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JOIN VIRTUALCHRISTINE FOR HER DREAM VACATION ON JAPAN OPEN GRID!!! DON’T WORRY I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS THERE EITHER!! SCORE KIMONOS AND COOL ANIME AVATARS!! VOCALOIDS!!ORIGAMI!!! RAMEN!! SCARF OCTOPUS...

JOIN VIRTUALCHRISTINE FOR HER DREAM VACATION ON JAPAN OPEN GRID!!! DON’T WORRY I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS THERE EITHER!! SCORE KIMONOS AND COOL ANIME AVATARS!! VOCALOIDS!!ORIGAMI!!! RAMEN!! SCARF OCTOPUS... | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it

Here I am, taking a  short break   in  an unexpectedly posh undersea eatery with a charmingly literal English name, smirking at an increasingly  irritated Cadillac Eldorado sized shark who is obsessively bouncing over and over off  the plexi glass restaurant ceiling, not simply  because his inability to comprehend the existence of the invisible barrier proves that...

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Opensim Virtual – Community – Google+

Opensim Virtual – Community – Google+ | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it

Maria Korolov (Hypergrid Business) reported, "Opensim Virtual has rapidly become the go-to place for discussions about OpenSim, with 1000 members at last count (Dec 2014). Lots of discussions going on here. People post links to useful articles, share content, post event announcements and special offers, and ask for advice. It’s a friendly, open and welcoming community."

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Apart from curating this Scoop.IT! news site I also moderate the successful Opensim Virtual community at Google plus in support of, and to promote, a free and open Metaverse of connected Hypergated worlds.

 

Everyone is welcome to visit and find out more about the free Metaverse.


As of Jan 2017 Opensim Virtual has reached 1800 members!

 

See Talla Adam's blog @ http://metaverse-traveller.blogspot.co.uk/

And to find grids to visit see http://metaverse-traveller.blogspot.co.uk/p/grid-list.html
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Hypergrid share of active users hits record high –

Hypergrid share of active users hits record high – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Active user numbers on the OpenSim hypergrid crossed the 80 percent share mark this month, reaching a new record high, while the hypergrid share of land area reached 95 percent, another new record high...
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How virtual reality is changing storytelling

How virtual reality is changing storytelling | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is redefining the rules around narrative structure, character development and storytelling.
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Music festival starts today –

Music festival starts today – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
The annual No Borders Festival, which was previously known as ROBstock Festival, will take place on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 from 8 a.m to 8 p.m Pacific time on 3rd Rock Grid to raise money in support of the Doctors Without Borders medical charity...
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Prof asks OpenSim viewer devs to help schools –

Dear OpenSim Viewer Developer: A new trend in learning management systems could be a vehicle for expanding educator use of the OpenSimulator platform. More specifically, one of the newer learning management systems – Canvas – includes an external app integration feature that allows faculty and institutions to easily integrate both subscription and non subscription third-party apps into their course sites...
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DMCA registration costs drop from $105 to $6 –

DMCA registration costs drop from $105 to $6 – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Empty descriptionThe US Copyright office has made it easier and much, much cheaper for content-sharing platforms — like social media sites and OpenSim grids — to protect themselves from lawsuits by people in the United States...
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Zangrid Opens Up Shopping To Hypergrid...

Zangrid Opens Up Shopping To Hypergrid... | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
 

I was interested to learn Zangrid has opened a shopping mall region that is Hypergrid enabled. You can reach it using this address: hg.zangrid.ch:8002:HyperShopping


According to +Rique Giano, speaking on Google plus, Zangrid now has Gloebit currency installed which their host Zetamex is supporting. Gloebits were first mentioned by +Maria Korolov Maria Korolov in a series of articles in Hypergrid Business last year...

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It has been a while since I did some blogging but today I heard of what I would say is quite an important event for the Hypergrid - Gloebit Universal currency. The name is cool. Sounds like a Global Bitcoin!
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Facebook is working on ways to read thoughts, job adverts suggest

Facebook is working on ways to read thoughts, job adverts suggest | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it

Facebook already has your name, your friends and your photos: now it might want your thoughts. Job adverts posted in California suggest that the social network is planning telepathic technology that can read brain waves and send them between people, a way of sharing that would go far beyond liking status updates or sharing holiday photos...

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Using the power of thought to give hands-free control while experiencing virtual reality is arguably the way to go but what if your thoughts - any thoughts! - are channelled to the likes of government agencies, business rivals or state police? What kind of future for virtual reality?
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Using High Fidelity VR to decode non-verbal communication

Using High Fidelity VR to decode non-verbal communication | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it

A group led by researcher Andrea Stevenson Won at Cornell University is currently using High Fidelity to record body movements made during communication, taking advantage of how High Fidelity accurately transmits both head and hand movements with low latency, for multiple participants...

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ZZ Bottom misadventures in Virtual Worlds!

ZZ Bottom misadventures in Virtual Worlds! | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
On 11th January Linden Lab announced Place Pages Beta a new feature that gives every region and parcel a generated page on the Second Life website where you can find out more information about that specific location. This new feature aims to finding places inworld more faster and more easily than before. Here are some…
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Genesis Metaverse switches to DigiWorldz hosting –

Genesis Metaverse switches to DigiWorldz hosting – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it


Genesis Metaverse, a company which previously ran its own grid and also provided hosting to other grids, has left the hosting business and is now using DigiWorldz to handle its hosting and OpenSim management...
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Dlodlo's VR1 headset is the size of a pair of glasses but can rival Oculus

Dlodlo's VR1 headset is the size of a pair of glasses but can rival Oculus | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
A VR headset that can be worn like a pair of regular glasses is pretty much the holy grail of the technology (until we get VR contact lenses, anyway). But while I expected decent VR glasses to be at least a couple of years away, I was surprised to find a pair in a small …
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OpenSim Embassy celebrates grand opening Wednesday –

OpenSim Embassy celebrates grand opening Wednesday – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
"The OpenSim Embassy has a grand opening tomorrow, January 11, on the Second Life grid. Performers at tomorrow’s event, which starts at 11 a.m. Pacific, include the ChangHigh Sisters Fireshow of Light, Life and Love, SingerGirl XOXOXO, Amazon Ballet, DJ Pilou, and TatianaCoin. It will be held in the OpenSim Embassy on Second Life’s Larsen region..."


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Leveller for OpenSimulator (part 1)

Leveller for OpenSimulator (part 1) | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Part 1 - Importing into Leveller Leveller is a powerful 3D terrain editor for windows from Daylon Graphics . With Leveller the user ca
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Kitely Market Passes $100,000 in Sales | Virtual World Blog

Kitely Market Passes $100,000 in Sales | Virtual World Blog | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
We are proud to announce that we’ve passed a new milestone: with significant growth over the past year, Kitely Market has sold over $100,000 worth of virtual goods to date...
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Virtual Reality Sex Dolls Can Be Programmed. Is The End Of Prostitution Next?

Virtual Reality Sex Dolls Can Be Programmed. Is The End Of Prostitution Next? | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality Sex Dolls Can Be Programmed. Is The End Of Prostitution Next? https://t.co/xVPxR161g7 #LoveBeyondFlags https://t.co/QuSeo8lasp
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Spending doubled last year on VirTec network –

Spending doubled last year on VirTec network – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
The total amount of money spent on purchases over the VirTec OpenSim vending machines network nearly doubled last year, increasing by 92 percent from $4,206 in 2015 to $8,080 in 2016, the company reported. Meanwhile, the total number of transaction increased nearly three-fold...
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My favorite shopping places on the hypergrid –

My favorite shopping places on the hypergrid – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Leighton Marjoram, writing in Hypergrid Business informs us; "I am passionate about OpenSim and making OpenSim more accessible to people unfamiliar with the OpenSim platform. New people, like myself a few years back, need places to get things for their avatar and their region and this is my contribution..."
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OutWorlds now supports free DNS services, easy region creation –

OutWorlds now supports free DNS services, easy region creation – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
OutWorldz has released a beta version of the DreamWorld OpenSim installer for home-based mini-grids — it now supports free DNS services like No-IP, DuckDNS, and and Dynu and allows people to easy add regions to their grids...
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Hypergrid Business: Changing direction –

The world seems to have hit a tipping point when it comes to immersive environments, and the pace of change is exploding. These changes have been dramatically reflected in the readership of this site over the past couple of months. My life is about to change dramatically as well. So this is a good time for me to think about what I am doing with Hypergrid Business — and to adjust course, if necessary...
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OpenSim community comes together to defend content –

Grid owners, content creators, and other members of the OpenSim community are working to solve a serious case of alleged content theft that surfaced recently on the Alife Virtual grid and may involve several other grids and 62 allegedly stolen OARs, or region backup files...
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VR is a smart bet for the future of gambling –

VR is a smart bet for the future of gambling – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it


It has often been the so-called vice industries that have driven forward new technologies. This will also be the case with virtual reality, where we are already seeing it shaking up the gambling sector...
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OpenSim grids off to a solid start this year –

OpenSim grids off to a solid start this year – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it


Public OpenSim grids gained land area, registered users, and active users this month, with active users reaching a new all-time high. Grids reported a net increase of 96 active users, for a new total of 35,788 actives, despite the end of the OpenSimulator Community Conference. That event accounted for a one-time addition of over 500 active users to the stats last month. In addition, the Adult Grid did not report its active users this month. Last month, the grid accounted for 322 actives. Without those two grids in the stats, the total active numbers would have increased by 901 users...
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Second Life's creator is building a 'WordPress for social VR'

Second Life's creator is building a 'WordPress for social VR' | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
None of this is real. The rocks, the stars, the enormous transmitter standing upright like a needle. It's all a mixture of pixels presented by the Oculus
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"We want to make it so everybody can participate in this medium," Gray says. "You can create your own virtual experience, share it with other people, invite them in, communicate with them naturally and then monetize it, should you wish." A grand vision, but a familiar one. Linden Lab pioneered this model with Second Life, pushing its users to build new content for the rest of the community. Sansar is just the next step -- a Second Second Life, or Third Life if you will. The difference this time, of course, is the entry fee. Almost anyone with an internet connection can access Second Life, while Sansar requires a high-end headset to be fully appreciated. It could make the platform a quiet, desolate place at first...
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Oculus founder headed to court over allegations of stolen tech and bogus origin story

Oculus founder headed to court over allegations of stolen tech and bogus origin story | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
After purchasing Oculus just over two years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is just beginning to reap the benefit. Oculus finds itself in the fortunate position of being an industry leader in a market that’s just beginning its ascent. It’s also about to appear in court over allegations of stolen technology and a false origin …
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Canadian Sun to hold St. Patrick’s Day parade –

Canadian Sun to hold St. Patrick’s Day parade – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it


"The Canadian Sun, an in-world magazine on the Great Canadian Grid, is sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day parade on Friday, March 17. Participants are starting to build floats now, but there is still room for interested groups to sign up. Organizers are also looking for performers, and there will be a contest for the best float at the end of the parade, with prizes provided by community merchants..."
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