I believe I have identified the perfect tool for SingularityNET to not only communicate internally and collaborate in a more natural way, but also interface with our community using interactive virtual events.
Introducing ALTSPACE VR, a free to use social VR app/platform founded by Eric Romo, Gavan Wilhite and David Gudmundson in 2013.
This communication software allows users to share content and experiences and was brought under the Microsoft umbrella in 2017.
Users can participate in various activities such as browse the web, watch videos, play games and attend events in 3D virtual environments.
Meaning there is a great deal of potential for our developers to interface directly and test ideas in virtual spaces, core team members that are not centralised can effectively communicate and share ideas far easier in a natural way.
Altspace VR features
● Cross-platform connectivity. Oculus rift cv1, htc vive and gear vr users play together.
● Voice communication with 3d positional sound
● Shared and synchronized web viewing which includes youtube, twitch and netflix
● Embedded web browser (chromium based), which is customized to improve readability
● Web browsing within the virtual environment
● Interaction with 3d web content
● Nonverbal communication, enhanced by perception neuron, leap motion or kinect v2
● 2d mode for users without the vr headsets
● Exploration of virtual environments customized and built for altspacevr
● frontrow - allows thousands of people to view an event together in vr.
SingularityNET Test Space
I have set up a test space and will be organising a meeting, where we can get together in virtual space ,you can access it here:-
You will need to set up an account and be careful because the username you choose to begin with is not changeable later on without contacting support.
Events and Collaboration spaces
The altspace portal allows users to quickly and easily set up spaces of varying degrees of complexity before hand and then send out invites to the event or shared space.
There are preset templates for the various events and it is literally just as easy as set up event, pick environment and event type and then connect your various social media links to it so that it can be live streamed out to the likes of twitter and youtube and facebook.
The event or space management is very similar as one would expect any communication platform with moderators or administrators with full rights and the ability to restrict both user level of interaction or ban them.
Previously Live events have been very successful in the past across the platform Second Life, but this platform is only just making it to VR now and its a monetized platform that does not offer the same level of ease of use and freedom.
To give you an idea of the potential for how Singularitynet may use AltspaceVR, I would like you to watch the following youtube video with Join Eric Romo, CEO of AltspaceVR, for a chat about avatars, design and the history of AltspaceVR. Eric will discuss his background in neuroscience and how that guided into the look and feel of everything you see.
Support is available in multiple places and there is even a VR environment where you can go and chat with moderators and developer conferences where you can actually meet the developers who can offer help if there are any projects that would require it.
There is a comprehensive Developer portal where there are the resources for the AltspaceVR SDK, which enables the construction of holographic, multi-user web apps and experiences for virtual reality. https://developer.altvr.com/
I suspect there could be some cross over here with some of the Agent services on SingularityNET, such as content being generated by AI and displayed within a Virtual space including aI avatars as well as human visitors.
I am very passionate about SingularityNET, the SingularityNET brand already has positioned itself in people’s minds as a futuristic technology company that can deliver. Altspace VR can enable us to achieve more, collaborate with our decentralised core teams, and reach more people. It’s accessible to all even those that do not have access to VR, is absolutely cutting edge which will fit nicely into the SingularityNET brand.
Please let me know if you would like to be involved, also what kind of vr hmd you have. Don’t worry if you do not have VR at this stage.
Also please let me know if you have any java script experience, this will also be required.
Together let’s make this Happen!!