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The man behind Second Life promises VR will make life virtual

"We’ll think of our lives as being mostly virtual, and the real world will be something that maybe we come back to as a kind of a museum to marvel at as part of our past."
"We’ll think of our lives as being mostly virtual, and the real world will be something that maybe we come back to as a kind of a museum to marvel at as part of our past."

- Philip Rosedale, Second Life creator, now back with High Fidelity

Philip Rosedale is best known as the creator of Second Life, but he's back now with High Fidelity -- a platform and creation tool for shared virtual reality experiences.

In a new interview with Nautilus, Rosedale speaks expansively about the effect he thinks virtual reality will have on life itself:

"In a recent analysis that I did ... I figured out that if we used all our computers—connected via broadband to the Internet—to make a virtual world, it would be as big as the landmass of Earth," Rosedale says.

"In about five or six years from now, the version of the Oculus Rift will have a sufficient number of pixels that it presents a completely immersive view to you at retinal resolution. It’s going to be a fascinating transition..."

The full interview is a peek into the mind of a virtual world pioneer and virtual reality true believer.

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