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#62329

Greg Bennett
Participant

Adriel, I suspect that what you would find on Second Life today bears as much resemblance to the virtual telepresence systems that people will be using five years from now as an ox cart does to a modern semi-trailer truck. For most folks, it’s a big world-wide chat room with some interesting graphical tools. My impression is that Second Life, as it is today, it too limited and too difficult to navigate for it to play a significant role in human society; but it could well be that people who with experience on Second Life will be the ones who invent the system that does.

As for its more salacious problems, well hey, can you think of any new technology that people didn’t immediately adapt to the pursuit of the money, sex, religion, and politics?