[SLED] Future of Second Life?

Cathy Anderson cathywyo1 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 9 16:54:46 PDT 2009


Wow interesting..at one time I had read about a linkage between the Wii gaming system and Second LIfe...

--- On Thu, 4/9/09, John Waugh <xtr16402301 at xtra.co.nz> wrote:


From: John Waugh <xtr16402301 at xtra.co.nz>
Subject: Re: [SLED] Future of Second Life?
To: "SL Educators (The SLED List)" <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009, 4:23 PM


Paul,
My feeling is that this is not the future of Second Life ... but more a 
development of such things as IMAX and planetarium technology with 3d 
modelling add-ons.  This to me is more like theatre/classroom in the 
round than immersive technology like MUVEs
My feeling, based somewhat on Kurzweil, is that SL and other immersive 
technologies will move to direct brain linkages (you think and you 
experience, see or do) via helmet connectors (the basics have already 
been developed, see Honda etc) and haptic technology (ask Stroker 
Serpentine but I think this will be superceded), direct cannula 
brain-to-computer or cloud linkage.
In fact, within three to five years, given the exponential progress of 
technology, I believe   anyone  immersed in SL and other MUVEs or their 
descendant technologies will be unable to distinguish between the 
virtual world and the real world unless they uncouple.
The result will be that classrooms/conference rooms of this nature will 
be seen as museum pieces and will not be needed - it will all be 
directly in your mind - and neither will bricks and mortar academic 
institutions.
*laughing* Just top of the head thoughts!!! But that is what we are 
moving towards.
Cheers John Waugh


Villano, Paul Mr CIV USA TRADOC wrote:
> Is this where the future of Second Life (and other virtual worlds) lies?
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