Looking to open up a discussion her on the interface between second life and real life.
Second Life seems to be having a hard time at the moment, particularly in the real world built environment. It is seen by many as time waster, a game or even a pornographic site. How can we really start to use the potential of SL as an educational or communication tool within our sector? Where are the real case studies of how SL can benefit the real world, and how can we broadcast them.
I know that GridWorks carries some great examples - but the people I speak to about them cannot see the benefits yet, and as one construction manager said -' its too science fiction for me'. I also spoke to a college director on using SL as a virtual world tool for his classes - 'oh we would never do that' was the reply.
So... how ?