Second Life Imitates Strife
Yes indeed, terrorists have discovered Second Life. "elite jihadists" are supposedly using the virtual world for recruiting and for dry runs of operations that might be a little hard to practice in real life. And this...on top of the home grown Second Life Liberation Army, a group that has left a trail of virtual dead, while busily blowing up cyber java-joints with logical nuclear weapons. But the burning question you have to ask is: Does your would be cyber martyr expect 70 virtual virgins to inhabit his electronic after-life?
Oh well..not to worry. All will be set right when the Society of Jesus enters Second Life to bring the Good News to Linden's Lab of iniquity. Wonder what you've got to do to get a virtual indulgence?
And I must say... Goodness!
It's bad enough that terrists are over-running the joint, much less having to worry about a Left Behinder scare.
But I can't help but wonder...
Will the Rapture come first to Second Life?
That thing about the last being first, ya know....
But terrorism? As far as I can work out he spends his second life trying to make a virtual fortune, or alternatively finding other devotees of the space elevator.
No, we in Australia don’t leave terrorism to the simple minded. Those activities seem to be more the purview of those who don’t need a second life; our politicians and business leaders.
ProgressiveT...and if it did what would we call it? "Third Life"?
Nvisiblewmn... I was hoping you'd chime in. Seen any t'rrerists? Evil doers stalking your avatar?
Cartledge... In the US, it's our leaders that are simple-minded. I'm expecting 'Surge into Second Life' at any moment.
PoP... Taking a cue from 'The Matrix': If your avatar experiences the rapture in Second Life do you disappear in the real world?
And being new to post here, you should all know I'm deeply disappointed that I wasn't raptured on my birthday, 07/07/07. Disillusioned even. But just maybe...if I had an avatar...there might be hope for me yet.
SadButTrue... Me neither, but would that mean that the "Good News" is only virtual and really not that good at all?
Nvisiblewmn... So, if you abandon your avatar, can someone take it over they way it sometimes happens with blogs? Could you reenter Second Life only to find that you've got a permanent bad-hair day from someone with terrible taste?
Ain't that something.
Jollyroger... Maybe the founder of Domino's (Monaghan?) could build his true Ave Maria in Second Life, exclude all those undesirables!