Mutant Internet

I do realize that anytime someone mentions the term “Mutant” in regards Second Life, most folks immediately conjure up a mental image of some malformed and horribly beautiful avatar that makes your stomach roll and your face break out in an approving smile. But in this particular situation I’m using the term “Mutant Internet” as a way of indicating the future of the Internet … as in “it’s mutating and gaining new powers.” So are you even more confused? Well then read on and I’ll try my best to unconfuse you.

(BTW: The inspiration for this post came from a comment posted by Aeonix Aeon (AKA Will Burns, AKA Darian Knight) on my post “More Steam Cap’n“.)

Continue reading “Mutant Internet” »»

Fleep’s Right-On Thoughts

Thanks to Crap Mariner’s post today, I had the intense pleasure of reading a blog post from a fellow SL’er that shook me like shoving my tongue into a wall socket .. but in a good way. Fleep Tuque (AKA Chris M. Collins) is one of those people that participated and contributed to the early days, the vitality and diversity and wonder of Second Life. In her post titled “Why Anyone Who Cares About the Metaverse Needs to Move Beyond Second Life; Now, Not Later“, Fleep captures in most elegant words the wonder and why-for that caused a lot of us to fall head over heels in love with Second Life.

If you read nothing else today, make sure you read her post. If it doesn’t have the same “smack my forehead” reaction as it did for me then you need to read it again and again and again … until it DOES make you realize … the Future is OURS to make. And with Fleep’s words to light our path, the direction is clear as can be.