Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Sterling Advice From ARE:
What are you doing? Think of yourselves as the worlds first pure play experience designers. Whose reality needs to be augmented? Is it the hardcore geeks? Are they the people who need you the most? Whose experiences really need to be redesigned?
The blind. Foreigners in a new reality. Confused, mentally troubled people.
Why do the wealthy need it? What is my $ doing to the world? Think of yourselves as the torch that lights our steps. Without vision the people perish. We could really use a good honest Internet tech boom right now, but you'd better take tactical steps. Get out of the hot bath, get dressed, have a coffee and make a solid to-do list. I'll be watching.
Bath was quite nice, thought about things for awhile. Coffee is brewing. To-Do list reads like this:
1. Fund AR by selling it to as many people as humanly possible. Build fun, attention-grabbing experiences where possible.
2. Take video games, photoshop and blender outside . Help visionaries show the world in ways it COULD be.
3. Provide goal structures (games?) that make this worth people's time. Utilitarian quests. Constructive mechanics. Foster local tribal respect for territory preservation + beautification. Minimize real violence.
5. Write a book about what goes wrong.
6. Tap out.
Posted by Dr. Cosmos at 4:29 PM