How virtual worlds can expand the scope of VR

Project Sansar: Giving Virtual Reality a Second Life

If you don’t immediately recognize the name Linden Lab, you probably recognize the name of their flagship product, Second Life, an 8-year-old community of people donning avatars of all sorts to create and explore a sometimes stunning 3d world. You wouldn’t be alone. When you go to the company’s office near San Francisco’s Ferry Building, Second Life is in large letters on the brick wall facing the street; the company’s name is underneath it in a smaller font. But while Second Life’s user base is only somewhat diminished from its heyday, Linden Lab is making new investments, such as just-announced Project Sansar, a platform for creating virtual-reality worlds. ….[READ]

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