Note: My special thanks to Donato Giancola for authorized use of this 2008 image.

I am Human becoming
A Transhuman to be
My existence transforms itself through multiple substrates

I am flesh of evolved genetics
Technology cyborg robotic
Digital virtual and neural simulation
Networked information itself

Yet I retain sentience through all my transformations
I travel among the stars at the speed of light and now faster still
I am now immortal but not eternal
Not all powerful for I still make mistakes, always learning, always exploring

Time is only a measurement to me, I control my rate of consciousness I allow myself to feel happiness, sorrow and compassion Respect for my origins, my…

What would an uploaded human mind be able to do?

Assuming hypothetically that we could achieve such a feat, and that we don’t digress into arguments of whether it actually has a soul, or the same identical fidelity as the original. Or just how long it would take to do such a thing? Or whether we should do it, and many other such debates.

I ask again, what would just such a human uploaded mind be capable of? What are it’s parameters? Maybe it’s possible to guess. Let’s assume a human mind is uploaded to a significantly powerful computer system…

I would like to tell you about one of the things I’m the most proud of as an app developer and why I consider my app one of the most useful and successful apps out there.

The app started off as an idea to help a good friend who was hospitalized and lost the use of his voice due to a medical condition. To help him I developed an app which used computer speech synthesis to speak for him when he touched software buttons on his iPad.

At first my friends hands where so shaky and weak that he missed…

I love blogging. It’s my public journal to the world.

I also love technology, and one of those techie things I love is VR. Virtual Reality spelled completely out, with headsets and how-tos, working code examples, all wrapped up in a VR blog with regular posts and free articles.

This is the absolute best I can do. Helping people get started in the fun, exciting and fast pace world of VR inside the browser! You can also help me to make the internet VR enabled.

Important Code Update:

I wrote a previous article in which I described where to begin with VR in a browser. This took the popular A-Frame Hello World and extended it a bit, with environment and the ability to move around in that environment with the VR controllers, teleport, etc.

Now this article will go much further. We are going to include JavaScript which can select and activate actions on objects in our VR scene. This will include some cool tracked animation with a quacking duck! A 3D model of the duck will loop on a track around us. When that…

Yes, like I eventually did, experiencing just such prejudice. Starting my own business and transitioning my skill sets.

"But the Visier study compares the ratio of applications to hires at different age groups, to show that tech companies prefer to hire younger people overall" -- Now my response to your words . . . You admit that it is bias, by your very reference to this Visier study, I want to thank you for that honesty. And for your perceptively written article, great piece in my opinion from one author to another, I commend you! …

All joking aside, I've been waiting to respond to a thoughtful article like this! A highly capable programmer past 59 years of age here. Yes, there is bias towards younger developers in many tech companies. It is undeniable, and dare I say somewhat undesirable, usually a correlation dependent variable upon ones age, despite how much data analysis and questions you throw at it, trying to easily BS it all away. Let's agree to do a little ad-hoc experiment . . . when we are out of COVID, and you are back at your work desk (for whatever reason), on a…

Inside a virtual space with my video avatar

An Advanced Article: Part 2.

It’s been four years now since I started experimenting with VR inside the browser. Well, I have finally encapsulated myself inside my own personal VR bubble!

What is that, you say?

I can actually meet with others inside of a VR server, with a browser and a VR headset and “experience a common immersive virtual environment together”. I custom designed it all myself, literally the stuff of science fiction to me.

I even have my own virtual office and a meeting complex setup. No high business office rents or commute. Just twenty bucks a month…

My “Virtual Office Space” in a virtual landscape

This article now goes along with an even more advanced article including sample code that takes advantage of the setup you do on your server in this article. So you could think of it as Part 2 to this article, which is Part 1.

Advanced A-Frame Article —really not kidding: The idea for this article started off with the need to have multi-user access to a common VR space. There are a multitude of practical applications for this which I won’t go all into, but I will choose one, “Common Virtual Office Space”.

A 3D space place for people to…

PLEASE NOTE: Some of my older code included parameters for specific types of controllers, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) and Oculus Touch.

tracked-controls vive-controls="hand: left" oculus-touch-controls="hand: left" windows-motion-controls="hand: left"

These are no longer necessary. Remove them. Tracked-controls is redundant and the other controller types are included already in hand-controls. I will be updating my code examples shortly, when time allows.

Until then, you can find out more here:

Michael McAnally

Founder, VR coder, Sci-Fi Blogger with ideas for human technological-evolution.

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