Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Second Life, follow up.

Second life, the most popular virtual reality application is gaining more momentum (see my previous post). Sun Microsystems hosted the first virtual news conference, IBM is working on virtual recreation of China’s Forbidden City, and Intel is extending a virtual promotion of its Core Duo processors and the latest addition comes from the respectable Reuters which extended its news service to Second Life. Other famous brands like Toyota and Sony have also a virtual presence.

Of course, with all the buzz around it and all the money changing hands ($350,000 a day) on this virtual world, uncle Sam got interested and wants a piece of the pie. Since the currency used on Second life, the Liden, is convertible to US dollars, it brought attention to the US congress, where some lawmakers are thinking about taxes. To be continued.

Amazing, isn’t it?

1 comment:

zizou from Djerba said...

Correspondant de reuters sur second life !!
J'espere que la mode s'arretera la !!