I don’t know if I’m more scared by what it is written in this article “A World of Warcraft Worlds” or by the fact I do believe that what is written there will really happen, soon. If you are intrigued by online games and their (future?) impact on society, read it.
Nice. What I would change in that vision is integration of virtual and real world – this was not carried out in the full. There was just one example of shopping with virtual interface, but than he continues with “You can’t really hurt anyone from within the metaverse”, if you can use the virtual world as an interface to the real one than this is not true. Total immersion is the most effective interface and for sure will be used by military and police.