[SLED] Infrastructure for SL
dds at venuma.com
Thu Nov 15 07:17:54 PST 2007
What we go through when we try to sit on a prim pretty much sums up SL
On Nov 15, 2007, at 6:26, twu at berkeleycollege.edu wrote:
> Important question Rolig asks. I believe the answer to having SL to
> go mainstream is infrastructure. What SL needs most is
> infrastructure to assure the long term future of SL. Without that,
> the whole question of deep investment to build in SL seems
> uncertain. I believe that infrastructure will come, but still, I
> keep an eye out to watch companies like IBM and Google on their
> interest and activity with SL.
> Some have considered SL as the fullness of the Metaverse, which it
> has not yet reached. Others do not view it as the Metaverse at all
> but but one software amidst many others. I understand SL to be the
> founding cornerstone of the evolving Metaverse.
> Is SL there yet? I don't believe so, but with the right
> infrastructure it can be, with the Metaverse established. I cannot
> say that infrastructure would lead to the Metaverse for other
> virtual worlds but I would say this is true for SL.
> SL is not a mere hype glowing brightly with lighter fluid. Some
> good amount of twigs have been tossed on the flame keeping it going
> and growing. But we are coming to the need of placing on the fire
> some long burning logs. Without such long burning logs the tossing
> of twigs on the fire will not keep it burning. Let's keep the fire
> Somehow, some heavy investment needs to be made into SL. Depending
> on who and how such investment is made will shape how the Metaverse
> evolves. The Metaverse Roadmap co-authored by Jerry Paffendorf
> discusses... http://www.metaverseroadmap.org
> I have found discussions at Metaverse Meetups of benefit.
> Professionals, from various industries involved in the Metaverse,
> gather at these.
> Theodore Ubhaus
> Information Systems
> Berkeley College
> "Rolig Loon" <rloon at hbci.com>
> Sent by: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
> 11/14/2007 04:15 PM
> Please respond to SL Educators
> To: "'SL Educators'" <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
> Subject: RE: [SLED] Fwd: Second Life: Is There Any
> 'There' There?;
> That literature is familiar ground, Trent, and it’s a good way to th
> ink about the questions in this thread. It’s hard to predict with ce
> rtainty whether the early adopters will be 10% of the population or
> some much larger number, of course, and equally hard to predict how
> long it will take all but the most diehard Luddites to come on board
> . I’m sure you’ve seen very nice research in recent years showing
> that the rate of acceptance of new technologies in society has been
> accelerating over the past century, partly because society has becom
> e accustomed to the rapid evolution of anything related to computers
> . These days, more of us are early adopters than 40 years ago, and *
> average* people leap the inertia barrier to adoption much more readi
> ly. I think you’re right that SL is a haven for early adopters, but
> we may be starting to hear stories like the ones Alex is reporting b
> ecause SL is on the cusp of becoming mainstream. The question is, w
> hich side of the cusp are we on, how long will it be before it’s obv
> ious that SL is mainstream, and what could we do to make the transit
> ion more graceful?
> From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com [mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
> ] On Behalf Of Trent Batson
> Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 2:32 PM
> To: SL Educators
> Subject: Re: [SLED] Fwd: Second Life: Is There Any 'There' There?;
> Rolig: we have the classic studies of technology infusion to
> understand the variables better: there is a qualitative difference
> between motivations of those, like you, who WANT to get comfortable
> in a place such as SL and those who may never. Early adopters of new
> technologies are risk takers and in fact WANT to be risk takers:
> they/we need to be "out there" trying new things, and want to try
> them ourselves. It's part of our identity. It's what drives us.
> But the "mainstream" are not risk takers, almost by definition.
> Mainstream adopters need to know they are not the first. They may be
> motivated by sensing that "everyone is doing it." They'll move at
> the tipping point, but not before. They'll want security and support.
> The eternal question is always how to move from the 10% of people
> who will ALWAYS be out there to the 80% who may eventually get there.
> SL now, it seems to me, is wonderland for early adopting types.
> Trent Batson,
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