[NBLUG/talk] NBLUG Tonight: Life After Second Life: Metaverse

gandalf at sonic.net gandalf at sonic.net
Tue Apr 12 17:42:47 PDT 2016

The wonderful anime / sci-fi movie Summer Wars is based on 
Secondlife/Facebook. It's a typical sci-fi cautionary tale that is very 
well done.

On 2016-04-12 17:31, Allan Cecil wrote:
> Just a reminder that NBLUG is tonight at 7:30.  I have fond memories
> of reading Snow Crash and the concept of a functional Metaverse
> greatly intrigues me - this should be a fun meeting.  I hope to see
> you there,
> A.C.
> ******
> President, North Bay Linux User's Group
> On 03/29/2016 08:22 PM, E Frank Ball III wrote:
>>  Topic: Life After Second Life: Metaverse
>>  When: Tues April 12th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
>>  Speaker: Mike Higgins
>>  Location:  O'Reilly Media, Sebastopol CA in the Tarsier conference 
>> room
>> past the metal statue and to the right ( http://nblug.org/locations )
>> I gave a talk here once before about programming in the video game
>> Second Life ( http://nblug.org/node/155/ ).  This time I'll talk about
>> Life After Second Life.  There is a larger world, a Metaverse, of open
>> source MMORPGs based on the open source Second Life Viewer projects 
>> and
>> the Open Simulator project.  There are hundreds of small companies
>> trying to make a living doing what Second Life did.  There are 
>> thousands
>> of crazy artists creating 3D environments and inviting you to walk
>> through them, there are tens of thousands of people setting up virtual
>> environments on their own PCs and all of these are starting to link up
>> to each other.  My plan is to not have many slides for this talk, but
>> log onto several different virtual worlds and put them up on the Big
>> Screen while I talk.  Eventually taking us to my private world run off
>> the server in my barn.  - Mike Higgins
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