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We've already seen distributed, open protocols get widely abused for both greed and the lulz. That mountain has to be climbed first.
 
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Or boredom. I agree with Sid, we need a new toy, preferably with a fresh set of batteries.
Are you up for going out and recruiting them? Because they don't just show up on their own ALL the time.
 
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Maybe we should open a fools market in SL.
Afterall there are slave markets there too.
 
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The crypto / blockchain sales people are mostly flakes who don't really understand what they are doing, however...

I do appreciate their vision. I mean, if virtual worlds were to go mainstream, and transform the internet into some kind of 3D mass medium... I don't know if that's a good idea or not, but if that were to happen... I find it hard to imagine that happening within a walled garden like SL. It would have to be built on distributed, open protocols that allow us to set up our own regions, and allow visitors to jump from one place to another easily, while hopefully not violating the GDPR. The protocol that will do that is probably not blockchain, but you know, the blockchain people are kinda in the ballpark of thinking about the problems that would have to be solved to make virtual worlds a serious mass medium. It's not like anybody else has any solid solutions yet, so who knows... maybe the answer is blockchain. Weirder things have happened!
So OpenSIM and Hypergriding.
 

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Maybe we should open a fools market in SL.
Afterall there are slave markets there too.
Is that just a nicer way to say "Bimbo"?
 

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...but just "investing" and hoping the price inflates.
Which it never does for long as without denizens to show off to: why build there? Without creations: why visit? It's a death loop...

Virtual worlds are luxury goods... for 99% of users the only motivation to use them is the desire to do so. Why have almost none of virtual world creators focused on making their worlds desireable to be in? (Big nod to LL here, they failed gloryously in invoking desire to visit Sansar, but hey: at least they tried to - maybe they were onto something?)

Why does no one visit "basic marketing 101" these days?

Shameless plug: If any startup needs a "voice of reason" on their board of advisors, ... contact me! Reason seems scarce these days but for the right price I'm willing to share mine*
* this was sarcastic: the companies in dire need of reason of course lack the reasoning to understand why
 
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Why does no one visit "basic marketing 101" these days?
Someone wrote a new play book about 30 - 40 years ago and replaced what was once taught in the universities and colleges with what we have now. It wasn't just Business 101 that was mutilated.
 

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Someone wrote a new play book about 30 - 40 years ago and replaced what was once taught in the universities and colleges with what we have now. It wasn't just Business 101 that was mutilated.
That playbook?

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
 

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That playbook?

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
It was more of a cultural change that has its roots in Japan. It started about the time American businesses began using certain practices that were brought in by new upper management hired from Japan. It didn't work out too well but there are still companies that are still using some [of] those practices. And they wonder why they have such a high turnover.
 
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It was more of a cultural change that has its roots in Japan. It started about the time American businesses began using certain practices that were brought in by new upper management hired from Japan. It didn't work out too well but there are still companies that are still using some those practices. And they wonder why they have such a high turnover.
I just wish they'd set the company song to a techno or hip-hop beat so the floor exercises and recitation of the mission statement and core values statement would go faster.
 

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I'm trying weed out the individuals who are not helping me in my endeavor... comments like "FUCK NO" doesn't help me at all, nor does the laughing comedian. I desire honest input that I can respond too, not shit like that. Yeah, I'll respond to everyone who responds to me, but some deserve a cut and paste answer. No time for them
Here's some honest input. Learn about paragraph breaks. WALLS OF TEXT are unpleasant to read. They reveal that you're just spewing stream-of-consciousness levels of thinking. You get lazy responses because you yourself seem too lazy to edit your post for clarity, brevity, and focus. We're not going to work harder than you do.
 

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So, 6 months later, how has this project progressed? Sure this is a bit necro but historical records usually are ;)
Let us take a look at how well received it was around the Infobahn.

DISCLAIMER: all info gathered was done in less than 10 minutes with public info. All data is available to anyone who types "antlantus" and weeds out the minecraft and other games results.

Antlantus website

Well, umm, it shows on the 2nd page of search results, so there is that caveat. I thought it looked bad on my iPad mini but well, it looks bad regardless of browser/machine. It's the angelfie page your 80 year old grandfather made only with less animated gifs. Thanks Wix.com! At the time of this writing, it has garnered 152 views.

Infobahn Presence/Reception


Over on the BitCoin forum, we have a single post from Oct 2021 with no responses.

"What are five +/-, "must have" personal possessions you "have", "want", or are "striving to acquire". Items you would cherish to own. At least one, and more would be good, should be "want" and "striving to acquire".

For a research project in the educational field"


Facebook

Pretty empty, just hosts a Youtube video and asks you to please visit their website.

Unity

On the Unity forums there is a post with a few replies which starts with that age old virtual world question "What would be 5 "must have" personal possessions that you have, want, or are striving to own? First, Please let me know right away if this the wrong place to ask or if it is inappropriate. I'm in the early stages of developing a Virtual World environment and would like individuals who exist in, or frequent, those environments to provide constructive input as to their personal "Wish List" of what they like and dislike about those environments, and give input on my personal direction. We can either do it here... if is OK with powers to be or via my email... " The OPs first response to replies starts off a bit nice but by mid paragraph turns condescending.

"I
gave those examples as just that examples... My last choice is what I really need. Unfortunately, there isn't a fill in the blank option, which is what I really need. Yes, this poll has total relevance to my particular venture. Is Anyland your creation of a virtual world? So, if you can't find any "direction" in my question, then maybe you are missing some of the "secrete sauce" related to my environment. I'm being really honest when I'm trying to figure out what personal assets or possessions are important to people, because it has a major impact on my direction. My concept is somewhat contingent on that answer, but not mandatory. It would just make hypothesis have more credence.

So, since you responded, can you tell me your true response? " But hey, at least he's consistant about his sauce being "secrete"!


Twitter (joined Jan 2022)


Minimal presence yet again. We do see that he keeps trying to sell the same NFT repeatedly...


Youtube

1 video, same as the one on the Facebook page. The channel name is not Antlantus but his name. Presumably the voiceover is him as well. It gives a bit of insight into how his thought process/state of mind. As of this post, it has 14 views and was posted on Nov 13, 2021 which makes my own channel look busy!


The channel name is the same as on the website which leads us to LinkedIn.

He is a Professor/Architect at SDCCD and since 1986 has been "Teach AutoCAD and REVIT, Design classes, Drafting, Strength of Materials, Architectural Detailing, and Professional Practice."

I won't link to his LinkedIn profile nor mention his name.

Much like Atlantis, ANTlantus sunk quickly under the waves only before it was populated with a billion High Priests/ess...
 
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Seems this "project" is now

"Way dowwwwwwwwnnnnn.....

Below the ocean ...."

- Donovan


(Who turns out to be still around and just as charmingly acid-addled as ever.)
 
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