Friday, 20 February 2009
Lovely or stupid
To be perfectly honest here I really can't decide is Second Life is lovely or pathetic. Popular culture tends to narrate the experience of using virtual reality as a kind of drug, and the users are often seen as addicts.
Virtual Reality IS NOT A DRUG. Some people stay in Second Life for hours just like other people are glued to their Wiis, of XBOX, or DSs or iPhones. These things are just cool and some people want to use it. Life in our post-modern world is pretty dull. Most of our jobs are not interesting and there is so much stress about nothing important. People are constantly looking for distractions.
I wonder as to why people fit the space of Second Life into the narrative of drug usage.
Popular culture tends to
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life