Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Modeling Reality with Virtual Worlds
Second live is very popular these days for many people. I believe that people like to be or live on second live because there is no limitation. People can be whoever they wish to be or they can’t be in their real lives. That’s what I am assuming because I am not really big fun of second live.
Second live can be used for recruiting for employment or any meeting within the company, as we discussed it in the class. These are positive aspects of second live. For instance, somebody has a low self-esteem, and by having virtual second live, can build or boost it. Individual meets with other peers and communicate, however it is missing the emotional side. Moreover, I think that it should be viewed as funny socializing activity.
I must say that I see much more negative sides of it. People spend so much time that they don’t even know what real live is. It is also time consuming. For example, like the article mentions, it sounds little weird to me that people go to the club on second live instead of going there in their real present time. However, it can be fun for sometime.
I don’t want to offend anyone, but people who are close to be addicted to it are lacking social skills that are looking for in front of the screen.