Archive for December, 2007

Virtually Real…

Two great articles in this week’s Economist on augmented reality. The first notes that the some of the most exciting uses of the internet rely on coupling it with the real world.  As it states, “…Social networking allows people to stay in touch with their friends online, and plan social activities in the real world. […]

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Avatarnomics: Risks in Virtual Finance

Despite Linden Lab’s efforts to avoid formally acknowledging a “virtual economy,” a nascent- yet sophisticated – financial sector is developing in Second Life, one in which businesses can raise funds, sell shares, issue bonds and take on debt.  And lest we think the recent real-world credit crunch was the sole definition of financial risk, Reuters’ […]

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