04-02-2012 01:54 PM
I haven't actually been able to use second life, though i was supposed to for my PSY class. The program ran to slowly on any computer I've used... That being said, i cant fully understand how the second life community feels about what im about to
open up to discussion. However on a positive note, i think second life has a lot of potential but started alittle too early.
- The controls on the game grand theft auto would be a great addition to a future Tablet Viewer. It would allow a person to easily move around on the ground in an interactive way and also allow for easy travel by flying (two buttons to control the avatars vertical height).
Personal Cloud & 1+TB storage
- Personal Cloud storage is going to come to personal computers soon. This could allow users to create a personal "space" such as a house and stored on their personal cloud and synchronized with second life severs. Meaning the "virtual house" could be stored on the sever thus allowing people to see it and interact with it. But in order to enter the house a user must be invited in to the "Vhouse". The content of the vhouse can be stored on the owners personal cloud thus freeing up space on the 2ndL sever and increasing security for the user (with the right firewalls etc...).
- If 2nd life is connected to facebook for example (which it is) then the CONTENT in the V-House can reflect the context in the social network. For example one wall in the V-House can be your friends list (add sort by group) and if you use a tablet or touch interface you touch the list, scoll down, follow them (teleport to them), send message, invite to voice part/chat, etc... Another thing you could do is select and play music from a wall or share a song with friend, host a party at your V-house, watch a movie.
- Or even better, you could combine this with augmented reality and do this in really life by projecting your secondlife environment on a physical wall using a projector.
04-02-2012 04:28 PM
Until tablets get much, much more CPU and GPU power, there's no way SL will directly run on a tablet. Streaming is possible, provided the data plan allows for fairly large amounts of traffic.
04-02-2012 11:58 PM - edited 04-03-2012 12:10 AM
I wonder how large the display of such an tablet would be? Virtual world plus virtual keyboard plus highly detailled social network infos in-world? 24 inch maybe more would be necessary. You'd need a powerful gpu too, cause SL needs high perf 3-d capable graphic cards to work.
Tablets are toys with low perf graphics, completely unsuitable for SL, so why should SL be made to run on a toy that is not suitable to run it?
Want SL on your shiny tablet toy? Use a text client.
Regarding social networks: I will never connect my SL with my RL or some data mining platforms like Facebook or teh most useless twitter. SL has such a social network already, calles my.secondlife.com. Although LL calls them web profiles, it's their version of a social network. Fortunately you can deactivate most of the "Come and spam my profile with useless infos" functionality there.
Regarding cloud computing: SL already stores all contents on their servers and be assured, they will never change that, "your" inventory on your cloud? Never.
Not everyone likes cloud computing by the way, I want my data on my harddisks, not stores somewhere in a nebulous 'cloud'. The cloud can vanish, the cloud owner suddenly can ask lots of money to access 'my', uhm, their data.
Your vision of SL's future horrifies me very much.
04-03-2012 03:44 AM
...I haven't actually been able to use second life, though i was supposed to for my PSY class...
Thank you for your contribution. Should you ever find a real computer (my 5-year-old, GB£700 desktop has always run SL well) and manage to find out the first thing about how SL works you may look back and realise how misguided, or just plain wrong, all your comments are. For a start SL has most of the things you say it should have, secondly cloud storage changes nothing fundamental (except make data-retrieval slower). However, we note you are taking psychology classes and not computing.
04-21-2012 04:11 AM
The Asus Transformer Prime is a quadcore Tiegra 3 GPU/CPU. It is easily capable of running SL. I've seen SL run on computers with less computing power than the TFP. Please someone develope a Second Life viewer for the Asus Transformer Prime.
07-20-2012 09:46 PM
07-20-2012 10:06 PM
~chuckle~ if you really like your illusions shattered, feel free to try it. There is a 3D SL viewer for Android: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Third_Party_Viewe
It's impressive as far as tech goes, but it's not even close to SL on any halfway decent computer.