Category Archives: Strategy and Policy

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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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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Goodbye SL General Discussion Forum

It is with some sadness that I retreat from the Second Life General Discussion Forum. Unfortunately, because of Linden Lab’s secretive and erratic moderation process and its seeming indifference to AR griefing, the forum has become too unstable for general … Continue reading

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A Strategic Assessment of Second Life – Part 2

What is Second Life? Why was it created? On the eve of its seventh birthday, what is the condition of Second Life? What is its future? First, one must say a few things about Linden Lab. Linden Research Inc. is … Continue reading

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A Strategic Assessment of Second Life – Part 1

I first heard about Second Life in an article in The Economist back in October 2006. I had flirted with Project Entropia about a year earlier, but I could not figure out how to get out of the airport welcome … Continue reading

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The Way It Should Have Been

Request for opinions concerning zoning and sexual content in Second Life Dear residents, Conceived in a moment of passion, born healthy and vibrant, Second Life has gone from playpen to sandbox to schoolyard so quickly that we at Linden Lab … Continue reading

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