Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Free the Avatars - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

I'd some ideas about combining the virtual, viruses and the microbial world and for a very good reason. We've a hard work to tell what International Biotech Microbiology can do for the world and the mankind.

Microbes are invisible. The digital media has made the digital gadgets and programs easier to understand. We need to start to think in terms of Facebook and other forms of visualizing and socializing with nasty stuff like ebola virus. We're afraid about the un-known and the invisible.

When we - the people - know more about the issues, threats and opportunities there are chances for better understanding crowd-sourcing and innovation. Avtars and Second generation working models could give us an opportunity mix the non-visible and the real world for the good of "IBM".

What do you think?

Free the Avatars - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog: "Virtual worlds may be freewheeling environments where cyber-behavior is unconstrained by many terrestrial mores. But they are also gated communities, and the gates keep the digital denizens locked inside.

IBM and Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life, think it’s time to free the avatars. At the Virtual Worlds Conference and Expo at San Jose, Calif., the two companies are announcing plans to develop open standards that will allow avatars to roam from one virtual community to the next.

The goal is let a person create a digital alter-ego that can travel to many virtual worlds, keeping the same name, look and even digital currency. The companies speak of “a truly inter operable 3D Internet.” Think of it as passports for avatars.

So that pink-headed cutie you made for Second Life can also take up residence in, The Lounge, Virtual Laguna Beach and Entropia, for example."

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