Virtual Reality Check

“Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm. Their stories—and the world they’ve built—illuminate the promise and limitations of online life … [but] if Second Life promised a future in which people would spend hours each day inhabiting their online identity, haven’t we found ourselves inside it? Only it’s come to pass on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter instead.” The Atlantic: The Digital Ruins of a Forgotten Future. (Maybe we’d have been better off if the virtual worlds thrived. Instead, we merged our fake identities with our real worlds.)

+ Nautilus: Ideology Is the Original Augmented Reality.

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