[geeks] Second Life is not a game?
lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Jul 31 07:04:38 CDT 2007
>From: Jon Gilbert <jjj at io.com>
>Date: 2007/07/31 Tue AM 04:12:05 CDT
>To: The Geeks List <geeks at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [geeks] Second Life is not a game?
>Second Life on the other hand is simply a 3D version of the internet.
>Toyota for example has a site where they can demonstrate products in
>the virtual space. Real life bands hold virtual concerts there to
>expand their fan bases. Trade organizations have educational spaces
>there. Universities have research facilities set up. It's not a game,
>get over that idea.
I fail to see this as anything other than a passing fad,and the corp. involvement is simply some marketing wonks too hopped-up on over-priced coffies and Web Marketing "magic" convincing otherwise sane bosses that I really want to send an Avatar to a pretend car show and evaluate their products. This is better than a web cast how - I can interact with the (literal) marketing droid? Puh-leeze.
(IMHO)It allows folks who have problems interacting in "meatspace" a chance to do things to lead what appears to them to be a normal life (maybe they even think they are special because they "get it"). For some with profound disabilities (or is it "different" abilities now?) that is a great thing, but for many it is a consuming diversion from reality.
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