Second Life Just Like The First

And another Spiegel-Online article on Second Life:

„Second Life, the four-million-strong online community, is turning more and more into a pixelated copy of reality and its institutions, complete with rampant consumerism, political candidates and lawsuits. Whatever happened to the brave new virtual world?
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Goodbye cyberpunks, hello traditionalists. Four years after US company Linden Lab created Second Life, the virtual utopia is resembling the real world and its mechanisms more and more. And as the population booms — the number of registered avatars has risen 600 percent in the last six months to four million — the on- and offline worlds are beginning to wonder whether Second Life should be run by institutions of civil society rather than a benevolent corporate dictatorship.
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Social change through Second Life?
Still, Loic Le Mer believes that the real world could change for the better because of Second Life. In his opinion, the online game is at the vanguard of globalization, „but globalization as an opportunity, not a threat.“

He predicts that more and more people from all over the world will earn a living through Second Life in the future. „The great thing about Second Life is that it brings together people from all countries, and everybody can make money by creating an object and selling it,“ he says, adding that an acquaintance of his makes €1,000 a month from selling virtual glasses to avatars.
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Social change through Second Life?

Still, Loic Le Mer believes that the real world could change for the better because of Second Life. In his opinion, the online game is at the vanguard of globalization, „but globalization as an opportunity, not a threat.“

He predicts that more and more people from all over the world will earn a living through Second Life in the future. „The great thing about Second Life is that it brings together people from all countries, and everybody can make money by creating an object and selling it,“ he says, adding that an acquaintance of his makes €1,000 a month from selling virtual glasses to avatars.“

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2 Antworten zu Second Life Just Like The First

  1. Kirsten schreibt:

    another article about SL (it’s in German): „Second Life wird nicht besser als das First Life“ http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/25/25048/1.html

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