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The virtual worlds at Web 2.0 Expo

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Just when you thought you were rid of me, here I come with some more news from the Web 2.0 Expo.

This might not be news per se, but it is a nice summary of the virtual worlds panel at W2EClub Penguin is one that I am actually familiar with.  My 9 year old daughter is in that community and she loves it.  From a parent’s perspective the focus on safety and security is very reassuring.

The virtual world phenomena is going to become more interesting and more compelling as emmersive technologies are developed.  Imagine working with colleagues in something like Second Life, but you don’t experience it through a monitor and keyboard but through something more akin to total VR.  Believe me it isn’t that far off.  Think about how crazy we thought affordable touchscreen laptops were a few years ago.  Heck even laptops that are thin and light.

I’m telling you, it’s just around the corner.

 

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