EP.17: Philip Rosedale - Second Life’s Second Life in the Metaverse Era
Second Life was one of the first examples of a proto-metaverse gaming platform, a persistent, shared, virtual world where individuals could socialize, play and learn together. You could call them an OG of the metaverse, a first-mover or simply too early. Either way, Second Life has had a massive impact on the future development of technology throughout its decades of operations.
We were delighted to have a wide-reaching conversation with Philip Rosedale, the founder and creator of Second Life, where we dive into Second Life’s renaissance in the last few years, the push of large technology companies into the metaverse and what that means for its development, the prospects for more live entertainment to move into metaverse platforms and empowering creators with more real-time 3D development tools.
Aside from his time at Second Life, Philip has been the co-founder of High Fidelity since 2013. High Fidelity now focuses on spatial audio technology. And also in 2022, High Fidelity invested in Second Life developer Linden Labs, which brought Philip back to Second Life as an advisor.
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Into The Metaverse covers companies, technologies and trends that are bringing this promise to life. Matthew Kanterman (the Director of Research at Ball Metaverse Research Partners) and Yonatan Raz-Fridman (founder & CEO of Supersocial) interview the brilliant minds building, shaping and investing in the metaverse.
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