Max Huet, KevinThomas and I were just chatting, and we discovered there is a fundamental part of the underlying HiFi architecture that we do not understand. Perhaps someone can clarify?
Currently, there are 40 or so hosted places available in HiFi. But, where do they all lie in relation to one another?
How much “space” is there between, say, Polyworld and Music? Infinite space? An indeterminate amount of space? Or, this is a moot question because there is no concept of relational space between domains yet?
Next, how do we put our domains next to one-another so that we can begin to build a contiguous landscape? Can we even?
Also, why are we not building from “the center” out already? The center maybe being HQ, or one of the places that has been around since the beginning, or some other totem or flag planted to designate the alpha “center of the universe?”
Additionally, the space afforded by a server is VAST–I mean, really really HUMONGOUS! It is very likely that every single one of us is not going to find a way to fill our very own 10km square domain. Therefore, most of the space is likely to remain empty unless we just share our servers with others. But, if we do that, everyone will not be able to have her own place name, or?
----> edit, actually, I think this was answered a couple of weeks ago; one can have their own Place Name sitting in someone else’s domain by simply “pointing” the Place Name to specific coordinates inside that domain, correct?
Extrapolating from that: is it possible to define the size of one’s domain so that, for example, Kevin’s @Music is only the size of his music hall, and @thoys Cafe domain can sit right outside Kevin’s door at whatever size Thoys’ wants it to be?
I love the idea Philip mentioned a couple of weeks ago about lighting the skies over each domain so that one can see them in the distance. But, to do that, we first have to be next to each other, and we also may not want to walk 10km to get to our neighbor!
Can someone please explain how this underlying architecture works?