Demystifying the Metaverse

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Apple Vision Pro Makes the Metaverse Inevitable

Join Bob as he addresses Metaverse skepticism, illustrating it as an unstoppable force in shaping our future. He explores human resistance to new realities and emphasizes the Metaverse as an extension of human experience. Highlighting Apple's Vision Pro, Cooney predicts a transformative impact on our digital interactions. The talk concludes with a vision of the Metaverse as a space that enriches life with limitless possibilities, urging the audience to embrace this new frontier with excitement and curiosity.

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Join me each week as I dive deep with one of the leading voices in virtual reality. First up is Lisa Messeri, an anthropologist of science and technology and author of the hot new book In the Land of the Unreal.

 

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The VR Bobble Awards recognise people and companies that contribute to the development and inspire others in to drive innovation in LBVR.

There have been several winners who were surprised when Bob Cooney turned up on their doorstep to present their VR Bobble Award.

 

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Bob Cooney crams his 30 years of entrepreneurial experience into a handy, and thoroughly enjoyable guidebook to launching a VR product. A must read for anyone looking to enter this growing but increasingly crowded marketplace.

"Amazing! A very straightforward, no BS look at what needs to be done to be successful when launching an LBE startup." - Anne McKinnon - VR Voice

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Bob Cooney

 

An 8X entrepreneur with thirty-five years of experience launching emerging technology companies, Bob Cooney is widely referred to as the world's foremost expert on location-based virtual reality.

 

An Inc. 500 CEO with a successful NASDAQ IPO, Bob is the go-to-market strategist behind many of the world's most successful immersive entertainment products. Cooney mentors founders and executive teams of some of the top VR companies and helps operators choose the best VR products for their locations.

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Could VRsenal’s Beat Saber be the most profitable VR attraction yet?

November 4, 2019

Attended VR, the 4-minute mile, and the 2-hour marathon One of the biggest challenges operators have with virtual reality is the staffing requirement.  Most VR systems require at least one attendant. Attendants provide several key functions. They help players, most of whom are not familiar with virtual reality (yet), put on the headset and use…

Zombie Go-Go Girls

October 28, 2019

Greetings from Russia. I had a fantastic experience this week that highlights the possibility of VR storytelling. I was playing a new zombie game from Anvio VR in Moscow. You have to fight your way through an office building, going from floor to floor in an elevator. In one of the levels, you have to…

Matrix

October 21, 2019

At Oculus Connect 6 this month, Facebook announced that they are building The Matrix. Now they didn’t call it The Matrix, because that would be shitty marketing.  They are calling it Live Maps; how’s that for innocuous? How could Live Maps be bad? We love maps. They’re amazing. And if they were Live, that would…

15 Top Insights from Brent Bushnell and Two Bit Circus

October 13, 2019

As you probably know, I have a webinar series called Deep Dives, where I interview leading voices in the location-based VR industry. Last week, I had the sincere pleasure of interviewing Brent Bushnell, co-founder and CEO of Two Bit Circus. Brent is the son of arcade legend Nolan Bushnell, who founded both Atari and Chuck…

IAAPA Paris Review Part 2

October 6, 2019

Last week in part one of the IAAPA Paris VR review, I covered Spree Interactive’s kid-friendly free roam system, the latest from Hologate, motion simulation attractions from Modimage, the amazing Toyland from Illucity and Backlight, and the new Dojo from Altereyes. This week I will try to cover the best of the rest. The biggest…

Virtual Reality Takes over IAAPA Paris

September 29, 2019

I travel the world constantly, uncovering, discovering and reviewing what’s happening in the world known as location-based virtual reality (LBVR) so I can deliver the most relevant insights to you.  Since 2016 I have flown almost a million miles covering conferences, meeting with emerging startups, and talking to the leading minds in virtual reality.  That’s…

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