What’s the point of the Augmented Reality?
Building a continuous VR social network
DiveReal is a social virtual world: people get in primarily to meet and talk to others. But unlike its classical counterparts, it does not rely on servers to connect people. Instead, it uses an overlay that grows as more people join. For the user, this means a different experience: the world is not divided into “rooms”, “islands” or “realms” but accepts everyone, possibly millions, in a unique seamless space.
Mixed Reality at planet scale
When we started working on mixed reality we faced a problem. To host the whole planet and its inhabitants, we have to overcome a huge scalability issue.
Mixed Reality with Google StreetView
Google StreetView provides an accessible 'overlay' for the real world. Using cheap consumer devices we created an augmented reality where real people are digitally transposed into Google StreetView.
Scaling Minecraft to millions in the same map
Minecraft is a popular game with more than 20 million paying users. However, in multiplayer mode, only a few thousand users can play together. We developed a way to scale it to millions.
Scaling Second Life to millions of users
OpenSim is an open source, enhanced implementation of Second Life servers. It uses exaQuark to allow an unlimited number of users to interact together in one sim.