According to Rita J. King of DancingInk Productions, Gartner predicts that by 2011 80% internet users will have avatars. Jean Miller, Head of International Initiatives for Linden Labs introduced herself and Second Life in world to a group of global conference delegates at GK3 – her prediction for the next five years was all wrapped up in one word “interoperability”. She talked about their work with IBM and how many companies were now trying to bridge the gap into Second Life. We heard from Stefan Geens about the House of Sweden in Second Life , and Jovan Maldives Embassy and Embassy of the Philippines . Joshua Fouts of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy in answer to my question about new research said much more research is on the way coming out to time with a conference next Autumn. What’s more the questions and chat from Second Life, the contributions and quality of the sound for Jean Miller’s contribution and linking with the real world crowd in Kuala Lumpur worked really well – no mean feat. Congratulations to session producers DiploFoundation.
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