The endless possibilities of social VR with Ruuubick from Altspace

The endless possibilities of social VR with Ruuubick from Altspace

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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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