Second Life was only, though a bold step, a first step. Virtual worlds can only be the natural result of all the technologies that are ever evolving around us. There are 3D games, there is the internet, there’s Habbo Hotel, there’s Myspace and last but not least, there are (many) people that want to hang around in an alternate reality, living the life of their alternate personality on their couch, with the fridge not too far away.

I’m a Nintendo Wii fanboy, and I was very critical of the PS3 (and still am about its price), but I really must credit Sony here for doing something very ambitious: Playstation Home (< site not yet online at the time of posting) is going to be available as a free download to every owner of a PS3 console. A high definition virtual world in HD, with its own economy. Check out the trailer below or a slightly higher quality version here. Welcome to Web 3.0! Linden Labs beware and be very wary…

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