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Virtual Worlds The remarkable power of alternate realities.

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The Believer

The story of Philip Rosedale's inspiration and the genesis of Second Life. David Kushner is a journalist and author of "Inside Second Life," for Rolling Stone.

Photos in The Believer by: albany_tim

Second Life founder Philip Rosedale thinks that, someday, we'll all be living in a virtual...
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Our Virtual Future
While it takes awhile to get used to a virtual world, it's all possibility once you're in....
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What is Second Life?
More than 10,000 IBM employees collaborate in virtual worlds. Take a look inside a meeting...
Inside a Virtual Meeting

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Inside a Virtual Meeting

More than 10,000 IBM employees collaborate in virtual worlds. Take a look inside a meeting in Second Life from the home of IBM V.P. of Innovation, Francoise LeGoues.

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How to Use a Virtual Mirror

Virtual worlds can help you figure out what's missing in your real life. Sherry Turkle is a clinical psychologist and the director of the M.I.T. Initiative on Technology and Self.

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What is Second Life?

While it takes awhile to get used to a virtual world, it's all possibility once you're in. Philip Rosedale is the founder of Second Life, an online virtual world.

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Putting VR to Work

Jeremy Bailenson, the director of Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, details other uses of the virtual, from putting soldiers in Iraqi shoes to helping autistic kids socialize.

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Our Virtual Future

Second Life founder Philip Rosedale thinks that, someday, we'll all be living in a virtual world.

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The Human Behind the Avatar

It's a profound moment to realize it's not all just 1's and 0's. Henry Jenkins is a leading scholar in comparative media studies who currently teaches at USC.

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The Avatar Effect

We visited Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab to find out how all that time online affects our real lives.

Interviews

legoues Francoise LeGoues She spearheaded IBM's push to start holding internal meetings in Second Life.

posted February 2, 2010

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