3D Virtual Worlds Are In Decline

Catching up with the news on 3D Virtual Worlds, has been getting a little depressing lately.  Bottom line: they are all down in traffic. Lets start with some news on the LL/SL front:  Linden Lab announced two weeks ago that they bought an interactive fiction company called LittleTextPeople. The small company develops 2D interactive fiction …

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The Problem of a Multi Grid Economy

From a Second Life perspective, a 3D Internet presents many challenges. The biggest one on the minds of most people is "How do I make money?" Because of the open nature of a 3D internet, any rules regarding permissions and copying simply cannot be enforced. The Second Life economic model will not work. There will be money making opportunities on the 3D internet, but the buying and selling of 3D goods for virtual cash can only be done in a closed off system like Second Life or an individual OS grid.

Why Open Sim is the Future Metaverse (and why it is not the present)

I have been following the Open Sim development for a couple of years now. Some of the latest developments have convinced me that if there is ever going to be a 3D internet, it will be based on Open Sim. I say this knowing that Open Sim currently has a rather low population of participants, low enough that one could question the sanity of such a statement. Well here is a brief summary of this conclusion.