Philip Rosedales last project High Fidelity is a bit of a surprise as i remember his comment about virtual worlds 2011:
“The problem with creating an immersive 3-D experience is that it is just too involved, and so it’s hard to get people to engage,” he said. “Smart people in rural areas, the handicapped, people looking for companionship, they love it. But you have to be highly motivated to get on and learn to use it” – Philip Rosedale 2011
He made us residends of virtual worlds feel like mentally challenge people. I got a bit pissed off and wrote a blog about it: Broken People in Second Life
I felt wtf! I work fulltime and I fall asleep in the sofa if i watch TV. When i have spare time i want to have some fun. What´s the problem?
Read on about High Fidelity here: http://highfidelity.io/blog/2013/04/announcing-high-fidelity-inc/
So he will let us “lonely poor handicapped” ppl come out from our scruffy closet now and join? :}