Tusa — 3D social network

Around 2013 I got an idea of a more immersive social network, tentatively named Tusa (which means Hangout in Russian).

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It’s a social network, where your friends would be 3D avatars, based on themselves. It’d be available for traditional screens, in augmented reality and in virtual reality.

Imagine, you sit in your living room. Here is how you would be interacting with a friend in augmented reality:

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You could see all your online friends, in lively animated avatars, and interact with them:

Concept quality design, of course. All your friends in visual 3D way. Imagine this in VR goggles.

Concept quality design, of course. All your friends in visual 3D way. Imagine this in VR goggles.

Avatars would be as realistic as possible. Ideally, they would be created based on actual person via 3D scanning:

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We actually started development, but it’s currently on hold:

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Another iteration of this idea was named Nextget.

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Here is an idea of how it could look in augmented reality. Imagine you are in your living room with Google Glass on.

Here is an idea of how it could look in augmented reality. Imagine you are in your living room with Google Glass on.

Chat with friends in augmented reality.

Chat with friends in augmented reality.

And in virtual reality.

And in virtual reality.

The very first idea for this was to have isometric / top view:

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Well, probably Facebook or Google could pull this off and maybe already doing it, while I don’t have funding for this. So the only thing left is to join them. 🙂