“David Alan Smith (born 1957 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is an American computer scientist who has focused on interactive 3D and using 3D as a basis for new user environments and entertainment for almost twenty years.
In 1987, Smith created “The Colony,” the very first 3D interactive game and precursor to today’s first-person shooters.
He is currently one of six principal architects of the Croquet project”
“Existing operating systems are like the castles that were owned by their respective Lords in the Middle Ages. They were the centers of power, a way to control the population and threaten the competition. Sometimes, a particular Lord would become overpowering, and he would declare himself as King. This was great for the King. And not too bad for the rest of the nobles, but in the end — technology progressed and people started blowing holes in the sides of the castles. The castles were eventually abandoned” -David A. Smith
This is excellent news, to have a team of experts working on an open source project that provides us with such an amazing tool that we really need means the future is looking brighter for our kids.
In Australia I’ve been following games in learning for around 2 years and I’m tempted to tell you exactly who the evil lords are and what they are doing with our governments money and what they are doing to our children. I can’t wait for the day we blow holes in the sides of their castles and our children run free and think freely.
Thank you David for making that day come closer.