Well, it is just about midnight, a perfect time to double-loop/synthesize what happened over the past 48 hours at the conference.
I am in that happy-but-exhausted place that is both sad it is over but glad at the same time. Sad because I think we managed to get a solid groundswell of positive energy going around Enterprise Virtual worlds, glad because channelling the energy of such passionate and innovative people for two days straight can drain your own reserves quickly ; )
We definitely had the right people in the room. We were not lacking in passion, or opinion, as a fledgling community that wants desperately to become legitimate in the eyes of the enterprise.
Taking a page from my research into MMORPGs a few years back we decided as a community to bring the affordance of backchat into the real world by leveraging Twitter. In fact at around 3PM today the ” #3DTLC” hashtag trended on Twitter – Ashton Kutcher and Oprah better be looking over their shoulders the TLC tweeterrati is onto them.
If you want to check out the whole Twitter Stream, this link should do the trick (warning over 100 pages worth of tweets):
Some Teasers from the Twitter Stream:
“The Immersive Internet – Emerging technologies combined with a social culture that has roots in gaming and virtual worlds” – Erica Driver
“The first-time user experience in virtual worlds, to put it bluntly, sucks.” – Steve Prentice
“If you can’t get peple to use GoToMeeting, how r u going to get them to use VW? – Steve Prentice
“Nobody can miss the irony that we’re the leading lights in virtual worlds and we’re having this physical meeting.” – Steve Prentice
“The middle layer of the company is where the resistance is the greatest.” – Joe Little
“We dont know where we are going but we are going to invent new things that do not compare to existing models of learning and working.” Dick Riedl
“You should have to justify a lecture just as much as any other learning approach” – Intellagirl
“Education abuses students when it is monlogic. Lets not treat students like receptacles that need to be filled.” – Intellagirl
“Bad teaching is bad teaching no matter where you do it.” – Dick Reidl
“We will have pedagogy that is purpose built for Virtual Worlds” – Karl Kapp
“For Diversity Experience there is nothing Better than Walking in Another Person’s Shoes” – Margaret Regan
“Trying to do training the old way in this new environment is not effective” – Debbie Dalmand
“It is not about ME, it is about WE” – Randy Hinrichs
“It is not about BEING there, it is about DOING there” – Randy Hinrichs
“It is not about the DATABASE, it is about the HUMAN RACE” – Randy Hinrichs
“The only actions taken by user should be ones that reflect end goals and intermediate steps should be taken automatically” – Sibley Verbeck
“We need to move beyond “one size fits all” software and see specific applications of VW tech to much narrower use cases” – Sibley Verbeck
“There is a gap in the maturity of virtual world vendor business models versus what enterprise expects in doing business” – John Hengeveld
“We will have arrived when the tool becomes part of the workflow and dissolves the ‘virtualworldness’ away – Ian Hughes
“The power of the immersive is in the emotional impact” – Robin Williams
“In the recruitment sphere there is no better way to reach so many in so many locations.” – Keith Dugdale
“The US Holocaust Memorial Museum was created in Second Life to educate via learning thru movement – Learning Kinetically” – David Klevan
“Technologies succeed when they meet a need that people care about” – John Hengeveld
“The last thing we want to do is increase the efficiency with which we’re ineffective.” – Your’s Truly ; )
OK, I gotta go to BED now. Thanks to the community for the coming, connecting, contributing and co-creating new insight.
Over and out.