Chapter . How Avatars Affect the Real World

How Avatars Affect the Real World

Presto Merlin, Second Life

Big Business was storming Second Life and coming up short, but many of us unattached to corporations were making money in Second Life and from other systems as well, such as World of Warcraft, Eve Online, Entropia Universe, and others. Though many lived in the United States, I knew a couple of Koreans that were getting by as clothing designers, YadNi the Builder seemed to be making at least as much as David the hotel clerk was, and though Rraven and Dezire were on the edge, they didn’t fall off it.

All of us were, effectually, creating money and moving it into the countries we ...

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