Re: Anders Sandberg in Second Life on converging cognitive enhancement, uvvy island in SL, May 23 2007 10am PST

From: asgromo@gmail.com
Date: Fri May 11 2007 - 08:03:58 MDT


On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 09:02:41AM -0400, Mike Dougherty wrote:
> On 5/11/07, asgromo@gmail.com <asgromo@gmail.com> wrote:
> >On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 11:46:43AM +0100, Josť Raerio wrote:
> >> Second life is what we make of it. Just like in the first. Deal with it.
> >
> >Sure, yeah, sort of, inasmuch as a tar pit or a bird carcass are what we
> >make of them. Second Life has a poor ruleset, a terrible engine, and
> >inexcusably haphazard governance. We'll see better things soon enough.
>
> I believe from tar pits (full of dinosaurs) we now make gasoline, and
> bird carcasses (such as the remains of Thanksgiving dinner) we make
> soup.

My analogy is lost, but Second Life still sucks. There have for years been
more accessible and efficient methods for an online seminar. It's a shame
that being marginally shinier and having a lot of users who build stupid
crap should cement its pervasive application.



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