Zapchain, meet ConVRge, ConVRge, Zapchain,,,
Even as a pioneer of virtual interaction, streaming yoga lessons from the jungle in 2008,
I had not foreseen the potential to organize a social gathering in an alternate dimension.
Until I strapped the matrix (Oculus Rift) onto my face for the first time, I hadn't imagined that a new
infinite range of possibilities were feasible, like bringing guided meditations to life or conveying abstract concepts of scale, distance and time through hands-on experiential data in Virtual Reality.
I would like to Formally invite all active members of Zapchain and those who are curious
to converse and converge in the new Virtual social platform, ConVRge.
Sundays at 3pm Eastern Time
Zapchain is the Reddit/ Twitter/ Quora for VR, IoT, Bitcoin and all things Brave.
"An online community built around emerging technology discussions that enables users
to earn micropayments for great contributions."
-Nick Tomaino, Coinbase
ConVRge is a budding social meetup platform in Virtual Reality.
"As much as people fear the supposed isolation that tech like virtual reality will introduce into society, that quick, very human interaction—a greeting and a short tour, the same as you might get visiting someone's office—is the kind of smart, intuitive injection of regular interaction that could propel VR onto the faces of skeptics."
-Erin Carson, Tech Republic
You don't have to use Oculus Rift to visit. You can download the Windows or Mac version and run the 2D version from your computer.
Zapchain members decided to hold a Round Table discussion on
Sundays at 3pm EST
Shawn Whiting, developer and CEO of ConVRge has given us special permission to develop our own meeting:
"Feel free to schedule anything you like anytime you like. If you'd like us to help promote the event we can always get it on our calendar and send it out via our newsletter and social media.
Youtube controls are available for everyone, but if you'd like to put up a
livestream or music on the dancefloor we'll have to help out with that,
which we are totally down to do :) "
For the trial meetup this Sunday, July 12th, let's all simply download and get a feel for ConVRge.
When choosing an avatar, please use your zapchain name followed by "zapchain" so we can easily identify each other.
In the near future, we will be able to set up private rooms, but for now, please just enter the public room and we may be lucky enough to get a tour and welcome from one of the founders, who often hang out during high-traffic times.
If enough members successfully log on, topics are suggested but not limited to:
The Future of Zapchain in Virtual Reality
Favorite discussions thus far in Zapchain
Technologies of interest, and possibly the organization of separate subgroup meetings
Future meeting topics of interest
While I am not a ConVRge expert, I will do my best to answer any questions you may leave in the comments section below.