“For those of you that don’t know, Second Life is a giant online video game where people can establish alternate realities for themselves. I don’t like Second Life. I don’t get the appeal of it, I don’t want to get the appeal of it, and I have open disdain for it. We were talking about a couple in class the other night that was having marital difficulties because the husband was married to another woman in the game Second Life. While it could not be considered adultery, even though their avatars were having sex online, it could be considered grounds for divorce and in some cases it has been. (And really if you haven’t had avatar sex with someone with a horses head, well I guess you haven’t lived.)”
These are the first sentences of an article posted on Pointlessbanter.net. You can imagine that this guy, who wrote the article have never been on Second Life, or at least not long enough to realize what SL can mean besides Slex.
He is probably not interesting in web interactivity, programming, technology, and the internet in all his facets.
According the author, the stats show that the usage for second life isn’t there compared to other social networks.The TECHNOLOGY of second life might be a base for something larger in the future but right now it is just the SIMS on steroids.
But in fact the article is about having relationships on SL while being married in RL. There are so many posts about this subject, but this was an article on a blog, not related to SL, and that is what it made interesting.
“Sometimes you need an outlet that you might not be getting at home. Your significant other might not have the same interests, so it is good to discuss certain topics with people online, establish some friendships. That is totally logical, but when it gets to the point where you are getting married to another character and banging them, well haven’t we crossed the line a tad?”
And he is absolutely right, when reading those lines, it does not make sense, it is totally absurd, having Slex on the net.
But it is not the main reason why I was interested in this post. It is just another example how people, not related with SL, think about the virtual world. In fact there is only one thing that we do in SL and that is Slex.
There is nothing else to do here, or didn’t you know that?
Forget about building, creating, coding, not to mention my experiences on photoshop with the help of SL.
They might be correct by saying that the stats are not entirely comparable with other social networks, but I saw yesterday evening that there were already more than 62.000 people on the grid. So the interest is still growing, and I am convinced not only for the Slex.