News.com writes about a recent event:
there was a general consensus that–as mobile devices become more sophisticated–the 3D Web would become much more the province of such devices and far less of the kinds of desktop or laptop computers we know today.
During one break in the schedule Saturday, two members of the team producing Croquet, an open-source software platform designed for creating collaborative, multiple-user online applications, showed off their software. And as word spread about the demo, nearly everyone in attendance suddenly scrambled to watch.
Quickly, about 30 people gathered in a tight semi-circle around the two Croquet team members as they showed off the software’s ability to let people move in and out of rich virtual spaces easily and with little of the lag and complicated user-interface of virtual worlds like “Second Life.”