Video Friday: Philip Rosedale Demos High Fidelity
Philip Rosedale, Cofounder of High Fidelity and previously of Linden Labs, discusses the next wave of virtual reality, and demonstrates his new product High Fidelity which allows sharing of facial expressions and expressive avatars using 2D and 3D cameras. He points towards some exciting applications of virtual reality in education, sharing a prototype of a biology classroom inside a working model of a living cell.
At the dawn of the first wave of VR Philip Rosedale developed and interest in VR and attended some of the early meetings where early VR researchers and enthusiasts gathered in San Francisco. Rosedale went on to create and found Linden Lab and built Second Life which is the best known and largest open-ended, Internet-connected virtual world built to date.