Ok, so Google did create Google 3D Earth with some pretty cool 3D features as a venture into 3D worlds but now they are jumping in with both feet and offering (for free) a product called Lively. Here is an article on the release called Google Launches Virtual Reality Site
As the article states:
[Lively] is a three-dimensional software that enables people to congregate in electronic rooms and other computer-manufactured versions of real life.For a complete review of the product check out the review by Jose C Gomez in his blog entry Google Lively Review on his blog josecgomez.com
Rather than a platform for 3D training and adventure, the product is currently more like a place to hang out with friends or have a quick conference in 3D...however, I expect Google to keep working on this project and to eventually create a formidable metaverse.
And thanks to Andy S. for reminding me to post about Lively!
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