Resource List:  Thirteenth Floor: Inspirational Film
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Debuting the same year as the Matrix, this gem of a VR film was sadly overshadowed by the blockbuster. Yet, it has an equally if not slightly more poignant VR concept. Based on the 1964 novel, Simulacron 3, by Daniel F. Galouye, the film will make you question ?reality? as a concept, as the complex plot slowly unfolds.

It is also, logically enough, a source of good material that can be applied to actual virtual worlds.





Locally Hosted resource The Thirteenth Floor

Debuting the same year as the Matrix, this gem of a VR film was sadly overshadowed by the blockbuster. Yet, it has an equally powerful if not slightly more poignant VR concept. Based on the 1964 novel, Simulacron 3, by Daniel F. Galouye.





Locally Hosted resource The Thirteenth Floor: Technological Promise - On-Demand Mind Uploading

This article attempts to delve into greater depth on one of the more fascinating and likely to happen aspects of the film "The Thirteenth Floor" - the ability to upload your mind into a virtual environment indefinitely.





Locally Hosted resource Thirteenth Floor: World Building

What was nice about the world-building method used in floor 13, was it did not cut off suddenly, like many if not most worldlets in modern times do. Usually you have a grid, of a set number of cells arranged into a square or rectangular shape. Up until the edge of that grid, everything seems normal, then suddenly all the trees, rocks, vegetation, man-made objects stop dead.