Big Blue Yonder

We’d all be forgiven for thinking that Second Life is just a playground for the weird edge of the techno cognoscenti – the media usually focusses on the stranger events and inhabitants. But there’s a lot of potential for the future there, at least as far as IBM are concerned. Big Blue are investing heavily in SL and other multiverse technologies as well as planning to develop their own 3D intranet, and when a player that big decides that the far shores are the promised land, a lot of people are going to follow in their wake.

2 thoughts on “Big Blue Yonder”

  1. This reminds me of ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. There was this brilliant scientist from a middle-eastern country, dressed in traditional clothes, who tried to pitch a groundbreaking theory to a Western audience. They all laughed at his demonstration. He came back one year later, dressed in a suit and tie, rolled out the very same theory, and guess what? The scientist gained instant worldwide recognition.
    As the Little Prince once said, “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves,
    and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them”.

  2. I played SL and a friend of mine is insanely popular in there – and although the interface of the game is pretty horrible, it is worth looking at and taking time to get to know it. Highly recommended. Can’t wait what the competition will create.

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