Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Mitch Kapor at Davos: Second Life

Mitch Kapor, speaking at Davos, discusses Second Life.

The $100 billion opportunity

If you look at the history of disruptive technology platforms, like the PC, like the Internet itself, it appears that Second Life, or more properly virtual worlds, are going through that same type of explosive growth that happens when you have a very open platform, in which the barriers to entry and participation are low, in which there’s a lot of entrepreneurial incentive, and also a lot of idealism. And when you make the system open the way it is, with the open source client and more opening to come, people will invent fabulous applications of things to do.

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