Does anyone else remember this? I don't know why, but despite the project being so unfortunately short-lived (just July to December of 2008), I find myself having an incredible level of nostalgia for it. It's not even the whimsical artwork or awesome experiences, it is the concept of having small virtual worlds embedded directly into your custom built, personal websites. It sort of reminds me of the "chatrooms" present in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone complex.
Now we all have soykafty WordPress sites with awful generic themes and empty "about" pages. The Google Lively project took place about the same time that our romantic hopes for a distributed internet where power lied with ordinary people instead of corporations really started to die for good. I miss the excitement I had for the future back then. Now I'm jaded as fuck.
For those interested, but unfamiliar with the project, please take a look at some of these links. Some of them even bring me to tears.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YbwfOucET8https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Livelyhttps://techcrunch.com/2008/07/08/google-launches-virtual-world-called-lively/https://googlemefast.blogspot.com/search/label/google%20lively
^This Is The Future That Lains Want
There actually something like this in development right now, it's called Decentraland.
Heres a video that goes into more detail.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxmPJ0DFRPI
Play this! https://vrchat.net
You can download it through steam as well and use a VR headset.
Feynaman style is awesome
But it is exhausting af
You should make a new thread for this. By technical literature, do you mean scientific papers and books, or more like programming and electronics manuals?
The matrix protocol will take us there
Reminds me of a lesser IMVU.
But no OP, this completely passed by without me even realizing it was a thing back then. Kind of surprised I was actually pretty up with things back then.
Decentraland land is expensive, like 100 bucks for 40sf. It' probably gonna be filled with casinos and ads due to its price. I'd prefer an open source alternative like this one: http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page
. We could set this up on a few servers and have a 3d private arisuchat
Oh my god, having a 3D arisuchat would be amazing
>>1607>Oh my god, having a 3D arisuchat would be amazing
THIS. Can anyone build it for us? ^_^
Top 水 . The idea of overlaying some kind of 3D world on the web sounds a lot like gibsons matrix. The idea of user generated content near a website is probably to Democratic to be tolerated en masse.
is another thread about a 3D imageboard with links to code.
p cool. virtual spaces are neat and all but it's probably for the best that the god of the internet doesn't supply such a comfy one these days. the wired isn't a layer separate from reality, it's just another part of it. if we make it too comfy to escape into it and too easy to figure out how we'll collapse in on ourselves. no difference to me, but I understand and all.