Saturday, 10 July 2010
Blue Mars still repeats
Blue Mar's immersive Cry Engine looks a great deal richer than Linden Labs technology. You download space data upfront, which makes TPing around to new places impossible, but also get rid of the gray lag that makes SL so ugly. But as you can see here, there is still a reuse of patterns. Here the surface of the steps are the same step after step, and if you look close enough you will not the two of the trees in the back are identical.
This makes the environment look artificial. Human brains are not used ot such repetition. Even mass produced commodities like coke cans, when you look close at them, each have their own uniqueness.
Consumerism has not been able to exercise the uniqueness of the real world. Virtual Worlds like SL and Blue Mars have not been able to model it.
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life