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

Date: Sat May 12 2007 - 04:08:48 MDT

On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 10:08:37PM -0700, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> wrote:
> >
> >My analogy is lost, but Second Life still sucks. There have for years been
> >more accessible and efficient methods for an online seminar.
> Name them.
> --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

It hasn't been difficult in years to use the internet to talk to a lot of
people at one time. I agree that Second Life is the most complete tool
around at what it does, but I don't think what it does is all-important or

The psychological aspects of walking around a big shared mutable 3D
landscape are great, but I hesitate to believe they're especially
conducive to a lecture or conversation. That Second Life as a piece of
software just isn't very good at being a big shared mutable 3D landscape
is my larger problem besides.

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