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HuffPost

Trust and Civility In Our Challenging Times
HuffPost
Ten years ago, we launched the Family Online Safety Institute at a time of extraordinary change and innovation. 2007 was such a remarkable year, that Tom Friedman wrote a book called, ?Thank You For Being Late?, based on what happened during those ...


Singularity Hub

New Virtual World Sansar Is Ready to Pick Up Where Second Life Left Off
Singularity Hub
Users were able import virtual items, buy and sell virtual goods, design and personalize avatars, and hang out in nightclubs, shopping centers, and art galleries?each created by Second Life's residents themselves. Major companies like IBM and American ...


HuffPost

4 Ways Technology Will Shape The Future of Work By 2020
HuffPost
We've already seen this happen to a surprising degree in games with real currency transactions, like Second Life and Eve Online. Many creative players have made respectable livings for themselves by creating and selling game items or by speculating in ...


IEEE Spectrum

Beyond Second Life: Philip Rosedale's Gutsy Plan for a New Virtual-Reality Empire
IEEE Spectrum
This master plan is similar to the one that inspired Second Life, which supported 1.1 million active users per month at its peak. But despite the hype, Second Life never reached mass adoption. Achieving full Internet-scale VR, Rosedale has realized ...


Network World

Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing
Network World
Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector. Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing (2:02). Related. iot data smartcity · IoT meets ...

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The Texas Observer

'Bathroom Bills' Get Second Life in Special Session
The Texas Observer
As the Texas Tribune reports, on Monday IBM sent more than 20 of the company's top executives to Texas to lobby against any bathroom bill. Meanwhile, LGBT rights groups vow to continue swarming the Capitol throughout the special session. They're angry ...

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Business Insider

This company was 13 years early to virtual reality ? and it's getting ready to try again
Business Insider
Even IBM has been known to host virtual offsite meetings there. The challenge for Linden Lab now is to take all of that and make it something accessible. Which is why it needs a new, proper successor to Second Life. Right now, Linden Lab has a demo of ...

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MIT Technology Review (blog)

A Second Life for Big Business
MIT Technology Review (blog)
Second Life, the online video game in which players lead another life, is attracting big business. Technology companies like IBM and Cisco Systems are investing time and money to create an environment for their employees and potential customers. IBM ...


Motherboard

Why Is 'Second Life' Still a Thing?
Motherboard
To an outsider, Second Life may look like a crappier version of World of Warcraft. It's a vast digital space many people can log into with their virtual avatars, only instead of going on wild adventures, slaying dragons and collecting epic swords, it ...

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Fast Company

Social VR may be troubled but Linden Lab launches Sansar anyway
Fast Company
Now comes the news that Sansar, the social VR world built by Linden Lab?whose Second Life was a true pioneer in the so-called ?metaverse??is finally open for public beta. Available for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows PCs, Sansar is not compatible ...

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