Virtual Worlds: A Future History

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A presentation by David Burden of Daden Limited ( at a monthly meeting by NVWN (


<ul><li>1.Virtual WorldsA Future History David Burden Daden Limited</li></ul> <p>2. Who Are We? Immersive learning and visualisation specialists Founded 2004, but in virtual worlds since mid1990s Times Higher Education Winner 2009 US Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge winner 2010 Based in Birmingham UK 2012 3. What We Do. Learning, Training and EducationData VisualisationPhysical Environment Security andVisualisation Web-based Chatbots 2012 4. A Virtual Future? Trends &amp; Issues developed from Delphi exerciseat ReLive2011 Long TermMedium TermShort Term2011 20132015 202020252030 2012 5. Short Term Seamless Still too hard Needs to be in browser Needs desktop/audio/webcam/gesture integration Users vs Creators(ives) vs Professionals One World or Many Worlds Directed or Discovered Social Media Integration (not Domination) 2012 6. What if Lively Had Lived? 2012 7. What if Lively Had Lived?WorldsWorlds KS2 Asteroid Explorer An exploratory STEM environment for KS2 students to explore asteriods 2012 8. Unity + JIBE 2012 9. Short Term - Desirable Learning Benefits for Educators Business Benefits for Industry &amp; Government Cost Savings Revenue Generation Social Benefits for Consumers &amp; Family Entertaining, Engaging &amp; Easy 2012 10. Medium Term - Mobile 2012 11. Medium Term - Unified Interoperability OuteroperabilityInfrastructureInterfaces definedAll systems share thebetween systemssame standardsOpen Source vs Core data held centrallyand shared with eachOpen Standardssystem 2012 12. Outeroperability - OPAL Virtual WorldExercise OPALData 2012 13. InfrastructureVirtual Worlds FrameworkHTML 5 a significant upgrade in expressive power for the webWebGL an integrated 3D graphics capabilityWebSockets providing a full TCP/IP connection between the client andserverJavaScript the programming language of the web 2012 14. Long Term Radical Interfaces 2012 15. Long Term Societal ChangeHow will real world development effect virtualworlds, eg cyber &amp; influence?How will virtual worlds effect the physical world? 2012 16. Web: davidburdenAvatar: Corro Moseley 2012 </p>