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We held our second CryptoMondaysVR Meetup, which included a doubling of the attendees, to 42, icnluding a number from outside the U.S.. International attendee, Jason Chew, w/ Bitcoin Malaysia, was so impressed he wrote this:
“Could this be our new future? I think so. Here is why.” :
Unlike Zoom, it requires a bit of setting up. I can say though, the user experience had been easy and intuitive.
First step is to register your account on AltspaceVR. Then install the app onto your desktop or PC (I haven’t tried the mobile version yet if there is one).
I’m using Windows 10
Then you load up the app.
It feels like the game Assassins Creed.
Create an avatar.
Very smart. They make it look like you’ve just been given a new virtual home.
Go back to the meetup page. Click on the virtual event venue link.
In a nutshell, WASD to move. Arrow keys to span.
It’ll bring you inside the virtual world. The instructions are helpful, simple and easy to follow.
I turned around and there was portal into CryptoMondays. I clicked on it.
Boom! Everybody is here.
It looks like I arrived late to the party. The presenter was just about wrapping up. Everybody was saying goodbyes and it looked as though I wasn’t only one.
I managed to find my friend, Lou and said hi.
Said hi, and made a few more friends.
## My Takeaways
It was quite an awesome experience.
I know virtual spaces are not new. I’ve played my share of massive multiplayer online (MMO) games. However, this feels different. And the reason why is because…
You’re interacting with people not for games but for daily stuff.
**It felt like Zoom but in VR** where you can navigate and mingle. And because the world is locked up right now by force, they are there to mingle too.
Note: I do **not** have a VR headset. If you do, apparently it feels even better.
It’s still the early days. But I think its still really cool.
The timing is right and this just may be our new future moving forward.
I just completed a facelift for BitcoinMalaysia and I’m very happy with the positive feedback its receiving. It’s just the beginning of what I believe most people will be introduced as Web3.
Thanks for the write up Jason! I look forward to an even bigger and better CryptoMondaysVR #3 on March 30th at 6:30pm est.