[extropy-chat] SECOND LIFE not working

Giu1i0 Pri5c0 pgptag at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 08:07:04 UTC 2006

The two points quoted below are, I think, the key points. Mass market
online VR is a technology whose moment has come (yes we were already
discussing VR 15 years ago, but nobody had sufficient processing power
and bandwidth then).
I think building a transhumanist community in SL is a very effective
outreach tool (the WTA SL chapter has already 100 members and
growing). Then when SL is replaced by something else we can simply
move the community there.

On 12/10/06, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> Pushing is putting it way too strongly. My only point with SL is
> that's it's an *arrived* (Total Residents: 1916105, logged in last
> 60 days: 690800, Online Now: 14941) and *rapidly growing* (the one
> million mark was just 18th October 2006) medium, which is
> frequented by mostly young people, some of which are even aware of
> transhumanism and have been actively looking for transhumanist
> communities. Bugger technology, it's a communication and outreach
> thing.

> More importantly, nobody will give a damn whether in another decade SL
> still exists, or become an open standard, or something even better has come
> along. Clearly VR has landed, at least in gamer circles, and given presence
> of nongaming platforms in SL, perhaps a bit beyond that. Whatever the
> next platform might be, it will have core features which will be a lot
> like current SL, only better.

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