I have just watched the video which you can see below from Ted about what is happening at Second Life – virtual world. The next big area of growth will be virtual worlds in the coming decade. In fact I would go so far as to describe it as Web 3.0. The complete immersion of ones self into internet reality. Not only having two way communication but body communication too.
It interesting to wonder what sort of world would people create given the free reign of their imagination. Unfortunately just before christmas I read some where that down town on second life had became exactly the same as any major city in the world. Predictably? possible. As quoted from the website “The Second Life Grid™ provides the platform where the Second Life world resides and offers the tools for business, educators, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs to develop a virtual presence. Headquartered in San Francisco, Linden Lab has over 250 employees spread across the U.S., Europe, and Asia.”
So it is a business tool. The technology has still has long way to go but it is very interesting hearing from Philip Rosedale the founder of this.