Email Sent To Ready Player One Author Ernest Cline Announcing That We Are Building The OASIS
This post was originally published on the Our World blog on 7th February 2018:
We have exciting news to announce that we have now finally contacted Ernest Cline, the author of the EPIC book Ready Player One.
As previously stated in an earlier post, Our World is the benevolent evolved sister of the VR Platform/game called the OASIS featured in Ready Player One, which Spielberg will soon be releasing the blockbuster film of in March.
We hope he will join us to help accelerate the development of Our World, since it is for a worthy cause to help create a better world, rather than join with the greedy evil corporations such as IOI featured in the book, which only care about profits and not about people or the planet. Our World focus is not on profit but on helping to create a better world for everyone where we can all learn to live in harmony with each other and the planet.
Our World teaches people to unplug from technology and to get back into nature and have real face to face interactions rather than be glued to your devices, this is especially true for kids who are now very isolated and it has been proven this is leading to increased depression, anxiety and even suicide.
So the choice is, do we want to use technology to create a eutopia future where we learn to co-exist and live in harmony with each other where we respect the environment and each other or do we want to follow what happens in Ready Player One where we create a dystopia future because we neglect the planet by escaping into Virtual Reality?
The choice is yours...
In case you was not aware Ernest is now writing a sequel to Ready Player One:
We cannot wait for this to come out! :) We are sure there will be a film made of this too just like his other hit book Armada.
Check out the new extended trailer for Ready Player One below:
Below is the email sent to Ernest...
As you can see Earnie has been like my very own Jim Halliday where I have obsessed over him and done a LOT of extensive research, I have been a Gunter for Earnie... ;-)
I have read all his interviews, books, blog posts, twitter feeds, etc and also watched all his films such as Fan Boys, etc. I have also watched his interviews and films he talks about in interviews and mentions in his books. I have also read additional books he mentions such as Snow Crash, this is also one of the reasons why it has taken so long to send this email to him! :)
But hopefully your see it was all worth it in the end... ;-)
We wrote this letter to Ernest many months ago back when you could contact him directly on this site, but now we see we need to go through an agent so we are sending this to you to forward onto him please ASAP. It would be greatly appreciated thank you.
It is very IMPORTANT that you do, since he will be very much interested to hear what we have to say...
The world depends on it...
We are building the OASIS featured in his book and his character Anorak featured in his epic book Ready Player One, is the spitting image of our founder and MD David Ellams, who had the vision of Our World (his name for the OASIS) back in 2011 long before he read the book last year.
He grew up in the 80's, is obsessed with them, has autism and had guitar lessons as a kid just like Anorak. He has been coding games since 8 and has worked for all the top names such as Microsoft, Nokia, etc and is rated as one of the top contractors in the UK. He is now working full-time creating Our World/OASIS but needs Earnest help...
We hope Ernest will support the under dog who is creating a benevolent sister of OASIS to help uplift humanity and make the world a better place rather than the dystopia that the original OASIS created.
Let us introduce you to Our World, the game that will change the world. As well as helping to make the world a better place, this game will be pushing the boundaries of what is currently possible with technology. It will feature augmented reality, virtual reality, motion detection, voice recognition and real-time emotional feedback. Plus a lot more! It will use technology in ways that has not been done before and in areas where it has been done; it will innovate and take it to the next level...
Our World is an exciting immersive next generation 3D Virtual Reality educational game/platform teaching people on how to look after themselves, each other and the planet using the latest cutting edge technology. It teaches people the importance of real-life face to face connections with human beings and encourages them to get out into nature using Augmented Reality similar to Pokémon Go but on a much more evolved scale. This is our flagship product and is our top priority due to the massive positive impact it will make upon the world...?
Our World reminds people how powerful they are and empowers them to be the person they have always wanted to be, to live their life to their FULL potential without any limitations. Everyone has a gift for the world and with Our World we can help them find it… We want to empower people to take responsibility for our beautiful planet, which is currently in crisis and so needs EVERYONE to help make a difference. The entire world is the Our World team, we want everyone to get involved so they can feel they are part of something greater than themselves and at the same time ensure there is a future for our kids and grandkids.
We wish to bring people together, build online communities, encourage people to reach out and help strangers for the greater good of all. To encourage people to come and work together and to show how everyone benefits if they put their differences aside and start all rowing together. It will model the real world and also act as a simulation and training environment for how to make the real world a better place.?We wish to reach the kids who are glued to their phones and consoles and never go outside, this game will encourage them to get out into parks and interact with people in fun creative ways face to face instead of through their phones.
All other giant greedy corporations (such as IOI) who do not care about the world or the people, and only care about profits would not be a good bet to work with, since they will not help solve the world problems, in fact most of the time they are creating the problems.
We intend to help solve the world problems...
We do not care about money or profits, we are only run by LOVE, UNITY & PEACE and want to help the world a better place...
We hope we can count on Ernest support in this noble quest...
We hope Ernest will join with Anorak to help save the world?
We look forward to hearing from you...
David Ellams BSc (Hons) / Anorak
Founder & Managing Director
NextGen Software Ltd."
Below are the some interviews with Ernest:
Below is the attached letter sent to Ernest (the letter did not have the embedded images and videos, these have been added as references for readers to see what the letter refers to):
I wrote this back in July 2017 but I have been waiting for the right time to send it to you, I needed to get my important project to a certain point first, oh that project is something called the OASIS, may have heard of it? 😉 I love the new look website, very cool and geeky! 😊 A man after my own heart for sure! 😉
Well I don’t really know where to start but here goes…
I have just finished reading your EPIC AMAZING book, and I have to say it is definitely the best book I have ever had the pleasure of reading! :)
To me, it is much more than a book and the main reason is because I have been designing a revolutionary game over the past 7 years, which will change the world. It is called Our World. It is a 3D VR educational game/platform which teaches people the importance of looking after themselves, each other and the environment and is for everyone of all ages of all backgrounds. It teaches people the importance of real-life face to face connections with human beings and encourages them to get out into nature using Augmented Reality similar to Pokémon Go but on a much more evolved scale. I was designing this over 5 years ago so I am not copying Pokémon Go, it simply uses some similar more primitive ideas found in Our World.
I have been very passionate about this for the past few years and a couple of years back when I was explaining my idea to someone, they said was I inspired by Ready Player One? But back then I hadn’t heard of it or read it. I remembered about it a few months ago and ordered it and then it sat there waiting to be read. I finally found time to start reading it on EASTER Sunday of all days! ;-)
OASIS Tech Already Exists in Our World
Then it blew my mind, because not only was it EPIC, it was my idea, the OASIS is soooooo close to Our World, it’s crazy, it’s the closest thing I can compare it to because there is nothing else out there that comes close. I always see ideas a LOOOOOONG way into the future, hence my companies name NEXTGEN Software. ;-) And now I see you also do… :)
It uses all the latest technology including VR, AR, real-time emotional feedback, voice recognition, face recognition, motion detection and much more! It uses technology in ways that has never been done before, when I first started having my visions for this game back in 2011 (yes, yet another co-incidence!), the hardware did not yet exist to build it but now it does (just about).
I even intended to build the hardware myself if someone didn’t get on with it soon, but that has come a long way recently so now Our World is being put into production now…
Imagine an even more evolved benevolent OASIS and that is what Our World is. OASIS contains about 50% of what is in Our World. The other 50% is even further into the future… :) It also contains soooooo many amazing ideas to help heal this beautiful planet and the people on it… It is the solution everyone has been looking for…
I really can’t do it justice with words, it is so hard to share my vision with people, which is why I am so happy to have found your book, since I at least now have the OASIS as a good starting point for it, so a BIG thank you for that, it makes my job a bit easier now! J
Our World is the benevolent sister of the OASIS, which aims to help save the world instead of escaping it and letting it turn into disrepair.
I am a fellow Geek and I am on the Autistic Spectrum
But wait, there’s more! :)
Guess what? I am also Autistic and have Asperger’s and my life has been VERY similar to Halliday’s, except I was born in 1980, but I LOVE the 80’s, which I was brought up on and I always listen to 80’s music when I am coding and most other times too! :)
I also love Back To The Future, Superman, War Games, The Last Starfighter, Flight Of The Navigator, Star Wars, Star Trek, BattleStar and all the other films, series, games, comics, etc in your book… J Definitely the best 10 years in humanities history!
I am also a BIG Marvel and DC Comic fan and I love watching our favourite comics coming alive each year with more and more amazing films, I really loved Dr Strange! :)
Superman was my childhood hero and still is to this day, I wear a superman t-shirt most of the time! J If you saw my FB profile you would see this :)
Yes, I am proud to say I am also a full-fledged geek! ;-)
I could go on and on but I don’t want to give you a book to read! ;-)
My dad bought me my first Speccy (ZX Spectrum) when I was 8, then my Amiga when I was 11 and then I built my first PC rig when I was 15. I got into coding when I was 8 on the Speccy, and since then I was hooked on game development. All sounding familiar? ;-)
I was also a social recluse and got bullied excessively at School due to being so different thanks to the Autism but I excelled at technical subjects such as Math’s, Science and of course Computers.
I went to Uni and got a 1st class honors degree in Computing And Informatics and came top of my class in the Uni’s hardest degree at Plymouth University, which was rated the 5th best in the UK for computing in The Times newspaper.
I found/find computing/coding so very easy, especially compared to social communication, which is a minefield!
I then went on to become one of the top-rated contractors in the UK working for all the big names such as Nokia, Microsoft, HSBC, KPMG, etc
Nokia said I was the best contractor they had ever seen and I was the only one taken on with just a telephone interview. I never had a smartphone, I then I spent a weekend learning Windows Phone before the interview and then when I worked there they kept coming to me to ask questions about their phone because I knew it better than them! :)
The power of autism :)
I am not bragging, just trying to show you how scary the similarities are between your book and my life…
I don’t believe in coincidences, everything happens for a reason and nothing is truly random, even if it may seem to on the surface. They are synchronicities. Look at all the signs, this has all happened for a reason…
Oh, and I also had guitar lessons when I was a kid, my life has been VERY similar to the Jimmy character in your book, its surreal! ☺
Time to make our dreams come TRUE…
So my friend, I am hoping you can make our shared dream/vision become a reality...
What we really need is investment to make our dream come true, to give birth to OASIS/Our World…
I have already build good relationships with various hardware manufactures and other software service providers, which can be used in Our World. I have everything set to go, now we just need some investment, which I am also making good progress with. But if you came on board and helped promote it, that would accelerate things massively and we can then start turning this planet around much sooner so it doesn’t end up how it is in your book… :)
I am about to launch some crowd sourcing campaigns so your support with this would be really appreciated… :)
We have over 5,500 likes on FB and growing daily, so the demand is there, we keep hearing how amazing our project is.
Now is the time to get this into production, the world and humanity need this more than ever, there is SOOOOO much more I want to share with you but obviously I cannot until we have a NDA agreement signed, I really want to share with you the other 50%... ;-)
I have another company called Yoga4Autism, which as the name suggests helps people with autism and special needs with yoga, meditation and mindfulness. After struggling for 30 years with my autism (Asepergers, Dyspraxia & Dyslexia) I finally discovered yoga, mindfulness and meditation which magically transformed my life leading to the success, peace and happiness I now enjoy. I wanted to help others who were still struggling like me so I created Yoga4Autism back in Jan 2013.
My plan was to help free my fellow brothers and sisters and then give them free training and jobs to help create Our World as well as a fleet of other benevolent apps & games. I really want to say more on these too, since they relate to Our World but as I said we need a NDA signed first…
More info on the training course can be found here:
The problem is, I have struggled with funding in this area so profits from Our World and the other apps & games will go towards funding this. They will also go to other charities and worthy causes since I am not run by money, I am run by love and helping to make the world a better place. I have a daughter just like you and I want to leave a better world to her than the one I was forced to grow up in.
I also loved reading your Armada book, and once again is soooo much more than a book, I am guessing you know that the military do actually use video games to “brainswash” people into joining the army, to desensitize them to violence and is what is causing the problems with society. I presume you agree with me that it is not right for 5 year olds to be playing violent gory games which is conditioning them to violence, which it does for all ages. Then we wonder why there is so much gun crime, violence, wars, etc?!
I also know that Polybius was real and that the Government does use games to recruit people especially the ones with the best high scores such as COD, etc.
I also know that there really are bases on the dark side of the moon and that the Nazi’s were also involved, they didn’t go away after WW2 and have some top secret projects such as UFO’s, etc.
Chao Terrain was formed from the best of the best in 2010 to create the next generation of multiplayer VR games. Well guess what? NextGen Software was also created in 2010 and is creating the next generation of multiplayer VR games such as Our World/OASIS. Coincidence or not? ;-)
We also intend to recruit the best of the best, on top of you I am also reaching out to John Carmack (another one of my heroes) who I want to lead the Our World Engine (OASIS) Team. We will also be reaching out to Will Wheaton (also a big fan off and will always be Wesley Crusher to me), who I know you are also close to and has done the audio version of your Ready Player One book… 😊
Some other quotes from the book that ring true:
"Everything I had been told about the state of the world, had been a lie."
"The Universe has given you a chance to use your gifts to help save the world."
Just like the Ready Player One movie, I cannot wait for the move of Armada, I know Warner Brothers also bought the rights to this… I know they will both be EPIC blockbusters! 😊
I also loved your dance monkeys dance and The Geek Wants Out performances, both made me laugh thank you! :)
You plus Will have helped me embrace my geek side more and now I am coming out of the Geek closet so to speak by announcing to the world that I am Anorak and that I am building the OASIS! :)
This video is what helped me by Will:
We are currently developing the prototype, which we hope to be out for when your film comes out in March, since people will be desperate to play the game of the OASIS after that! 😊
We would really appreciate your help! 😊
I plan to make a number of other big announcements of what I have planned for Anorak and the OASIS soon… 😉
I will keep you posted on this… 😊
I wish to share so much more with you my friend but obviously I need a NDA signed first… 😊
I also loved your brothers Star Wars car (E0D88) What does the E0D88 stand for anyway?
I also love your car (ECT088), what does ECT088 stand for?
I am going to make a remote control Dloriaen now, you have inspired me!
I also want to add the cinematic special effect of you firing your Proton Pack/Positron Collider into the air, that would be awesome! :)
I liked your dramatic Space Invaders movie too, lol 😊
I thought it was a great idea to allow the fans to create a 3D avatar to be used in the film, I’m curious to know which ones were selected in the end? 😊
The reason why I finally gave in a built my first PC rig at 14 was because I played Doom 2, WarCraft 2 & C&C on a LAN at my friend’s house, I was hooked and we spent hours every day for a good few years during my teens playing them. My friend was the 2nd best Doom2 player in the country (UK) and kicked my ass all the time but over time I got better and better then by the time I got to Uni I was unstoppable in Quake, Quake2, Quake3 Arena, people even ganged up on me and still couldn’t beat me, they were all using joysticks and I was on mouse, that obviously made a big difference! 😊
I saw in the Video Games The Movie (great film by the way reliving my childhood! 😊 ), that you was also a big fan of DOOM during your LAN days too. 😊
Finally, thank you for helping me to relive my childhood, since reading your amazing book, I have been watching all my favourite 80’s films and TV shows such as the amazing Flight of the Navigator (just finished again) and The Last StarFighter (see where you got the Armada idea now 😉 )
I always play as a Wizard in all games I play… :) I use to play the good old D&D in School, then ShadowRun, Magic The Gathering, War Hammer 40K, Diablo’s, EverQuest, WOW, etc, etc.
I read Snow Crash after I saw you said you recommended it in one of your interviews and have to say I agree it is an awesome book but still not quite as good as yours and I am not just sucking up to you, I found it much harder to put yours down although Neil is a very good author too. Did you realise the bits about the Sumerians, Enki, etc are actually based on some real hidden truths? Also the reverence to the government, the media and the church all conspiring together to brainwash the masses is also not that far from the truth if you know what I mean? ;-)The part about Babel and the virus is also based on some truth too... Was a very interesting read... ;-)
I am hoping you would rather work with, support and root for the underdog who isn’t about money and profits, but just making the world a better place rather than the big greedy and sometimes evil corporations just like IOI… ;-)
I know you have always wanted to be a game designer, well now is your chance, I would be honoured if you would join another fellow geek in our noble quest to make the world a better place…
Ready Player One is compulsory reading for anyone who joins NextGen Software so they have an idea of part of what we are building with Our World, and the importance of what it teaches people to unplug and get out in nature and connect with people in real life.
Our World is my Death Star moment, as you mention in Fan Boys, another great film I loved! 😊
Finally, if I was to use the words, LightWorker, StarSeed, Awakening, Gaia, do any of these mean anything to you? 😉