I thought I would share a little bit about a project that I’ve just started work on. My vision with Project Alpha Horizon is to create a virtual social network where people see each other face-to-face and interact personally. My hope is to get people together to do this in a way that protects people’s personal information and secures people’s right to be themselves online. It’s my fundamental belief that our thoughts, our opinions and our expressions are our personal business alone. “The right of the People to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Everything I’m doing at this point is in the very early stages but I would cherish your feedback. Spoiler: Gaming & the Virtual World Right now I’m working on researching the creation of an initial version of Project Alpha Horizon which will be released as a game. This might sound confusing to some people but I believe that gaming can play an essential role in connecting people on the internet. Casual social games can play a special role in connecting people who don’t know each other on the internet. It’s my belief that one of the reasons other virtual worlds have failed is their lack of embrace of gaming among many other things. When I speak of gaming on talking of very casual relaxed gaming that can be done while conversing with others.