The Future of Virtual Worlds: A Prelude. My last posts discussed how Linden Lab's Enterprise-focused business strategy between 2008-2010 helped derail Second Life’s fast-track growth and contributed to the subsequent history of grid contraction and active user stagnation.
Before I look at possible futures, I want to provide some contextual background, inspired by Marshall McLuhan, on how new mediums evolves over time. The Evolution of New Mediums We can’t fully understand or foresee the ramifications of new technology when it arrives. From the invention of the motion pictures to the introduction of the computer, we first view new mediums within the context of what came before. That’s why new mediums are often christened with two-word names like “motion picture,” “horseless carriage,” and “smart phone.”
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