posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 08:44 AM
reply to post by nixie_nox
No, thats not what im saying at all.
Like i said, there are positives and negatives. But comparing Second Life to a vacation is not strictly accurate.
My worry is that future generations will become socially inept, choosing to live a virtual life over physical one. A vacation lasts a week or two,
then its back to reality, hopefully more relaxed and capable after a couple of weeks rest.
To me it seems that Second Life doesn't have this distinctive separation.
We all have our escapes, and using Second Life in this way seems acceptable to me, i play video games, thats my escape.
But i can press a 'reset' button when im finished, whereas people in virtual reality remain there. Meaning the 'player' is still emotionally
attatched to their avatar.
The distinctions between virtual and actual have become blurred and this can be dangerous.
It is a fascinating premise though. I have never played it, i would like to, in the hope of understanding it better.