Re: "Theme Worlds": The Future of Entertainment In The VR & Uploaded Realm

Roderick A. Carder-Russell (
Sun, 9 Mar 1997 13:36:40 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 8 Mar 1997, Chris Hind wrote:

> we're going to integrate the
> new technology of interactivity and three dimensional graphics such as
> virtual reality with movies to create a new medium.
> ...So I conceived the
> idea of "Theme Worlds".

You're entire description sounds vaguely similiar to Neil
Stephensons "Diamond Age", or rather, one of the concepts that it puts
forth. Forgive me, for I don't remember specifics, but the protaganist is
at one point taken to a ship with a group of people. This ship is
designed to provide entertainment, interactively, to it's customers. Each
individual may or may not get a role in the "plots" of the night (for
depending on who and where you are, you may or may not have a plot, or
plots), and even more, they may or may not know whether they are part of
the experience, or just a spectator. It combines both virtual reality and
augmented reality to create an atmosphere of any style or make, and of
course this aids in the entire personal experience for the individual,
making everyones experience different.

Roderick A. Carder-Russell
Student-Computer Science, Philosophy
Specializing in Man-Machine Symbiosis
Suspension Member-Alcor Foundation
Information Systems Consultant-Technology Syllogistics