite video game of all time.

1:10:00 Will the Metaverse become a wild west or become a more tamed version of our current internet?

1:13:00 If you could turn into any animal every time you sneeze, what would it be?

1:13:30 Closing thoughts and how to stay in touch
Thanks again to Tony for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening.

Keep in touch with Tony and Learn Immersive with links below:
https://twitter.com/learnimmersive

http://learnimmersive.com

 

 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

I will be hosting an event in collaboration with Silicon Valley Founders and VCs meetup group on Janaury 26th . Check out the meetup page for more info on the event in the coming days. Follow @entervr on twitter and check out the r/entervr subreddit to get in touch with the community.
http://www.meetup.com/SV-Founders-VC

https://twitter.com/EnterVR

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Hello listeners! Welcome to the EnterVR podcast. On today’s show I speak with Dr. Michael Aratow. Dr. Aratow has done work with NASA and telepresence and is currently working on project to rehabilitate people with mental ailments using virtual reality. Come along as we talk about big data, medicine and more!

Here is quick snippet of some of the thing we talked about:

1:00 Intro, how Michael became aware of VR in the first place.

4:00 Michael’s work with NASA and display technology.

7:00 What makes virtual reality so exciting? ( Understanding Big Data in a whole new way)

10:00 What is the advantage of analyzing big data in virtual reality?

13:00 Enhancing cognition using virtual reality.

15:30 What is Cognition? How does it work? Where is it?

18:30 Can ER be improved by VR somehow? Using vr for pain distraction.

21:00 Why are VR and newer technologies so slow to catch up within the medical industry.

24:00 How receptive is the medical community to virtual reality? How long before medical students are practicing surgery with vr?

27:00 Using HMD’s to consume information ? What will come after the smartphone?

29:00 Figuring out what could be the potential long term consequences of using HMDs?

33:00 Will the hippocampus be affected by long term use of vr? Is the brain plastic enough to come back from long term exposure to the metaverse ?

38:30 The positive benefits of gaming. Will the benefits of vr outweigh the potential consequences?

41:00 Could VR be used to rehabilitate the brain? Could we treat dementia, parkinson’s or alzheimer’s with VR?

44:00 How long before people we start seeing people at ERs with HMDs stuck in their rectums? How long before vr becomes ubiquitous.

46:00 How to design an HMD that people won’t stick up their butts?

50:00 What place will webVR take in the grand story of virtual reality? Is it time to start setting up standards for content platforms?

53:00 Does webVR need big companies to join in order for it to be successful?

54:20 What will virtual reality mean for humanity?

56:00 Closing thoughts and how to get in touch

Thanks again to Dr. Michael Aratow for being a true scholar and gentlemen of virtual reality and thank you for listening.

Keep in touch with Dr. Aratow with the link below!
https://twitter.com/3DAviator

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Come join me on January 26th at Pivotal Labs in San Francisco for a VR panel featuring some very influential people in venture capital and virtual reality.

Join the SV Founders and VC meetup page to get more info on the January 26th event:

http://www.meetup.com/SV-Founders-VC/

Follow the EnterVR twitter handle to get more updates as they roll out

https://twitter.com/EnterVR

And check out the subreddit at:

http://www.reddit.com/r/entervr/