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Business Virtual Reality

The Battle for the Metaverse in 2020

Wow, this year did not start off with the BANG that I thought. I woke up New Years Day with a terrible headache that turned out to be a sinus infection. I now, finally feel like myself again. In that time I saw a slew of 2019 VR/AR recaps and 2020 tech predictions and analysis […]

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Technology Virtual Reality

A Look Back at Virtual Reality in 2019

A slightly comprehensive list of virtual reality highlights in 2019. Jump to a Section: Books Podcasts Entertainment Education VR by the Numbers Tech Advances Social VR Culture Books 2019 was the year of virtual reality books. Augmented Human, Marketing New Realities, and The History of the Future. I joined the VR Book Club. The first […]

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Technology Virtual Reality

2019: The Year the Lights Went Out in VR?

The title of this post is from Alex Chaucer who tweeted out the question, “is 2019 was the year the lights went out for VR?” Chaucer clarified that “High Fidelity, Sansar, Oculus Rooms, and Facebook Spaces are shutting down or shifting away from VR.” I thought this would make a great post to break down […]

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Virtual Reality

Monetization Tactics for Facebook Horizon

Oh man, what an exciting week this was. Lots of talk from OC6 about Facebook Horizon. Who will use Facebook Horizon? How long until they start running ads on the platform? What kinds of monetization strategies will they use? What will Facebook do with our data? First. Let’s do a recap of marketing in VR […]

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Culture Virtual Reality

What’s on the Horizon? Facebook Horizon.

The drama over Facebook Horizon continues. Horizon is Facebook’s newly announced social VR world. You can theoretically build your own stuff within the world, play games, paint, explore endlessly, and make friends with strangers on the internet. The question is, why is Facebook’s social VR platform drumming up so much commotion when there are others […]

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Technology Virtual Reality

The Future of Social VR: Facebook Horizon

Oculus Connect 6 came with some big announcements including hand tracking and Facebook Horizons. I was an early adoptor of Facebook Spaces. I even figured out how to rig my HTC Vive to use it. It was fun to be in an environment that didn’t expect anything of me. I could take selfies or call […]