Being-there is to be structured as a non-profit educational corporation.
We will provide a portal for user-driven interactive communities focused
around issues of vital interest.
Being-there does not exist for business and is not for entertainment.
It is here for the hard work of living - that which you must face when
you are neither earning a living nor being entertained. In particular,
we are focused on the aspects of life for which the internet has fundamental
and unique, and largely unrealized benefits to people around the world:
- Interpersonal Growth That is, growth in your skill with and understanding
of your own interpersonal relationships.
- Cross-cultural Communication That is, one-on-one communications
between cultures all over the world, that have previously been separated
by distance, fear, language or war.
We Are Unique
We have something to talk about. We provide a portal of communities
oriented toward the many themes for which internet chat can satisfy
vital, compelling needs, such as:
We provide an immersive, 3-dimensional, voice-enabled chat environment
that is more intuitive, expressive, and easier to use than traditional
text-based chat. We expect to make internet chat accessible to a wide
range of people through this medium.
As a non-profit organization, we can remain focused on our mission
rather than being obligated to maximize the return on investment required
by a for-profit corporation.
Our 3D chat environment supports animated banner ads (and possibly
audio or 3D ads in the future) on the walls of our 3D worlds. This
source of ongoing revenue will help assure our continued viability
Our 3D chat technology inter-operates with the open standard IRC
Chat protocol. Our users can chat with their existing friends on their
existing IRC chat servers.
- Anonymous discussion of sensitive issues such as relationships
and body image
- Breaking through the isolation brought on by disabling, chronic
- Cross-cultural dialog unencumbered by the agendas of mass media
Dana Ludwig, Co-founder, software developer, physician-by-training
Michael Marcous, Co-founder, multi-media software developer and
Phil Lehman, communications genious and sales professional
Jaimi McEntire, Eldermage,
Creator of 3D technology
Jordon Douglas, Moonshine
Productions , responsible for 3D art work and design
Francois Piette, creator of the Internet
VoiceAge, creators of the
best voice compression technology available
Carlos Barbosa, creator of
WaveIO sound processing software components
creator of TAudioIO sound processing software component
maker of EldoS Sounds MP3 decoder software component
Theodor Kleynhans, of Sulako
Developments, maker of TGifImage GIF image decoding software component
Gregory L. Bullock, maker
of MakeUpdate, a software patch creation component
Julian M Bucknall,
creator of EZDSL, which includes a priority queue component used for
scheduling real-time events in the 3D world.
Chris Vleghert and
of a Zip format compression software component
The large number of individuals who have patiently tested the software
and provided valuable help in making suggestions for enhancements
Borland, creator of the finest
software development tools, including Delphi
used to build our software