Metaverse in Transition

I have not written anything in a couple of weeks because I have been busy working on the sequel. Meanwhile...  There are many little things going on in metaverse land worth bringing up. First, is the fast decline of Worlds of Warcraft. They are losing net subscribers at a rate of about 100,000 a month.  …

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Fun With Virtual World Cartography

OK, where to start. Let me start with where the screenshot was taken. It was taken at Rumsey Maps, which includes a huge 3D map of Yosemite Valley, as well as a bunch of other cool examples of cartography. Maybe I should now start at the beginning. I was researching for an upcoming blog article …

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Virtual World Philosophy: The Uncanny Valley

So lately I have been having fun with Windlight, and focusing on how real Second Life is looking lately, but have not bothered to ask, "Is this a good thing?" Above is a montage of screenshots from some of the most popular online communities on the web. World of Warcraft = 10 million subscribers, IMVU …

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Winter Solstice in the Metaverse

Twas the Day of Solstice and all through the net Snow Colored Pixels on MMOGs they did set Old Ascalon Covered in Wintry Delight Inspired many to engage in a snowball fight Then skating in SL at the Winterfest Inn An axel, a flip, and even a spin Then on to the ski lift, a …

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