A solution to a problem
Well, the government can't track the users in the real world, because they'll never leave the house. So they get snooped on in Sadville instead. Genius!
Paris - Because shes always welcome to remain stationary in my lap.
Students at the University of Arkansas have created a couple of full-sized hospitals inside Second Life to experiment with the use of RFID tagging in medical environments, and ride on flying cats. The idea of the project is to see if delivery and consumption of medical supplies can be tracked around a working hospital if …
That'll look great at a medical conference. "Ok, now we're going to show you the environment we designed for our research... wait... who let all these furries in here?!?"
I've honestly never seen any point to second life at all. At least WoW, soul destroying electronic heroin though it may be, gives you a goal; stick pointy end of sword in guy, gain experience, steal equipment, stick pointy end of bigger sword in bigger guy, repeat.
It has done more than any other environment to advertise the potential of virtual world technlogy : recruitment fairs, small meetings, large scale conferences, scientific prototyping are just a few of the uses that it has been put to.
Imagine what people could do with more sophisticated design tools, a better security model and some integration with enterprise collaboration tools such as Sametime or Livemeeting or from a social perspective imagine if it was integrated into something like Facebook ?
It has done more for the cause of flying penii than any other Internet application ever has or ever will.
SL has also provided a wonderful environment for virtual sex, paedos, S&M and a host of other, less savory kinds of sexual depravity.
It's only the normal, sane people that have nothing to find on SL.
the point of Secondlife is creativity
there are any number of small things to do within that environment but only those with less than half a wit between them would miss that.
the point of wow is monotony, allowing the unimaginative pleb to enjoy a fantasy world, role play realms with Secondlife require originality, creativity and imagination ... clearly lacking in all posters here of "sl has no point to it"
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