The Virtual Frontier
WEEK 3 DISCUSSION
Welcome to WELCOME to the discussion for WEEK 3. Please respond in complete sentences for each question, unless directed to do otherwise, demonstrating in your reply that you have read the material in order to receive full credit.
Topic 1: The Virtual Frontier
This week, you watched Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier (Chapter 7).
The authors summarized 15 theses about the digital future.
Which of the theses do you see as the most hopeful? Explain your choice.
Topic 2: Digital Nation
This week you watched Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier (Chapter 7) and Second Life – The Online 3D Virtual World.
Rosedale’s mission with Second Life is to fix the problem of alienation that technology created.
Do you believe that more technology, for example virtual worlds, can solve the problem of alienation that technology helped to create in the first place? Why or why not? Is there a solution to this problem? Do you have any experience with virtual worlds such a SecondLife or World of Warcraft? If so, what are your thoughts on virtual worlds?