If You Have An Answer, We Have A Question!

If You Have An Answer, We Have A Question!

It’s been almost 7 years since I last said those lines live in the StudioDome on Second Life. The show which was The 1st Question is something worth seeing again entering a new era of Virtual Reality. This could be you in a few years as an avatar in a virtual game show.

After 11 years since the show started, I wanted to revisit them, and looking back, re-watching I am filled with awe for what we pulled off every week for years. The shows are funny but also very informative and presaged today. So here are both the questions, and the answers from these 14 shows, I’ve included the tie breakers which weren’t always used, as they were too good not to include. Matching those up are part of the new interactivity. Some of the stuff is really out of this world!

How many The 1st Questions were there? In all, around 150, as it ran once a week for 3 years and the last year, once a month. The format changed from an hour to 30 minutes as well over time.

If you watch more than a few episodes, you’ll see segments change, avatars evolve, and the set get redesigned. In the 4 years everyone really delivered a great show, Hydra & the crew were amazing, I thank everyone involved for the love and dedication. It was done with wonder that we were pulling off a live show in the metaverse, and no matter what, the show must go on! We saw action in the Dome not on camera, like being bombarded with inappropriate pictures, forced to a secret alternate location through DOS’s, and other attacks by griefers. I also want to thank the folks who stepped in when there where last-minute cancellations, I was always so grateful for you all.

It was a Pre-Golden Age of Virtual Entertainment, and ahead of its time. It predicts a future where people gear up and join a game show already in progress. First Person Thinking games will prove to be an important VR market. * If you have an Inner, or Outer Geek, this show is for you.

Welcome to the 1st Question!

April 2008 – July 2012 (The 2nd Question till March 2009)

*Very similar to what people already do online now, these are the categories I see flourishing over the next decade for the Virtual Realist.

FPS – First person Shooter –People who get a thrill from shooting zombies, bad guys, opposing forces, etc.

MPS – Multi person Shooter – People who get a thrill killing zombies, bad guys, opposing forces, etc. together, or on teams

FPB – First Person Builder – Person who gets a thrill, or has an educational requirement to fill making stuff

MPS – Multi Person Builder – People who get a thrill, or have an educational requirement to fill making stuff together, or on teams

FPT – First Person Thinker – People who get a thrill solving puzzles / playing games

MPT – Multi Person Thinker – People who get a thrill solving puzzles / playing games together or on teams

FPS – First Person Sports – Person who gets a thrill playing sports

MPS – First Person Sports - People who get a thrill playing sports together or on teams

FPC – First Person Consumer – Person who gets a thrill out of shopping

MPC – Multi Person Consumer – People who get a thrill out of shopping together

FPP – First Person Performer – Person who gets a thrill out of performing

MPP – Multi Person Performer – People who get a thrill out of performing together

FPX – Person who gets a thrill from virtual sex

MPX – People who get a thrill from virtual sex together


The 1st Question - 1 Jul 2012


The Quiz Show To The Stars rocks summer out with Champions!! Watch as this week's best of the best match wits with the guest panelist Howdy Colter, Beth Odets and MarkTwain White.

Quote:
Freedom is the oxygen without which science cannot breathe ~David Sarnoff

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Answers:
1. The Bond Project
2. Qwonn
3. Vernon Vinge
4. Japan Yokohama University
5. Australia and New Zealand
---tiebreaker---
6. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
7. Solar Impulse

The 1st Question - 3 Jun 2012



The championship continues with with more fun with the quiz show in the stars. The panelists are Valiant Westland, Melody Regent and Geenz Spad.

Quote:
One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men, no machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. ~Elbert Hubbard

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Answers:
1. Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston, Texas
2. MIT
3. Lego
4. Makey Makey
5. Quorum sensing
6. LiquiGlide. And you know condiments are everything
---tiebreaker---
7. Streptococcus

The 1st Question - 3 Feb 2012



Special super duper celebrity show with StupidFunWill (Will Wright), Widget Whiteberry, and Alem Theas (Grady Booch). Hosts Pooky Amsterdam and Hydra Shaftoe run the lightning fast quiz for points, glory and fun.

Quote:
Everyone has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future ~ Steve Jobs

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Answers:
1. Kia Silverbrook
2. "Ytterbite" discovered at a quarry in the village of Ytterby, Sweden
3. The Aspen movie map
4. Grid cells (Synthetic a priori - Kant was right, again)
5. “Things to Come” by HG Wells
6. Moscow

The 1st Question - 31 Jul 2011



The brilliance that is Pooky Amsterdam brings you another face-off of quick wits with this week's panelists: Buffy Beale, Emmo Wei and Krahazik Dragon. It's another fun time under the dome with hosts Pooky and Hydra.

Quote:
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, judge it by the seed you plant ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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Answers:
1. The Anxiety Suit
2. California Institute of Technology
3. QUMA
4. EnviroMission
5. Tata
6. Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation
7. The Voynich Manuscript

The 1st Question - 26 Jun 2011



Filmed at the SL8B main auditorium, it's the kick-off of the 1st Q Championship! Who is the smartest avatar? Join the fun with this week's panel Troy McLuhan, CathyWyo1 Haystack and Patio Plasma back to test their wits with questions from Pooky and Hydra.

Quote:
Life must be lived as play ~ Plato

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Answers:
1. Derek John de Solla Price
2. Finland
3. ZionEyez
4. From Russia
5. University of California-San Diego
6. USC and Wake Forest University
7. Kilobots
8. Lytro
9. UrtheCast
10. Australia and  Royal Melbourne IT