Disney, Second Life and Ok-pop
Following the announcement that Facebook’s mother or father firm could be rebranding in a shift in the direction of the Metaverse, many tasks have began related initiatives getting into the digital house, from shopping for property to testing the boundaries of what this universe has to supply.
Visit Disneyland… within the Metaverse?
The leisure firm behind a few of the hottest theme parks on the planet just lately had a patent authorized for a “virtual-world simulator in a real-world venue.” Though the Los Angeles Times reported that Disney had “no current plans” to make use of the simulator within the close to future, the appliance does counsel Disneyland and Disney World visitors might ultimately see Metaverse sights at a number of of the parks within the United States, Hong Kong, China, France and Japan.
The tech would work by monitoring guests utilizing their cellphones and producing and projecting customized 3D results onto close by bodily areas, comparable to partitions and different objects within the park. According to the patent utility, Disney’s potential foray into the Metaverse could “provide users with realistic and highly immersive individualized 3D virtual experiences without requiring those users to wear an augmented reality AR viewing device.”
Ok-pop within the Metaverse?
On Monday, Metaverse live performance organizer Animal Concerts introduced it had inked a cope with South Korean unicorn Kakao’s Klaytn community as a part of a plan to extend its publicity to the nation’s leisure trade. Animal Concerts CEO Colin Fitzpatrick stated that “Klaytn’s major goals are NFTs and Metaverse.”
“Technical limitations prohibit how many people can actually attend a concert in the Metaverse,” stated Fitzpatrick, referencing scalability points. He goals to construct a community of digital venues throughout current and new Metaverse platforms to host concert events with quite a lot of expertise, seemingly together with Ok-pop artists.
Second Life creator returns as mission goes meta
Linden Lab, the corporate behind the digital on-line world Second Life, introduced on Thursday founder Philip Rosedale could be rejoining the mission as a strategic adviser together with Metaverse staff members of San Francisco-based VR firm High Fidelity. According to the agency, the addition of the brand new and outdated expertise would facilitate Second Life’s entry into the Metaverse.
“Virtual worlds don’t need to be dystopias,” stated Rosedale. “Big Tech giving away VR headsets and building a metaverse on their ad-driven, behavior-modification platforms isn’t going to create a magical, single digital utopia for everyone.”
Launched in 2003, Second Life was one of many earliest digital world experiences earlier than the connectivity of recent social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Rosedale departed because the CEO of Linden Labs in 2008 earlier than happening to discovered High Fidelity in 2013. His return may mark a big milestone for incorporating new Metaverse-themed concepts into established platforms:
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