30 Jan '17, 3pm

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Having seen, and monetized, the first Internet boom, Rosedale wants High Fidelity to do for VR what the World Wide Web did for the Internet: provide a new means through which people can stake out ground online. Instead of surfing to people’s Web pages, you’ll be teleporting to virtual worlds they’re running on their own computer servers. To get from one place to the next, rather than clicking on a hyperlink, people will simply click on a 3D object or “portal.” Coded using that favorite of Web programmers, JavaScript, it will connect them to another’s server, allowing them to open the door of someone’s castle or step into the hut of someone’s tropical island. “What we believe is going to happen is the Internet all over again,” he declares.

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