Virtual reality life forms, making vr content in vr and more with...

Virtual reality life forms, making vr content in vr and more with Tim Sweeney from Epic Games

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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