First we would like to apologize to those of you looking for our articles on the Other Realities Journal for the last few weeks. There was an issue with our blogging platform that unpublished the posts that we did not notice until this week. We have published the posts again and are working with the platform to make sure this doesn't happen again. Parts 1 and 2 in our series "Imagining the Future" are now live and showcase some of the features we'd like to see in future head mounted units (HMUs) that could help expand the adoption and usefulness of HMUs.

Another item we'd like to address is that we haven't mentioned the rumored Apple AR glasses (though it's seeming less like a rumor) due to lack of announcements and information coming from Apple. Speculation is fun but often leads to misinformation, and we'd like to stay clear of sharing something we don't know you can actually experience or pre-order whenever possible. Apple is known for its secretive nature around product development, but with the substantial increase AR/VR/MR/XR adoption it only makes sense that they would be getting into that market to expand their Apple App Store. The App Store is exceptionally profitable for Apple with a 78% profit margin, and expanding the content there into newer technology will help keep it relevant and profitable further into the future. We do hope this becomes a real product, and would replace our glasses with an Apple AR unit if only two thirds of the rumors are true.

With that bit of housekeeping out of the way, this issue's focus is on some of the ways that creators can distribute and hopefully make money to fund their work. At some point as creators we all have to self-fund a project or look for a customer that will pay us in order to continue making the things we love. If your content fits the focus of these marketplaces you might consider branching out to broaden the potential for your work to be seen. Not everything we create needs to be commercially viable, and the focus shouldn't be on making the most money over making the most impact.

We're hoping that this issue helps show a few new places or to reconsider places for you work.

Are you working on an interesting project you'd like featured? We'd love to hear about it and spread the word on Twitter, where you can also find more events and timely information that doesn't make the weekly newsletter. We are constantly adding new entries into the Other Realities Directory if you're casually looking for more VR content to explore. And if you have any suggestions for the directory feel free to send them our way.

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