Thursday, April 21, 2011

What if...

I'm an eternal optimist. I still like to tinker around with online 3D worlds. You would think that after being burned, I'd stay away from the stove. Yet the allure of Virtual Reality tugs at my curiosity. My newest attraction is IMVU. I'm still learning it, of course. But I'm also reacquainting myself with Second Life, Moove, Active Worlds, and 3D Planets. Not to mention Gaia Online, and Neopets. Yeah, I'm a glutton for punishment. If I was into quests, I'd probably be doing WoW and Entropia, as well.

All this sudden activity got me to thinking. Wouldn't it be great if people could just create a single 3D home that all of the virtual sites could access? It would probably be a base portal for any world you wanted to go to. But it would be game/platform independent. It can be as big or as small as you needed. One room or a dozen. And the best part would be that it can be accessible in mixed reality. Put on your HUD, and the home is sitting where ever you put it in physical reality. Most likely, in a public location specifically zoned for AR applications.

It kind of gives a new meaning to the term "home page".