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Initial Thoughts: 3D via the web January 20, 2009

Posted by Robert Harder in PhD.

ittsec09Thanks to inspiration at the 2008 I/ITSEC event, I found what I think will be a good dissertation topic for me. I’m interested in the 3D worlds, especially with how we keep reinventing the wheel. It occurred to me that we’re sort of repeating some previous computer history: First we had BBSes; then we had Compuserve, America On Line, and others; then we the web. Similarly we had 3D games that interconnected (like BBSes), now we have massive 3D social worlds (like America On Line), but where are we going with it. Are we doomed to publish our 3D content only via Second Life? (more…)