We’ve gotten lots of emails asking if There.com is going to reopen on May 17th. We believe that these are the result of some fake videos being spread on YouTube and other forums.
I’m sorry to say that no, its not, and there are no plans to reopen There in the foreseeable future.
Not a day goes by that I, and those of us at Makena don’t think about ways that we could re-open There, but we haven’t come up with a way to do it. As I’ve told many folks, even if we did charge every active member a monthly fee, we still wouldn’t be able to cover the costs to run There.
If we could change the platform to not run distributed physics except where it’s needed (in places where people do things like hoverboard, race, etc), we might be able to run There for a lot less.
But, we don’t know how to do that yet, and our engineers know more about the platform than anyone.
Anyway, I’m sorry say There’s not re-opening.