Posts Tagged ‘Second Life’

Human beings 3.0

Posted: May 23, 2011 by lisaneubert in development
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“Er hob den Kopf und sah sie auf sich zukommen, barfuß, den schlanken Körper in eine kurze, glänzende Tunika gehüllt. Ihr Avatar war das perfekte Abbild ihrer selbst, was ihn irgendwie erleichterte. ” // “He raised his head and saw her coming, shoeless, her svelte body was encased by a short glittery tunic. Her avatar was a perfect copy of herself which relieved hiself.”  (Frank Schätzing: Limit, page 558)

Frank Schätzing describes perfectly the coming virtual WEB WORLD of human beings. I am always impressed by the ways of his researching and writing. I feel as I would be directly in the middle of what he describes in his books. But the novel LIMIT is strange, exciting and scary at the same time. In fact, the book deals with limited resources and why we have to get back to the moon again and what Helium-3 and all welfare states play for a role. All actions take place in 2025. There are still 14 years in between, however, it is absolutly realistic what he says, writes and expects! (more…)


One life, one problem…two lives, two problems

Posted: May 10, 2011 by Stephanie Krogmann in development
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Did you ever wish to be someone else?

Be more crazy, wear different cloths, become famous? Who does not want to be different from time to time, but is to shy to change in real life?

Thanks to the Internet even that problem can be solved nowadays. The invention: Second Life!

You create a personality living in a virtual world doing things one can also do in real life: Shopping, working, partying, making friends, having sex. It is a fake world where everyone can start a new life and be completely different with a new personality. The fat guy from next door becomes a womanizer over night. The idea has follower all over the world and everybody seems to have fun! It is really appealing to have the possibility to be a different person in order to escape real life. Fake life is connected to real life, as even real cities are copied to be lived in. (more…)