On 31st March 2014 Philip Rosedale posted a new blog post on the official High Fidelity Blog called Identity in the Metaverse. Philip talks about how we don’t need to have name tags above our heads and the concerns over maintaining privacy in virtual reality. It’s a really interesting in-depth blog post about the identity in the metaverse and it’s a must read.
Check out the bold highlights from the blog post below…
- “In the real world, we don’t have name tags floating over our heads.”
- “Not only do you need to have the choice when and to whom to disclose parts of your identity, you also cannot always trust the particular server you are ‘inside’ with different aspects of your identity.”
- “Operators of different virtual world servers (we call these ‘domains’) can decide on the level of identity security with which they wish to challenge people arriving at their locations.”
- “High Fidelity will run a global service that lets you optionally store and validate identity information”
- “The details of virtual world identity are something that will need to be examined and scrutinized in a suitably open forum”
Currently High Fidelity is at the Alpha stage and many are waiting for further updates to contribute to the new start-up. I think many are excited about the possibilities and future developments with High Fidelity. Recently on VentureBeat “Second Life founder’s stealth virtual reality startup High Fidelity raises $2.5M”
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