Been hearing about Secondlife for some time now..so i thought i would check it out .Basically its like an online game very similar to “The Sims” But the thing here is that the characters here are all real people and not AI .I did register for an account but gave it up since to play it we have to download it on our computer.Plus it needs a graphic card and a good Net connection.
There are over 1.5 million people who have joined it so far,and Reuters has its very own reporter for it..It has a personal currency which is used for the buying and selling of goods in that world .(exchange rate).when you register it pays you 250 Linden Dollars thats their currency. Land is being sold over there in the forms of mostly islands .You can create an Avatar of yourself and modify it however you want whenever you want to look as you please..
To me it is but an extension of the online communities that are in vogue nowadays. but then it offers us an alternative to change the way our life is today by offering us a new beginning in another world altogether and we cant help but imagine that there will be one day when everyone will be integrated into the Net and quit living life.