I am just gonna continue this here. The Blender topic is not a topic for discussion of High Fidelitys Architecture. @Nathan_Adored @subongo @Richardus.Raymaker @summer4me…
Continuing the discussion from Ultimate Blender Compendium - Woes of the Blender FBX Export: At the Mountains of Documentation Madness:
True, for the notion of virtual world users not needing knowledge in earlier worlds, but we are not creating a virtual world here, we are creating a Metaverse: its distribution of servers, and multitudes of interconnected virtual worlds; very much akin to the websites of the world wide web. Virtual Worlds tend to be limited to specific services or central asset servers: Forexample SL relies on an authentication server, an asset server, land server, transaction server and each sim. If any of these go down, the entire system simply doesn’t work as intended one gets down times for either the sim, or the entire system.
If the company holding the servers them go down, they will go down, with all the content uploaded to those servers would also be lost (which is a potential outcome, within a few decades (20 years tops) for SL, unless a museum takes all those assets and starts storing them all (thats ALOT of content) ). Or reverse engineered to an extensive degree. In High fidelity, because of the distributed nature, it would only be the content hosted within that server, so the damage would not be as large.
The beauty of Hifi is the fact that it is distributed. So even if Hifis authentication system goes down: you can still connect (semi-)anonymously to a server (if server has to allow everyone) and you can still view content in those systems; because they are not being hosted by High Fidelity: Assets can be hosted elsewhere from the domain, and could be called into a domain by a simple url (this does have its down sides, but I’ve discussed potential solutions here) If Hifis DNS server goes down, you can still connect to servers via direct ip address and Regular DNS addresses (forexample, theden.dyndns-home.com/54.4,609.7,172 leads to my hifi domain: laboratory, while theden.dyndns-home.com/8000.0,200.0,8000.0 leads to my hifi domain of Centre/Center). Transaction(once implemented) servers down ? You can use existing services on the internet to do commercial dealings. Voice is handled per domain, and physics are handled through p2p authentication per client connected. The reliance on Hifi Inc, is actually quite small, but them holding the main services, and marketplace (so far) implementations, and maybe even copyright related stuff, and being the central “nexus” so to speak, they will be the point of entrance to the metaverse, and a valuable place to advertise for the worlds as it would be a place to put a search engine and DNS for the metaverse, (single world address are much easier than .com addresses ) .
Basically what is being created here, is an entirely new form of application of existing tech, that would nondisruptively work ontop of the existing internet. Its only a matter of getting the boulder rolling fast enough for it to stay, even if something would happen to HiFiInc.
Unfortunately this does mean, that as of the moment, things are -very- technical for a regular user that is jumping in from another existing platform: its even looks crude and all. But it is shaping up with a potential to be something special to the future.
However the tech-mentality will, eventually change, as entrepreneurs will begin to setup their own asset hosts; but it will require there to be profit to be made for everyone; and we will end up on a chiken or an egg question: which should come first: creators making money, or server hosts making money. It is reminiscent of the very early days of the web: full of bumps, with no “services” available for people to use off the getgo to get started.
So yes; We, the alphas, the trailblazers of the Metaverse; will have to have either the technical knowledge or the willpower and curiosity to learn. We must also have the tolerance to stomach the obstacles we may encounter, and draw the maps and building plans, for the less skilled, as we all travel to our destination.