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.


  1. I definitely agree that some people spend too much time on the internet. But the scary thought is that in the future, people like you and me will be considered to not spend enough time on the internet. It will be us who are the outcasts for not spending every waking moment glued to some electronic device.

  2. it is hard not to spend time online because the technology is advancing so quckly that we want to stay updated.

  3. Yes i agree with lubos, , it's diffcuilt not to spend time online because there are a lot of stuff going on online that if your not on it, you won't know anything.