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First annual OpenSim conference to be held in fall – Hypergrid Business

First annual OpenSim conference to be held in fall – Hypergrid Business | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
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Secretive A.I. Company Backed by Elon Musk, Zuckerberg & Ashton Kutcher to Replicate Neocortex

Secretive A.I. Company Backed by Elon Musk, Zuckerberg & Ashton Kutcher to Replicate Neocortex | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
“ The three are joining in a $40 million investment in Vicarious FPC, a secretive artificial-intelligence company. The funding round, the second major infu”
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If this doesn't terrify you... Google's computers OUTWIT their humans

If this doesn't terrify you... Google's computers OUTWIT their humans | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
“ 'Deep learning' clusters crack coding problems their top engineers can't”
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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, December 2, 2013 3:14 AM

Another instance of computers demonstrating independence of thought.  Predict that this is just the beginning ...

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Fourth annual OpenSim grid survey – Hypergrid Business

Fourth annual OpenSim grid survey – Hypergrid Business | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Every fall, we survey OpenSim users about their preferred OpenSim grids. This is not a survey of hosting companies — we will be doing that survey in a couple of weeks.
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Alexina's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:03 AM

Have you taken the survey? It will not be open very long, so take it now. My favorite grid is InWorldz where friends and are stocking the second Community Library we have built in InWorldz. InWorldz will most likely reach the 90,000 accounts number this week.

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Endless Possibilities

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In Boellstrof’s article about “Coming of Age in Second Life” he states that “actual-world sociality cannot explain virtual world sociality” (p.63). I do not feel as though this is a statement in wh...
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Hypergrid Adventurers Club

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Interested in exploring Opensim and interconnected Virtual Worlds? The Hypergrid Adventurers Club is a group of explorers interested in discussing and exploring virtual worlds on the Hypergrid. For a great summary of the history of the Hypergrid and how it is evolving, read “Towards HG 2.0″ by Diva Canto (the inventor of the Hypergrid protocol). It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to virtual worlds and the Hypergrid or if you’re a seasoned veteran. We all learn and help each other together.
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:33 AM

It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to virtual worlds and the Hypergrid or if you’re a seasoned veteran.  We all learn and help each other together.

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This week in OpenSim Dev – week ending 3rd August 2013 | Justincc's OpenSimulator blog

This week in OpenSim Dev – week ending 3rd August 2013 | Justincc's OpenSimulator blog | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Hello everybody.  This is a summary of this week's development changes in OpenSimulator.  Except where otherwise specified, the changes described here ap...
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InWorldz second Relay for Life season announced

InWorldz second Relay for Life season announced | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
The Second annual Relay for Life of InWorldz (RFL of IW) season has been formally announced. InWorldz held its first Relay For Life (RFL) season, fully sanctioned by the American Cancer Society, in...
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Virtual alternatives in education

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Thousands of educators have used the virtual world Second Life during the past decade for teaching and learning. As time has passed this global grass-roots community has brought into focus some top...
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Laying Down the Virtual Law in Second Life

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Millions of people have created avatars that live in Internet virtual worlds. Those virtual worlds include Second Life and Maple Story, as well as video games.

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The Future Of Gaming - It May Be All In Your Head

The Future Of Gaming - It May Be All In Your Head | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
  via Forbes Are we ready for the next generation of gaming? Gaming as a hobby evokes images of lethargic teenagers huddled over their controllers, submerged in their couch surrounded by candy...

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gawlab's curator insight, July 6, 2013 10:04 AM

Un résumé sur ce futur des jeux

Mike Stubbs's curator insight, October 14, 2013 3:27 AM

its in your head !

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Press Release: OpenSimulator Community Conference Needs Participants for Grid Load Test

Press Release: OpenSimulator Community Conference Needs Participants for Grid Load Test | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OpenSimulator Community Conference Needs Participants for Grid Load Test July 1, 2013 - Organizers of the first annual OpenSimulator Community Conference are planning a large-...
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:31 AM

OpenSimulator is an open-source platform that supports the creation of collaborative, immersive, distributed and social 3D virtual environments over the Internet. Started in 2007 and developed by individuals and organizations large and small, it has become a versatile system with which anyone can experiment.  OpenSimulator software is now the basis for many “grids” of varying sizes and purposes.  http://opensimulator.org

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Kitely Market Merchants Can Now Browse Their Own Stores | Kitely Blog

Kitely Market Merchants Can Now Browse Their Own Stores | Kitely Blog | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
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Second Life at ten: a decade of expression – part two | VG247

Second Life at ten: a decade of expression – part two | VG247 | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
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secondlife - SLTours

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Tour guides, Esme Qunhua and Janita Collins lead twice monthly tours to Second Life "sims" (also called sims, landmarks or just places) of educational interest.

Join us for the next tour.
Sundays, 9AM SLT


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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 10, 2:34 PM

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) hosts regular weekly tours of fascinating places in Second Life, and this page has links to some of those wonderful sims.

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, March 15, 5:22 AM
Oh snap, no I didn't. For once, I got there first, hah. :)
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A new digital ecology is evolving, and humans are being left behind

A new digital ecology is evolving, and humans are being left behind | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
“ Incomprehensible computer behaviors have evolved out of high-frequency stock trading, and humans aren't sure why. Eventually, it could start affecting high-tech warfare, too.”
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Google Funds Creation of Secretive Avatar-Style Virtual Reality  

Google Funds Creation of Secretive Avatar-Style Virtual Reality   | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Google Funds Creation of Secretive Avatar-Style Virtual RealitySecond Life founder behind new project that plans to immerse people in Star Trek-like CGI en from DarkPolitricks
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AltoGame

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AltoGame are multiplayer games for learning agile ways of working and creative problem solving through social drama.
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Researchers Identify New Brain Cell Using Video Game | GamePolitics

Researchers Identify New Brain Cell Using Video Game | GamePolitics | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
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InWorldz 2nd Relay For Life Season 2013

InWorldz 2nd Relay For Life Season 2013 | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Great news to announce that there will be a 2nd official season of Relay For Life on the grid of InWorldz which kicks off from 9am on  Saturday 24th August 2013. I'm really looking forward to the 2...
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Linden Lab Acquires Desura | Business Wire

Linden Lab Acquires Desura | Business Wire | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Linden Lab, the makers of shared creative spaces including Second Life, Patterns, Creatorverse, Versu, and dio, has acquired Desura, a digital distrib
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LL looking to launch Blocksworld in July?

LL looking to launch Blocksworld in July? | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
Back at the start of 2013, Linden Lab acquired Boldai AB, a team of three programmers who jokingly refer to themselves as being, “From the country that gave you Minecraft and the country next to th...
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'Second Life' is frontier for AI research

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'Second Life'' is more than a place where pixelated avatars chat, interact and fly about. It's also a frontier in AI research because it's a controllable environment where testing intelligent creations is easier.

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Coloradans with disabilities connect in virtual world - Denver Post

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Coloradans with disabilities connect in virtual world
Denver Post
Diane Skiba, a professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, estimates about 150 of her nursing students interact in the virtual world every year.

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Linden Lab revamps new user experience - Social Island and Learning Island

Linden Lab revamps new user experience - Social Island and Learning Island | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it
This week Linden Lab has added two new regions called Social Island and Learning Island for new users signing up to Second Life.  The former Destination Islands and Welcome Islands are no longer on...
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Andromeda Media Group: Clothing Optional

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Asil's curator insight, June 28, 2013 10:58 AM

Mr. Burns opines on Linden Lab's latest PR initiative; HighFidelity’s technical challenges and why Euclideon is getting is right; and why we should be question the hype around Oculus Rift.