Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Another Perspective

A recent Virginia PilotOnline article on Black Executives is a reminder of another reason why so many people are embracing virtual worlds.

Skill and creativity still trump everything in virtual worlds. Appearance is a creative work, requiring skill. Real world wealth matters little in a world where a piece of land costs less than $50, a car (or a space ship) can be had for $2, and a house for $2.50. Participating and competing in virtual worlds depend almost entirely on learning, practice and competence. The personal history of an avatar in a virtual world is created entirely through the individual's capacity and willingness to contribute to building that world.

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