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Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue # 23

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Virtual & Augmented Reality

We provide you with a list of handpicked stories, best practices, startup showcases and fresh tools to build the Metaverse and the next version of the web!

Hello again!
This week we saw the twitterverse discussing the 6 laws of the Metaverse, besides exploring an Open Source platform that publishes your very own VR world.
All comments and recommendations are welcome through my contacts at the bottom and I’d love to have your feedback. 😊 Have a great week!

XR HEADLINES
‘Muse: Enter The Simulation’ VR Concert Experience Set to Launch Via Stageverse Platform
Niantic is shutting down its AR Catan game after a year of early access
XR STARTUPS
Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans
NFT sneakers marketplace Futures Factory raises $2.5m | Sifted
Chinese startup creates AR eyewear that converts speech into text
XR GLASSES
Hands-on review: HTC Vive Focus 3 VR Headset
Oculus Quest 2 vs. Valve Index: Which VR headset should you buy? | Space
XR FOR GOOD
Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for Disability Innovation Cohort
Arachnophobia Cure: Augmented Reality Platform helps overcome fear of spiders
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
Metaverse raises ‘scary’ question on surveillance of users, ex-Google exec says
Facebook warned over ‘very small’ indicator LED on smart glasses, as EU DPAs flag privacy concerns – TechCrunch
XR OPEN SOURCE
Vircadia | Open Source Virtual Reality Metaverse Platform
THIS WEEK'S HERO
Kent Bye VoicesOfVR
VRML co-creator @auradeluxe came up with a number of Metaverse rules to define the bounds of the Metaverse, which @AGraylin presented yesterday.

Screenshots of Tony's original tweets spanning Aug 11-31 after Jim Cramer's July 29th attempt to explain it.
https://t.co/Ohk9xmvdch https://t.co/KO4SeeqWNv https://t.co/nb7AUJGLkh
WORD OF THE WEEK
Markers
NEXT EVENTS
VR/AR GLOBAL SUMMIT
5G World - London Tech Week
AR JAM | A COMPETITION THAT WILL PROMOTE AN AUGMENTED REALITY EXHIBITION
THIS WEEK'S WEBINAR
ShapesXR Tutorial - Basic Creation
Closing notes
Well, that’s a wrap. Again, if you have a comment, a point to make, a resource to share or just have that urgent need to chat about XR, do reach out. 🤓
Until next week - Keep up the good work on that side of the multiverse!
👨‍💻 Luis Bravo Martins
Techstars Startup Digest Virtual & Augmented Reality is curated by:
Luís Bravo Martins Luís Bravo Martins - CMO, VR/AR Author & Speaker
luis.martins@startupdigestmail.com
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