I great screencast about where the Internet/Web/Super-Information-Highway is going and where its come from.
Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life, doesn’t think that building a series of separate virtual worlds is a good strategy, director of marketing Catherine Smith says. Business Week
I’ll bet she doesn’t, it would completely destroy Linden Labs thats for sure. Its like having one server for webpages controlled by one company that makes a lot of money off it. The bigger the internet become the better it became. This furthers to strengthen the idea of a 3D web platfrom.
It then occurred to me that you could then use the SecondLife client code for communicating with the server and glue it to the Quake 3 engine and a kick ass SecondLife client. This might even open the way for regular HTTP connections with this new hybrid client.
I remember I had a long and ugly debate with Bernard and Sara one night over a couple of bottles of wine. I proposed that with the advent of cheap media devices, and internet community sharing sites, we would not have to rely on the commercial main stream media completely anymore for information on current events. As the media becomes more restricted by the powers that be independent amateur media might be the way forward for democracy.
Examples from the recident London bombing:
- The London Bomb Blast Pool
- Wikipedias ‘7 July 2005 London bombings‘ entry was up to the minute
- London Explosions @ Londonist
Update: Seems I’m not the only one thinking this way.
If you were into the Transformers, and I don’t mean the little boxes that converted one voltage to another, I mean like the ‘Maniacle Megatron’ type of Transformer then you gotsta checkout the 3D break dancing Shockwave and his little pal Rumble. Decepticons are bad ass!