Metaverse is a speculative future iteration of the Internet, made up of persistent, shared, 3D virtual spaces linked into a perceived virtual universe. The metaverse in a broader sense may not only refer to virtual worlds, but Internet as a whole, including the entire spectrum of augmented reality.
There are many platforms that currently provide virtual 3D experiences. The Metaverse has been in existence for decades, especially through Second Life proprietary software. The Open Source version of Second Life is OpenSimulator. Recent offerings from Meta (Facebook), are mainly commercial services that provide cartoonish environments and avatars, arguably lacking the “reality” offered by Second Life and OpenSimulator.
The Digital Art Gallery is located on a dedicated commercial enterprise OpenSimulator Server on the Dreamland Metaverse.
It is also replicated on Outworldz DreamGrid, an extremely powerful solution available for anyone to run their own OpenSim Server on their own computer. DreamGrid allows not only hosting virtual worlds on your own computer but the ability to create them too. It is an extraordinary project that also provides interconnectivity with other OpenSim Grids via the HyperGrid.
|Hypergrid URI||Region Name||Region||Status||Metaverse|
|http://184.108.40.206:9023||DAG||Digital Art Gallery||Active 24/7||Dreamland|
|http://twc.outworldz.net:8002||DAG||Digital Art Gallery Clone||In development||DreamGrid|
|TWC||The Wizard’s Crystal Game||In development||DreamGrid|
Virtual Reality Headsets
All three regions noted above can be experienced with Virtual Reality Headsets.
Note: Open up the Assets tag to download the Firestorm VR Installer Setup File