Friday, 14 November 2008

Kappler Estate, Caledon Morgaine

Kappler Estate, Caledon Morgaine
Independent State of Caledon in Second Life

Independent State in Second Life? Is that meaningless. As many people are learning with the Openspaces issue it is utterly meaningless. There can never be any true autonomy on the Internet. Internet mediated culture will always be owned culture. No institution will be perfect. Even one as relatively enlightened as Linden Labs compared to say Yahoo! will still face the pressures of profits and loss which will be determine in the end the kinds of culture that can from.

Linden Labs, for those of you who have not been paying attention is about to raise the cost of forming significant cultural groups in Second Life. If you want the kind of AV presence and prims to have an events beyond virtual sex you are going to have to pay twice as much.

Compared to food prices going up this does not worry me much, and it is nothing compared to effort to control or censor the Internet, but it is again proof that the Internet makes us all commodities.

Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life
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