A few late thoughts on Second Life;
"I don't like the ramifications of an online universe. There are just too many things that can go wrong."
I first tried Second Life a long time ago. I didn't get the point of it and I still don't. When I first tried it, I wanted my avatar, Zobeida Deezul, to look something like this:
I remember my mother walking past and peeking over my shoulder and saying something like "That doesn't look a thing like you!" Is it supposed to look like me? At the time all I wanted to do was mess with other people on the internet (even if occasionally in bad taste, still all in good fun), but I felt safer goofing around as an orc/jedi/dwarf/zombie/wizard/campy Lord of the Rings gibberish as opposed to goofing off as a virtual version of myself under a silly name. In other words, I was immature and almost frightened by the idea of a virtual version of myself.
The next time I ever heard anything about Second Life was when I saw a news segment discussing dating and marriage via Second Life. The only concrete thing I remember about the segment is that every individual included did not look anything like their avatar. I also noticed that no one had an avatar like this:
I was wrong again. I thought about it again; maybe the point is to do whatever it is you would normally do, but if you want to, you can do it looking like this:
Because maybe in real life, you look like this:
Or maybe the point is to live in this way:
As opposed to living in this way;
Also, I know Second Life is a venue for business meetings and classrooms.
Something like this;
I really would love to see how that works. What if a student or business associate has that has a virus or a computer with continuous system errors?
Looks like fun!