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Thursday, October 18, 2007


The Metaverse: Virtual and Mirror Worlds

The cover article, Second Earth, by Wade Roush, in the July/August 2007 Technology Review, describes two types of 3D Web environments: virtual worlds (imaginary) and mirror worlds (maps of reality). These two types are projected to combine to form the Metaverse.

Virtual Worlds
3D Chat
Active Worlds
Entropia Universe
Habbo Hotel
Second Life
VR Space

Mirror Worlds
Google Earth
Microsoft Virtual Earth