In related news, a high-ranking Facebook exec revealed that Zuckerberg had been planning to name this massively multiplayer online experience "Myspace".
After heated internal discussions, Horizon was chosen as the brand name for Zuck's vision for "the future of computing", as, well, it seemed somewhat less played out.
Messenger used to be MSN Messenger, nowadays it is Facebook chat.
For a sampling of some of the worlds people have built, check out https://vesta.janusvr.com/
- transclude WebVR worlds with URLs
- delegate authority recursively
- pay for things with e.g. Github Sponsors
- enforce licenses, allow remixing
- tech demo
Create a virtual world that completely mirrors the real world, and that world will need currency and economics at scale too, why not use an alt coin as it's base?
I helped build a VR racing system at SAIC in the 1990s that had two units, each with full motion, haptics in steering wheel, and it’s own Reality Engine graphics display. Racing against one other person was lots of fun. I may be having a failure of imagination here, but I just think I would enjoy Horizon, as it is described.
VR is interesting but I'm not ready to sacrifice my privacy for that.
Sorry Facebook, just to be honest.
Plus, the article provides a lot of comparisons to relevant services that help differentiate Horizon in the marketplace.
(as far as trolls go, I mean. I love VR Chat)
The Black Sun comes to life!
I recently re-read Snow Crash. I love that book. A lot of that stuff looks a lot less like science fiction these days.
And no one will use it.
Sounds like watching a move or TV show while being on the phone to a loved one.