April 29 2008 / by Alvis Brigis / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Metaverse Year: 2008 Rating: 7 Hot
This is a shot that was definitely not heard around the “real world”.
While this product won’t matter to 99.9% of us (barring the SL addicted) in the short term, it’s a big milestone for the broader evolution of the web.
As such, we can use it to extrapolate what changes an increasingly interactive 3D web might gradually enable:
Perhaps we’ll visit real-time representations of stores from hundreds of miles away or more efficiently navigate shops in real space, or more easily find jobs that allow us to work from afar, or surf 3D social networks to see what our friends are currently doing and where, or hop into virtual games tied into real-life locations when we’re bored, or search the web in 3D and 2D as well as through text and semantic search, etc.
The main point is that as we endeavor to simulate the near term future of other domains like health, business, transporation, etc. it’s important to consider the impact of new products like Vollee so that we don’t miss the larger, more disruptive products and events just over the horizon.