Friday, October 12, 2007

Whither virtual world interoperability

One of the most interesting things to come out of the Virtual Worlds conference in San Jose, which concluded last night, was the idea of virtual world interoperability.

This is the concept of being able to migrate identities, content and even currency between the various virtual worlds.

Well, you might ask how this affects you as a Second Life entrepreneur, but I would say it definitely does. That's because if interoperability ever does come to pass, it could make for a dynamic in which any content you create for your SL business can be easily moved directly into There.com or a Multiverse virtual world, or wherever.

Either way, this is far off in the future, but it's a very interesting idea. If it happens it could be a boon for entrepreneurs, as well as big businesses. If not, well, we continue on with life as normal.

In the meantime, you can read my story on the subject on CNET News.com.

2 comments:

dyerbrookME said...

Easily moved = easily copied. I'm astounded you aren't grappling with this Copybotification of the Metaverse, Daniel.

Nic Mitham said...

Hey Daniel,
Great post over on CNet.
I'm writing about interoperability as well, from a marketing perspective. I"d love to discuss a guest post on your blog about it.
Thanks
Nic