#23 Eugene Capon- Virtual Reality (XR), Social Media, Metaverse OG at Rocklaz Radio with Tanmay Shah

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Eugene Capon, a social media futurist, discusses his journey in XR, VR, and the metaverse. He explains the concepts of XR, MR, and the potential of holographic technology. The conversation also covers the future of AR filters, VR headsets, and the convergence of VR and AR technologies. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including motion design, 360-degree video creation, the four-quadrant method for creating viral content, the journey into virtual reality, liberal arts education, YouTube studies, and social media futurism. The discussion also delves into the power of saying yes to opportunities, the importance of dedicated fans over a large audience, and the influence of family and upbringing on career choices. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including volunteering, cosplay, animation, VR, NFTs, social media, and virtual experiences. The guest shares insights on the future of technology, social media platforms, and the potential of VR and AR in education. The conversation also delves into the impact of virtual environments on memory retention and the challenges of staying focused in the digital age.In this episode of Rocklaz Radio, Tanmay Shah and Laura Grinbarga discuss books and podcasts they have read and listened to. They share their favorite podcasts, such as Akimbo and Freakonomics, and talk about the benefits of reading digitally and listening to audiobooks. They recommend books like The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, and The War of Art for creative inspiration. They also discuss the importance of finding the right time to read and making notes while reading. The conversation touches on spirituality in art and the impact of books like The Alchemist and Siddhartha. They also mention books on negotiation and personal development, such as Think and Grow Rich and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The conversation covered a wide range of topics, including book recommendations, favorite genres, and spiritual and philosophical discussions. Some of the recommended books include ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear, ‘The Warrior’s Apprentice’ by Lois McMaster Bujold, ‘The Silver Metal Lover’ by Tanith Lee, ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Shri Shri Ravishankar, and ‘Business Sutras’ by Devdutt Patnayak. The conversation also touched on the importance of finding balance and substance in the content we consume.


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00:00 Journey in XR and VR
05:47 Understanding XR, VR, and Holographic Technology
36:02 Convergence of VR and AR Technologies
39:24 The Art of Creating Viral Content: The Four-Quadrant Method
46:10 Journey into Virtual Reality: A Transformative Experience
48:57 The Influence of Liberal Arts and YouTube Studies
01:04:14 The Power of Saying Yes: Opportunities and Dedicated Fans
01:16:53 The Impact of Volunteering and Cosplay on Pediatric Causes
01:20:28 The Future of VR, AR, and NFTs in Animation
01:41:02 Evolution of Social Media Platforms and the Impact of Algorithms



• Eugene Capon’s extensive experience in XR and VR spans over 17 years, making him an OG in the metaverse and VR experience.
• The concept of XR (extended reality) encompasses virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality, each manipulating the user’s senses in different ways.
• The potential of holographic technology and its applications in creating immersive experiences, virtual concerts, and remote presentations.
• The future of AR filters and their use in advertising, fashion, and virtual try-on experiences.
• The evolution of VR headsets towards human eye resolution and the convergence of VR and AR technologies in the form of contact lenses for augmented reality experiences. The four-quadrant method is a valuable approach for creating viral video content.
• The journey into virtual reality was sparked by a transformative experience at a local event.
• Liberal arts education and YouTube studies played a significant role in shaping the career path of the speaker.
• The power of saying yes to opportunities and the importance of dedicated fans over a large audience are key insights shared in the conversation. The power of volunteering and its impact on pediatric causes and children’s summer camps.
• The potential of VR and AR in collaboration with DC and Marvel for animated films.
• The future of NFTs and the creation of 3D objects for VR experiences.
• Insights into the evolution of social media platforms and the impact of algorithms on user engagement.
• The benefits of virtual environments in education and the impact on memory retention.


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