hwAlmost my birthday. My birthday is April 8, 1957. The date has an odd ring to it for me. I'm not sure why. Possibly it's the "A" and "eight" maybe. 1957 was ancient history I am very aware of that.
My wife considers me an alien because I simply do not age, at least not mentally. I like texting over talking over the phone. I am always wishing the future would come faster. I saw the Internet and what it would be before almost everyone around me and I expended a lot of energy trying to get people to see it. I was frustrated and angry when supposedly smart people would say stupid things like, "Why would anyone want to look at video on a computer, a phone, postage stamp size?" in response to my explanation of the web in the future (back in 1993).
I was scoffed at by engineers who schooled me that video would never go through the web because the "pipe" was too small, that 28K modem speed was as fast as the internet would ever get.
At times people listened though. When Toy Story came out someone asked me if they should buy stock in Pixar. This was like someone asking me if fire would keep them warm and should they light one. I was always stunned at questions like these.
Lately it has been should I buy stock in NVIDIA. With VR, CryptoCurrency and AI coming like a Suomi that also seems like a "fire" question.
I love working in AFrame for WebVR. I think it has incredible potential for flat normal web design as well. The fact that you can virtually punch a hole in flat space in a browser and create a vast three dimensional space is amazing to me. Check this out: This is an older model of our building made for the VR Exhibit converted to the new GLTF format and embedded in a WebVR/Aframe web page. It takes about three seconds to load. The rotating blue cubes are buttons that you can click with your mouse that teleport you in space. You can also use the WASD keys and mouse to click and drag to view. https://www.cablecenter.org/vr/gltf/