A few months ago, we shared CalcFlow, our open source VR graphing calculator, with HN. We received a lot of valuable criticism and are looking for more of the same.
Nanome is used at big-three Pharma companies and in classrooms in the University of California system. We also recently announced a partnership with the RCSB Protein Data Bank.
Nanome does not replace industry standard drug design tools like PyMol and MOE. Soon, Nanome will integrate with these tools via a plugin system, letting professionals bring VR interfaces into their established workflows.
I really think these sort of tools will get exponentially more powerful with some sort of force feedback. Imagine if you were able to feel the repulsive and attractive forces of the atoms while designing. Allowing the human mind to interact so directly with this world will enable molecule designers an intuition that I think is just not possible today.
How do you feel about the blockchain/token angle now that the hype has subsided somewhat? Did the ICO make sense for you as a source of funding?
Contrary to most 2017 ICOs, you have a real product and serious research behind it, so I’m just very curious how you feel about the whole thing a year later.
I can't speak for our org. as a whole re: the blockchain hype, but my general feeling is relief. It's now time to focus on what really matters: great projects + people. Sadly, we're an exception for continuing to build during the "winter."
Integrating Matryx into the Nanome interface is a huge priority for us.
Using VR for something that might actually help to expand the human knowledge. This provides researchers with the ability to work with molecules in a way that is good for people with visual and spatial thinking.