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Tuesday, March 08, 2011


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xah lee

i know quite a few people in sl who died, some are friends.

it seems there are disproportionally large number of terminal ill people in sl, or suffering from some medical problems, or otherwise very screwed up in life.

not surprising either. True to logic, sl is the place where we escape to.

Hamlet Au

Astute, Xah!

Scarp Godenot

First of all Let me say that I knew Sabrinaa Nightfire and found her to be delightful and very committed to the virtual art world. It is very tragic that she is lost to us.

Regarding the topic of death and the virtual world, I think a lot of younger people who are in SL are not exposed to death as much as middle aged or older people, so they see death as rare and unusual.

Some may even wish to attribute people passing away who they have heard of in SL to some aberrant cause, such as a greater proportion of sick people being there.

The reason it seems SEEMS that there is a lot of death in SL is because there are a LOT of mddle aged and older people there and death is more prevalent in that age group than in people in their twenties and thirties.

It is as simple as that.

I like the fact that people in their forties and up can interact as social equals with those in their twenties and thirties. It is unique, I think. SL cuts down that barrier of cultural prejudice that is out there with regards to age.

The fact that many people don't know the age of those who they interact with in SL is a great thing in my opinion. It is one of the serious strengths of the virtual world. The same can be said regarding race, personal RL appearance and economic class.

My two cents worth....

Foneco Zuzu

More like a million dollar worth, Scarp as you nailed right on one of the things that makes Sl so good.

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