[sldev] Second Life & Terrorism

Deklax Fairplay deklax at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 15:23:02 PDT 2007


All -

  There have been
several<http://www.economist.com/world/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9472498>
disturbing <http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22163811-2,00.html>
articles <http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/08/01/1253209&from=rss>indicating
second life is related to terroristic activity.  Writers have
compared an in-game social group to al qaeda and made unsubstantiated claims
about members of the second life network.  Closer to home, the second life
herald <http://www.secondlifeherald.com/slh/2006/04/ulrika_zugzwang.html>appears
to use the second life logo and name.  On it, Matthias
Zander wrote an article suggesting Ulrika Zugzwang was a "cyber-terrorist".
Looks like the corn
field<http://www.secretlair.com/index.php?/clickableculture/entry/hidden_virtual_world_prison_revealed/>might
need a new name - may I suggest Second
Gitmo<http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker/2007/05/romney-double-guantanamo.html>?
There is a certain ring to it.  Sounds like something Mitt Romney would be
interested in.<http://www.secretlair.com/index.php?/clickableculture/entry/hidden_virtual_world_prison_revealed/>

Strange Days. <http://www.martin-niemoeller-stiftung.de/4/daszitat/a31>

Deklax Fairplay
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