Author Archives: Deltango Vale

NWN Kurzweil Article

Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity and Second Life Kurzweil is right, but for all the wrong reasons. It’s not about engineering; it’s about economics. Human beings, as a social-technological species, seek to transact with each other to satisfy a variety of interconnected … Continue reading

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Hello New SL General Discussion Forum

As the Virginia Slims ad used to say, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” A year ago, Linden Lab’s Jive-based fora were beginning their swan-dive into chaos. By Christmas, most of the seasoned contributors had abandoned ship and were paddling … Continue reading

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A Proposed Improvement for Land Rentals

Building on an earlier discussion, I believe there would be immense benefit to everyone to add land rental functionality to the server side of Second Life. As a first step, I propose that land for rent be displayed in fuchsia … Continue reading

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Linden Lab Sexual Policy 2006-2011

One new thing I discovered in this roundtable is that everyone already knows Second Life is where it’s at for sexual play in an online environment…. Second Life was continually credited with holding the cutting edge on adult content. One … Continue reading

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A Lesson About Land Ownership

All land in Second Life is divided into ‘sims’ (also called regions). A sim is a square section of land 256 meters by 256 meters in size (65536m2 in area)(m2=square meters). Every sim has a name. At the moment, there … Continue reading

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A Proposed Land Tier Fee Schedule

For eight months, the Second Life economy has been stagnant. After a series of failed initiatives, Linden Lab fired its CEO, closed its international offices and shed 30% of its staff. Needless to say, such a dramatic reduction in expenses … Continue reading

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A History of Private Island Pricing

In September 2006, initial setup fee for an Estate sim (also called a Full Region or Island sim, 15000 prims) was US$1250; monthly tier fee was US$195. Initial setup fee for a pack of four Openspace sims (1875 prims each) … Continue reading

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