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Death's Door, the view from the Spanish announcers table: sweatin the small stuff

Friday, April 13

sweatin the small stuff

I had this great post already in the can for today’s update until I slammed into this headline.
“Brazilian airline to be the first in Second Life”
This alone was enough to knock the needle off the record. I’m thinking what the fuck is this, some kind of afterlife bullshit?

From what I understand after farther study and trust me when I use the term understand loosely.

Brazil’s TAM Airline is about to become the first airline to promote itself in the Second Life online virtual world by offering cyberspace flights that correspond to its real-world international service.

An on fuckin line virtual world?

Are these muthafucker flying fuckin Sims around and shit?

I found out that Second Life, created by U.S.-based Linden Labs, has millions of muthafuckers as registered users plus its own real-time economy and currency.

And according to my many unknown inside sources and I quote, “Linden Lab was founded over fifteen years ago by Philip Rosedale to create a revolutionary new form of shared experience, where individuals jointly inhabit a 3D landscape and build the world around them.

Today this experience, known as Second Life, has a rapidly growing population of Residents from 100 countries around the globe, who are creating and inhabiting a virtual world of their own design”.

So in keeping with that TAM Airlines say that it will offer avatars which are 3-D representations of real people the chance to take virtual flights to virtual locations around the world.

Which is really odd since in the Second Life world the fuckin avatar’s can already fly on their own? Brazil’s TAM Airlines aren’t alone in this shit either.

Several other companies are already active in Second Life, including Japanese car maker Toyota, IBM and Reuters Group, which has a virtual news bureau there.

Ok, I’m not a gamer and shit and only have a vague understanding of how crazy involved that world is, so I might be talking out of my stinkin ass here. But how bad does shit have to get where you feel the need to live in a virtual world?

Isn’t the one we live in hard enough as it is? But then again it may make a huge shitload of sense.

In a virtual world you can have a fresh start where you’re the king or queen of the ball. You can be anyone you want and when things get shitty, just turn the screen off and go to bed and the next day start all over again.

I don’t know, it just seems sometimes that the Matrix isn’t as fucked up as it sounds.

"and the monkey flipped the switch"


Blogger Assrot said...

I wonder if there are any nappy headed hos on Second life? You can get a free account. Go check it out. While you're there tell Imus and Sharpton to get a room so they can really fuck each other.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

I'm not a Second Lifer myself. Never even visited. But being a Hip Suburban White Guy, I am familiar with the phenomena.

There is actuall an established exchange rate between real, planet earth currencies, and Second Life currency.

I don't know if there are any bona fide SL millionairs yet, but I have heard that there are some folks have have made a LOT of money investing in and reselling VIRTUAL REAL ESTATE.

The IRS is trying to figure out how to tax these people.

The FBI have even conducted VIRTUAL INVESTIGATIONS into the Second Life casinos at the request of the Second Life founders. Imagine them picking an "undercover avatar". Do they switch into their "FBI Swat Team Avatars" when they raid the place?

I am old enough and have been through enough shit in the past few years to find the actual, real, physical world to be challenging enough.

I just don't have the time, energy, or money to be creating a Second Life that I would probably fuck up just as bad as I did the First Life.

Thanks, but no thanks. You kids have fun.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Well Hell Michelle said...

Hmmm, I wonder if I could sell virtual adult toys in Second Life? :)

10:12 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Second life sounds like as haven for those who do not like the way their real life is going.

Michelle, if someone uses a virtual vibrator is the orgasm real?

Now I have some post reading catching up to do. I better put gel in my nappy hair before someone knocks on the door and thinks I am Don Kings long lost son.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Logtar said...

Control and Escapism is what lures people into that kind of entertainment... I am a gamer, but have been able to resist those kind of online games, even though the appeal for them is very high. I have worked with people that have put 9+ years into Ultima Online... and have not met any Second Lifers yet, but I am sure they are totally happy with that unplug feel from reality.

9:14 AM  

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