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2013 predictions from my phone

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it’s a sign for sure, my FiOS router died yesterday and they’ll be here to fix it probably tomorrow or the next day. Thankfully, Sim-on-a-Stick doesn’t need a connection and that I have a Hax Nuit backup OAR from Kitely – I’ll make a map of the undergroun in the meantime =)

So here are my 2013 predictions via 3G! =p

  • Second Life will lose 4000 private sims
  • OpenSim will grow to over 25000 regions (per Maria’s stats)
  • HyperGrid protocol with tight perms will be released
  • BulletX physics will be implemented
  • OpenSim 0.7.6 will come out
  • 6000 downloads of SoaS
  • Enclave Harbour – build and book – will be published
  • I’ll get distracted and build another single region Kitely world
  • Kitely will see at least 50% growth as people start to view them as I have – more like an OpenSim host than a grid
  • Inworldz will grow to at least 2500 regions
  • i’ll stop blogging daily, after 42 months of not missing a day, but will have over 40K twitter followers

None of these predictions are bold or risky and overall, I think virtual worlds will continue with slow and steady growth

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written by Ener Hax

January 1st, 2013 at 8:57 am

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  1. dumb phone, i couldn’t type anymore and wanted to end with:

    what are your thoughts for 2013?

    and Happy New Year! =)

    Ener Hax

    1 Jan 13 at 9:02 am

  2. Well, if the start of the First Day of the New Year is any indicator… Then I’d say hesitant towards what follows… LOL.

    Coffee maker DOA to start the day and had to resort to emergency caffeine measures. Go figure everything is closed on New Years day.

    WhiteStar

    1 Jan 13 at 9:42 am

  3. I just saw this on another site

    “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”

    Seems very appropriate here.

    Keith Selmes

    1 Jan 13 at 2:23 pm

  4. My extra predictions:
    – Mobile devices will start to be used more and more to view virtual worlds
    – Mobile devices will get powerful enough to host a virtual world (the Microsoft Surface Windows Version might be there already)

    Why I think these:
    Already we have Lumiya, but as mobile devices get more powerful, they will be better able to display and host the virtual worlds. The Microsoft Surface Windows version will have an i5 processor in it. My 4 year old netbook (Dell Inspiron mini 9) has a basic Intel Atom 1.6Ghz processor in it with an extremely basic Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 graphics card. And yet, it is able to both host SoaS and simultaneously run a virtual world viewer.

    Admittedly it is a basic viewer, set to minimum graphics, and I don’t get a great frame rate, but the point is it is: It works.

    As the computing power to do this was available 4 years ago, then by now we should have the computing power to do better.

    Paul

    1 Jan 13 at 4:28 pm

  5. Ener gal, i stopped making new years resolutions years ago cause i never kept them past two or three weeks lol. they were mainly putting myself on a diet, what a hoot. i have two microwaves going on the blitz bummer.

    Shemira

    2 Jan 13 at 6:32 am

  6. no coffee! o_O that stinks and means the Mayan apocalypse did happen, just a little late (30 minutes diff in Newfoundland too)

    that is incredibly appropriate Keith!

    i hope so Paul, mobile device access to our Enclave Harbour would increase our audience greatly!

    lmao on the dual microwaves Shemira! i love it and you are soo right on those resolutions – the “more exercise” one always gets me and i haven’t given that a thought at all for this year =D

    Ener Hax

    2 Jan 13 at 11:35 am

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