Original Metaverse From 2003, ‘Second Life’ Is Making A Comeback Soon

By January 14, 2022Metaverse
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Launched in 2003 by Philip Rosedale, Second Life promised people what its name suggests - an alternative life away from the boundaries of the physical worldJust like The Sims games, users could create an online avatar and live in an online virtual world

The OG metaverse "Second Life" is making a comeback to show everyone who came first. Launched in 2003 by Philip Rosedale, Second Life promised people what its name suggests - an alternative life away from the boundaries of the physical world.

Just like The Sims games, users could create an online avatar and live in an online virtual world. Pitched as a way for those with physical and mental disabilities to find respite in the digital world, Second Life allowed people to do everything new metaverses are promising to offer. In Second Life, digital avatars called "residents" interact in a world known as "the grid".

Second Life
Second Life

Within this grid, players of Second Life can meet other residents, socialise and participate in group activities, and can also build and trade digital property. Rings a bell? Yep, the same digital experience is being offered by companies of the future, including Mark Zuckerberg's embattled Meta, that renamed itself from Facebook to represent metaverse ambitions.

Second Life is getting a second life

If you played the game when it was popular and have always wanted a modern reboot, worry not! Philip Rosedale has reportedly tasked a team to re-imagine Second Life for the current audience.

Rosedale's approach is not VR-centric. While virtual reality headsets are being touted as the future of communication, Second Life's creator believes there's still a lot of work to be done before the tech becomes usable by all.

Second Life
Second Life

Inspired by the original model of the game, Rosedale hopes to revive Second Life with a no-VR-headsets approach. In a way, this would be the second life of Second Life - with updates to reflect the interests and preferences of modern day internet users.

Second Life
Second Life

Did you play Second Life when it was the rave years ago? Let us know if you'd be open to playing it again in the future. For more in the world of technology and science, keep reading Indiatimes.com.

References

Stein, S. (2022, January 13). Second Life founder returns to revamp his original metaverse. CNET.

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