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The Universe as far as a VR environment is concerned, is the collection of all objects, textures, scripts, avatars, and in some cases, separate worlds, within a single client space.

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Related Dictionary Entries for Universe:

Digital Physics

Reality Enforcement

Reality Enforcer

Simulated Universe

The Simulation Argument



Resources in our database matching the Term Universe:

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Programming the Universe is a Simulation Argument book. Lloyd, a professor at MIT, works in the vanguard of research in quantum computing: using the quantum mechanical properties of atoms as a computer. He contends that the universe itself is one big quantum computer producing what we see around us, and ourselves, as it runs a cosmic program.

Decoding Reality is very much a Simulation Argument book. In its pages, physicist Vlatko Vedral argues that we should regard the entire universe as a gigantic quantum computer.

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Algorithms for an Infinite Universe
Based more for games on a single machine, this excellent little article discusses generation of a world on the fly, using minimal resources. Parts of this article are suitable for exploitation in virtual worlds.

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A Face in the Crowd
?In role playing environments, especially original themes, one of the most daunting tasks beyond getting to know the new universe is getting into the mix of role playing activities.?

Count Zero was William Gibson?s second novel. Slotting in straight after Neuromancer, it takes place in the same universe, a few years down the track. The work is a literal wealth of technological ideas, beautiful metaphors and breathtaking script.

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Large Image Display: Animatrix: Matriculated: Summoning The Troops
In the Mrratrix universe, the vast majority of robots fly, of hover. The runners are unusual precisely because they run. However, when you consider the maneuverability of hovering, darting robots over ground based units, the reasons become very clear.

The Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Deities and Demigods supplement is a resource that provides information about the major pantheons of legend, as well as the pantheon from AD&D?s own universe.

The Animatrix is a collection of nine short animations, a mix of CG and hand drawn animation, examining different aspects of the Matrix universe. They tend to be thought provoking, looking at other aspects of VR from philosophical viewpoints, a detective story, what-if scenarios, and even a history of the future of the human race.

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Large Image Display:Animatrix: The Second Renaissance: Mastering the Brain, to Virtually be
Here we see the end of the first machine war, in the Matrix universe. The humans have lost, badly. They were quite simply crushed under the indefatigable strength and power of the army of machines. Yet, instead of wiping their enemy out, instead we see a use very similar to the premise of the computer game Strife, or the Borg from Star Trek. It is also of course, not too dissimilar from the path we are currently on, although preferably without the war.

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Large Image Display: Building a Dynamic Reality in the Matrix: Part 1
This is one of two such large images showing the process of building a Matrix Universe VR world via the process of animation, which makes it clearer to see what is going on and draw parallels to our own methods of building worlds.


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The recent deal for Swede-based Entropia Universe to create a social virtual environment in China for Chinese could provide for as many as 10,000 jobs, its backers have predicted.

Entropia Universe - managed by Swedish compan...

A team of researchers from the Laboratoire Univers et Théorie (LUTH, Observatoire de Paris/CNRS/Université Paris Diderot) coordinated by Jean-Michel Alimi has performed the first-ever computer model simulation of the structuring of the enti...

Long-awaited creation of Will Wright; Spore, the sandbox for creating your own solar system and complete ecosystem, will be available at retailers worldwide on September 7 according to a press release by Electronic Arts Inc. and Maxis.

Sony is hoping to replicate the success of virtual communities and virtual reality, with a feature called Home.

Playstation 3 gamers will be able to meet, chat and share content with friends inside a 3D universe.

It has been suggested that the universe all around us, is itself a simulation, running on a computer somewhere - a theory with some merit. Now, we go a step further, by attempting to run a simulation of the universe from within the universe...