The future of the final medium with Dee Coatzee from eVRyday VR

The future of the final medium with Dee Coatzee from eVRyday VR

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Hello and welcome to Enter VR! On this episode, Dee from eVRyday VR drops by to philosophize and discuss the future of the final medium.

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

3:00 The 360 camera that wants to tackle consumer 360 video capturing.

6:00 The consumer 360 camera landscape.

7:10 What does the “perfect” 360 camera look like?

9:30 How will the internet of things intertwine with the advancements in computer vision?
Thanks to Brian Redband for inspiring this idea.

11:34 How long before we can stream light field videos?

12:00 How does Dee define reality? Do we have the freedom to live out the majority of our lives in VR?

15:20 Using VR as an education tool to raise awareness about Climate change. Why VR is a better education tool than what we already do or have.

18:00 Increasing your understanding of the fabric of the Universe by playing “cut the rope”.

23:00 How do you provoke questions of wonderment in a user in a virtual reality environment.

27:00 How can someone with a 9 to 5 job become involved in the virtual reality industry?

31:00 What Dee is passionate about these days. Hint: parallax

37:30 360 panoramic capturing within Unity applications. What does the let’s player of the future look like?

40:00 What will let’s plays look like 5 years from now?

45:00 The future of E-sports.

49:00 How can VR enhance the mental health of the average person?

52:00 Will VR bring about the dawn of a new class of human?

53:00 What is mental health? At what point does using become detrimental for your mental health? Can it be detrimental?

1:03:00 Having the ability to shut out shitty moments in life. What will that do to our psychology?

1:05:30 Will there be a marketplace for “Shit on your plate simulator” type experiences?

1:07:00 A new era of trolling is upon us.

1:13:00 Virtual reality and legal system. How will the law handle simulated crime?

1:18:00 How Dee curates content.

1:20:00 Dee dropped out from the PHD program at Berkeley to pursue VR.

1:23:00 Dee vs Frooxius in a Pokemon battle. Who would win?

1:25:00 Going inside of Virtual Desktop to download Dee’s demo.

Note* I did not edit this podcast in VR.

1:26:00 Dee’s favorite thing about having a Youtube channel.

1:28:00 Working with the VRChive to provide 3D lightfields.

1:34:00 Trying out a captured 360 video from Neos the Universe. Dee created a 360 video panoromic capture for Unity environments.

360 panoramic capture

1:38:00 Dee is giving away cool VR free shit and looking for a job.

1:40:00 Closing thoughts and how to stay in touch.

Thanks again to Dee for being scholar and pioneer of virtual reality. Also, thank you for listening!

Stay in touch with Dee with the links below:

https://twitter.com/eVRydayVR

https://www.youtube.com/user/eVRydayVR

https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/38755

https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3f2bo1/stereo_360_video_capture_script_for_unity_demo/

Intro song is Through the Fire and Flames from Dragon Force

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