LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- First President of Virtual Reality (VR) Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs today announced details of his plan to create jobs in VR, through the privatization and monetization of the public transport system. This groundbreaking plan is set to fully disrupt the video games business model starting with the introduction of a "conscription vs subscription" plan to attract new gamers to Entropia Universe, the leading real cash economy virtual reality platform, paying them $180 to play for the first year.
Currently free in VR, transportation via teleportation is provided as a public service by game developers, which will be privatized with ownership passed to the public through shares. Funds raised will be used to create jobs by creating infrastructure across virtual worlds and VR platforms that will be built by users through gamification.
Free public transport is used on average 1 million times per month in the Entropia Universe. As President, NEVERDIE plans to raise $1 billion USD to interconnect new worlds and platforms with the public transport system. This will be achieved by creating plug ins for games and worlds developed on a variety of graphic engines, including Unreal, Unity and Lumberyard and emerging Augmented Reality applications using HoloLens or Magic Leap that might otherwise stand alone. This global initiative will grow the market to 12 billion paid teleports per year by 2020 producing annual revenue of $1.2 billion USD. This growth will be driven by the demand for gamified VR jobs and minimum wage standards and will only require an active user base across connected worlds and apps of 20 million unique monthly users which represents just appx 1.25% of the global games market.*
"I'm excited to kick off my Presidency with these top priorities to unite all VR platforms and change forever the idea that you must pay to play a video game," said Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs. "From this time forward people will ask themselves, what do I get out of it? What's my time worth? How much can I earn playing this game? The revenue from the VR public transport system can not only produce profits for investors and revenue for developers, but it will also be used to pay a $2.50 per hour minimum wage and $5 per hour skilled labor wage to those employed through gamification. In my effort to combat Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics that threaten global job security, I'm creating an economy that will offer employment opportunities available to a wider group of people. My vision is to build upon formulas already proven in the Entropia Universe and create 3.6 million sustainable jobs by 2030 supported by the public transport system alone. Gamers must no longer be treated like addicts, slaving to line the pockets of video game developers. We have the systems today to give gamers value for their time and we will see games become as rich and powerful as nations as a result!"
The "Virtual Reality Public Transport IPO" will be followed by the launch of a Virtual Reality Stock Exchange App to easily facilitate trade in shares and investment into future simulated economy VR companies that will expand employment and minimum wage opportunities for users in VR.
Full Details on the Virtual Reality Public Transport System can be found at www.PresidentofVirtualreality.com
About Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs
In 2008 Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs' 'Asteroid Club NEVERDIE' entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Valuable Virtual item. Continuing virtual world success led NEVERDIE to create NEVERDIE Studios - bringing pop culture to Virtual Reality by developing VR experiences for some of entertainment's greatest icons including King Kong, Michael Jackson and Lemmy. On March 27th, 2016, Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs was elected the First President of Virtual Reality. NEVERDIE has been selected to attend the Singularity University Executive Program where he will join a community of innovators from around the world working together to understand utilize the exponential advances in technology, science and medicine to address global challenges. The Singularity University was co-founded by celebrated futurist Ray Kurzweil who is now the Director of Engineering at Google and Peter Diamandis who is also the founder of XPrize foundation. www.VoteNEVERDIE.com
About the President of VR and Election
Entropia Universe is the first Virtual Reality platform and Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) to become self-governed by its user base. VR systems developer Mindark PE AB, creator of the Entropia Universe, acts as Congress to provide checks and balances while participants vote on key issues that affect their worlds and investments. The office of the President of Virtual Reality is funded by the GNP of Entropia Universe to promote strategic alliances between the VR government and real world groups/institutions. Hardware and software developers, publishers and creators are encouraged to join the Virtual Reality Coalition in support of the creation of the Avatar Bill of Rights as a means to galvanize the VR community. For more info visit www.entropiauniverse.com
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