virtual worlds

ABCnews.com carried a story this weekend about academic study of virtual worlds, like Second Life. Researchers are “following players down the rabbit hole” to learn more about the real world by observing a virtual one. An interesting thought … but what sort of conclusions can you draw in a world where you may or may not be observing behaviors that represent the real person behind the avatar? Of course, that opens the door to other interesting questions… .

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