Monday, October 20, 2008

Virtual Worlds - Second Life

Second Life (SL) is one of the more successful virtual (online) worlds. I met with SL folks at SIGGRAPH when they first handed out T-shirts! I have one of the original green hand shirts...

I experimented with SL and found it lacking as my expectations are to incorporate all the human senses into an experience... hence, I await haptics. See details on Haptic Technology here. Yet, I feel that generation X/Y/Z are perhaps more apt at relinquishing some of the sensical facilities to establish virtual/online communities.

See detailed reviews and discussion on SL from my friend and colleague Franz Dill here. See Second Life virtual world here.

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