In Sept 2019, Facebook founder M. Zuckerberg bet on the new social platform Horizon that will let Oculus users built their avatars, e.g., to play laser tag on the Moon. By contrast, in April 2019, Ph. Rosedale–creator of Second Life & founder of High Fidelity–dropped the bombshell that “social VR is not sustainable”, mainly as a result of too few people owning headsets. Thus, everything social in XR is currently a hot topic, all the more so that cheaper headsets are hitting the market & 5G is being rolled out.
This conference brings you up to speed on the underlying technology (such as building increasingly realistic avatar, e.g., via volumetric imaging), the ethics (e.g. in relation to virtual harassment), & the many applications including business teleconferences, remote interaction with grandchildren, and games.
Chairman: Louis Cacciuttolo (VRrOOm, France)
How virtual reality can promote sustainability, Géraldine Fauville (Stanford University, USA)
These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&As
Important: All information above is subject to change at any time. Please, stay tuned.