Friday, July 13, 2007

Will the real Second Life please stand up?

Very interesting post yesterday about the myths and realities of the virtual reality world, "Second Life".

As a habitue of Second Life, I agree with the statements. Second Life is fun, it's growing and there is a lot worth logging on for!

Yeah, it's not perfect. There's a lot of commercialism and seedy stuff that I have no use for but there is also the same heady feel of the early days of the internet. I love what people are doing on "Better World Island" a community for peaceniks and environmentalists full of hopeful displays and opportunities to learn about work going on in international development and conservation.

I've recently joined an intentional community on Cedar Island dedicated to exploring some of the positive uses of technology for education and social empowerment.

And strange as it seems I also have joined a virtual Quaker Meeting, pictured above at one of our regular Saturday am meetings.

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