Virtual worlds

The metaverse marginalizes people with disabilities – how virtual worlds can be more inclusive

The metaverse. Everyone’s favorite subject (apart from NFT). Ever since the internet entered the Web 2.0 era, people with disabilities have been advocating for taking online courses and working online. They were told, “It’s too complicated” or “It’s not feasible”, but it is extremely obvious that it was wrong. With the growth of cloud gaming, […]

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Belle by Mamoru Hosoda explores the dangers of virtual worlds

At a recent lecture at the University of Calgary, Dr. Safiya Noble explained how the early work that led to her groundbreaking book Oppression algorithms (2018) was initially met with skepticism. The idea that an algorithm could be racist seemed bizarre in a time when people saw things like equations, statistics, and computer programs as […]

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Inworld AI raises $10 million to create characters for virtual worlds

A beta of the company’s AI character creation platform is planned for the second quarter Share this article Inworld AI has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Bitkraft Ventures. The company’s creation platform focuses on creating AI characters that “mimic the cognitive abilities of humans,” the announcement states. The Venture Reality Fund […]

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Virtual worlds, play to win games, digital tokens, NFTs and more

© Reuters. 12 key differences between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0: virtual worlds, games to win, digital tokens, NFT, etc. Metaverse growth continues to accelerate, with companies making money bets and filing trademarks related to the new growth area. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:NYSE:) recently filed a report on the Metaverse and a $1 trillion opportunity titled […]

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(RBLX), Decentraland – US Dollar (CRYPTO:$MANA) – 12 Key Differences Between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0: Virtual Worlds, Games to Earn, Digital Tokens, NFTs, and More.

The growth of the metaverse continues to accelerate, with companies making money bets and filing brands related to the new growth sector. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) recently filed a report about the Metaverse and a $1 trillion opportunity titled “Opportunities in the Metaverse: How Companies Can Explore the Metaverse and Navigate Hype and Reality.” The […]

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Deadmau5′ Music and Gaming Platform PIXELNYX Partners with HiberWorld

HiberWorld is coming to the PIXELNYX ecosystem. The two companies today announced the partnership, which hopes to increase fan access to both platforms. Credit: PIXELNYX x HiberWorld Partnership will bring PIXELNYX NFTs to the HiberWorld Metaverse In a joint statement, both teams outline the thinking behind this decision. Certainly, this will help them expand the […]

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What is the Metaverse? Next-gen virtual worlds explained

If you’ve been following the VR news lately, you’ve probably heard of something called “the metaverse.” Where does this new word come from, and what is the metaverse? What is the Metaverse? Metaverse is the term for a collection of virtual worlds. Think of the metaverse as the universe of virtual worlds. But what are […]

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YAHAHA gives creators the ability to create their own virtual worlds

Social User-Generated Content Entertainment Platform Launches Early User Group Founded in 2020 by a team of Unity veterans, YAHAHA is a new kind of social entertainment platform, which offers users the ability to create and play in their own virtual worlds. The company is headquartered in Finland and already has a team of almost 100 […]

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Humans could one day create virtual worlds with intelligent characters

Most research on the ethics of artificial intelligence concerns its use for weapons, transport Where profiling. While the dangers presented by an autonomous, racist tank cannot be underestimated, there is another side to all of this. What about our responsibilities to the AIs we create? Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (like World of Warcraft) are […]

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What is the Metaverse? | NFT and virtual worlds

Many people join NFT with digital images used as valuable collectibles. For this reason, NFTs are similar to physical works of art or collectibles, which are traded for their value in the collectors’ market. However, NFTs are also an important link in the growing sphere of what is commonly referred to as the metaverse. Read […]

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Exploring mind-bending questions about reality and virtual worlds via The Matrix

Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy.“/> Enlarge / Virtual worlds may be digital, but they can be as real and meaningful as our physical world, argues philosopher David Chalmers in his new book, Reality+: virtual worlds and the problems of philosophy. Aurich Lawson | Getty Images | David Chalmers There are a famous […]

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Do AI entities in virtual worlds have rights?

Wesley J. Smith Pointing to a item at The conversation, “How to be a god: we could one day create virtual worlds with characters as intelligent as us”, Wesley J. Smith offers, We have enough trouble achieving universal human rights, but activists want animals and “nature” to have human-like rights. Transhumanists and futurists are also […]

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A philosopher says that virtual worlds will replace physical reality in the future

Are the golden days of life in matter coming to an end? If metaverse ambitions are realized with the help of virtual reality, humanity could lose interest in the physical world, a philosopher recently claimed.. Writing in his new book ‘Reality+’, David Chalmers says humanity should start embracing virtual reality. Yes, he urges us all […]

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we could one day create virtual worlds with characters as smart as us

Most research on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) concerns its use for weapons, Transport or profiling. Although the dangers of an autonomous tank and racist can not be underestimated, there is another aspect to this. What about our responsibilities to AIs we create? online role massively multiplayer games (like World of Warcraft) are populated […]

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Deloitte launches Unlimited Reality to help companies create AI-powered virtual worlds

Deloitte launched Unlimited Reality, a new offering that helps clients harness emerging technologies like AI to create engaging virtual worlds within the metaverse. The term “metaverse” was first coined in the 1992 science fiction novel Snowfall but interest has skyrocketed in recent years. In the long term, the metaverse should essentially be a new version […]

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An offer of experience and impact for virtual worlds

NEW YORK, January 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Key points to remember Deloitte’s unlimited reality offering helps clients leverage next-generation strategies, tools and technologies to create and connect virtual worlds for industrial, work, enterprise and consumer contexts. Our new Studio Dimension10 offers both a physical and virtual destination, an innovation space where Deloitte professionals and clients […]

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Metaverse Space Falcon gaming platform announces strategic partnership with Peech Capital

Space Falcon, an intergalactic metaverse featuring the classic space shooter with built-in high-end sci-fi NFTs, has announced a strategic partnership with Peech Capital, a multi-strategy crypto investment and advisory firm. From the start, Peech will assist Space Falcon with its marketing efforts and nurture the ecosystem. Peech Capital helps digital asset companies achieve their goals […]

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Cutting-edge virtual worlds

“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is bring back a new idea because our world is threatened by the lack of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of conscience.” -Terence McKenna In many ways, the future is closely tied to […]

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Reinventing TV, Virtual Worlds and Carbon Counting: The Biggest Media Stories of 2021

As part of our Best of 2021 series, our reporters have taken a look at some of the biggest stories of the past 12 months. After a full year of weekly columns on the future of media, media editor John McCarthy recaps the top trends marketers should know about in 2022. In 2021, digital accounted […]

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Burt Polson’s Real Estate in Napa Valley: Virtual Worlds and the Reality Behind Them | Business

BURT POLSON Virtual worlds may sound like science fiction, but the opportunity to immerse yourself in another world is there. It’s much deeper and broader than wearing virtual reality (VR) glasses and playing video games. All major tech companies are racing to become the go-to platform as the metaverse becomes a part of our lives. […]

Social games

Faraway raises $21 million to create social games with gamer-driven economies

Join Gaming Leaders, Alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for Their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 from January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event. Far raised $21 million to enable blockchain games with player-driven economies. Not bad for a company that started in June. Miami-based Faraway is […]

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Microsoft Xbox Metaverse: CEO Satya Nadella teases virtual worlds for gaming, but when?

(Photo: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images) Microsoft’s Xbox Series X (black) and Series S (white) game consoles are displayed at an SK Telecom flagship store in Seoul on November 10, 2020. (Photo: Image from Unsplash website) Could the Metaverse Become the Internet’s Successor? Here’s how it could go Microsoft Xbox Metaverse is a confirmed venture […]

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China Can’t Regulate Virtual Worlds – The Benefits of Decentralized Metaverses

The Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrencies has reached a new level of intensity in recent weeks. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) previously decided to ban financial institutions from trading virtual currencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. More recently, the PBOC attempted to completely halt cryptocurrency transactions and mining. This news sent shockwaves throughout the industry and […]

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Scienjoy will launch a Metaverse project based on its virtual worlds platform

BEIJING, September 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Scienjoy Holding Corporation (“Scienjoy”, the “Company” or “We”) (Nasdaq: SJ), a leading live entertainment mobile streaming platform in China, today announced that Scienjoy plans to integrate the Company’s technologies in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and non-fungible tokens to expand the metaverse project. The Metaverse […]

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Gamedec review: Solving real crimes in virtual worlds

I don’t know who I would recommend gamedec to, but I’m glad something like that exists. Based on a long-running Polish science fiction series by Marcin Przybytek, gamedec is self-presented as an isometric cyberpunk RPG. It has no combat system and its gameplay is mostly based on collecting clues and making deductions. I think every […]

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Welcome to the Metaverse – virtual worlds where you can work, play and own property

Already, these virtual worlds bring in colossal sums. While Fortnite is free, users spent $3.7bn (£2.7bn) on virtual items such as special characters and clothing in 2019. Roblox took in $924m last year from players who have spent money to access additional features. If people are indeed willing to spend hours in virtual worlds, it […]

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Oculus Passthrough API lets developers blend the real and virtual worlds

With the help of the new Oculus Passthrough API, VR app developers can more easily create mixed reality experiences. Oculus has taken the next step in mixed reality development with the introduction of its new Passthrough API. The Passthrough API allows developers to seamlessly blend the real and virtual worlds, opening up the possibility for […]

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Blend physical and virtual worlds for competitive advantage

Virtual realities of old were considered science fiction, but these worlds have been a reality for a long time. Although we are still only at the precipice of what virtual reality technology is capable of, Covid-19 has forced more online interactions, from working to learning, socializing, shopping and for medical applications, highlighting a multitude of […]

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Enjin, virtual worlds bring ancient Egypt into the metaverse

Key points to remember Enjin Protocol partners with Virtual Worlds and Enjin to create NFTs of the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. NFTs will be available to view in the metaverse. Enjin and Virtual Worlds will also organize events such as treasure hunts to allow users to virtually explore ancient Egypt in the […]

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10 Must-Visit Places – Destructoid

Sponsored by PartyCasino.fun Video games allow us to explore truly fantastic realms, places beyond belief or, sometimes, even understanding. the Unexplored the games took us to deep jungles and sweltering deserts. Skyrim brought us to a mystical realm of magic and dragons. Assassin’s Creed sent us to places throughout history, from the Crusades to Renaissance […]

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disguise xR powers the virtual worlds of Bryson Tiller’s live concert

Xite Laboratoriesintegrating the hide extended reality (xR) workflow powered by a gx 2c media server and rx real-time rendering platform, brought a host of virtual worlds to life in Unreal Engine for recent rapper Bryson Tiller Trapsoul World Series concert broadcast live. Filmed on the xR stage at Xite Labs in Los Angeles, the concert […]

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Could the rise of virtual worlds spell the end of corporate branding?

“This could be the end of corporate branding and this could be the new era of personal branding,” according to futurist Tracey Follows. Speaking at the Festival of Marketing: Fast Forward today (June 9), Follows explained how the changing nature of identity for consumers and businesses could mean big changes in how the two interact. […]

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The sense of touch is coming soon to our virtual worlds – News is My Business

There’s nothing like touch – or its simulation – to establish a deep emotional connection between people and objects. (Credit: Buchachon | Dreamstime.com) Web technology is making continued forays into physical reality, this time attempting to replicate one of our most treasured senses: human touch. Touch gives us a deeper understanding of things, which cannot […]

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Players explore virtual worlds while ours is locked down

As the months of pandemic restrictions drag on, some Montrealers are finding comfort in exploring fantastical worlds inside video games. “Video games were a good way to escape into a small world,” says Sizhao Shi, a 22-year-old Montrealer who plays massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), like Guild Wars 2throughout the pandemic. “Especially in Montreal […]

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This new cyberpunk RPG lets you solve crimes in virtual worlds

This tabletop-inspired isometric RPG has a neat premise. You are a private detective hired to solve cases in virtual worlds. A game detective, if you will. You know, a… gamedec? Yeah, it’s a terrible name, but the concept of diving into simulated worlds and solving crimes is strong. Set in Warsaw in the 22nd century, […]

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NFTs for Fashion in the Real and Virtual Worlds Are Inevitable — Quartz

Fashion is rarely about utility. It is also a means of self-expression and a means of communicating one’s status and identity. With many shoppers today looking for ways to signal these attributes in the digital world as much as the physical world, this has created an opportunity for fashion to go virtual. Some of the […]

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Welcome to the Metaverse – a bridge between the physical and virtual worlds

Tuesday 09 March 2021 12:05 We are entering a new era. Buckle up! Bitcoin is a fractional-reserve central bank exit that is practiced by all governments today. DeFi is an exit from traditional banking and high finance. Social media that gives everyone a voice is an outgrowth of centralized, monopolistic mainstream media. Working from home […]

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Fortnite, Minecraft and Roblox are creating virtual worlds – here’s how marketers can get involved

Virtual worlds, through games like Fortnite and Roblox, have become an important part of young people’s social lives – RAIN’s Matt Lang explores how brands can help rather than hinder the experience. Marketers and brand managers should always be on the lookout for opportunities to drive outsized value. In today’s environment, this often results in […]

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Video game preview: Winter releases offer players an escape to virtual worlds

From retreating to the wholesome islands of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” to strumming guitar tunes in “The Last of Us Part II,” gaming has provided an escape from the woes of 2020. A change of seasons also offers players the opportunity to continue to find solace via virtual worlds in 2021 – which promises a […]

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Where the physical and virtual worlds converge

Getty For over 200,000 years, we humans only had access to the physical world, full of objects we could touch, taste, hear, smell and see. In the 1980s, the Internet gave birth to cyberspace: a virtual computer world designed to facilitate online communication. Then, in 1991, the Web became accessible to the public; a new […]

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Why Roblox Virtual Worlds Could Give You Real Winnings

Roblox — the immersive user-generated gaming platform that is gearing up to go public — recently helped promote Player two loan, Ernest Cline’s new sci-fi novel about a high-stakes virtual reality treasure hunt. Based on the impressive numbers released by Roblox in its Nov. 19 S-1, investors have several good reasons to consider hunting for […]

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How the Bitcoin Blockchain Adds Trust to Virtual Worlds: Omniscape’s XR Metaverse

What do the names “Metaverse”, “OASIS” and “Matrix” have in common? These are famous examples of virtual reality from science fiction, technologically advanced digital worlds where the VR experience is fully immersive and, in most cases, indistinguishable from physical reality. So many minds and companies are working to build such an environment that its emergence […]

Social games

Jenova Chen: Social games should be an exchange of emotions, not numbers

A truly social game involves players exchanging emotions, not just helping each other improve stats, according to the game company’s co-founder Jenova Chen. Speaking at the Games for Change festival in New York this week, Chen said he takes issue with many games that market themselves as social because he doesn’t think they encourage social […]