We see this people-centric evolution of the Web in social networks and Web 2.0 – capabilities that enable people to find each other, form communities, share information, and collaborate on a variety of endeavors. Now we are bringing to this new people-centric spirit the highly visual, interactive applications in Virtual Worlds. This new breed of applications is being rethought around the people who design them, maintain them and use them, instead of asking those people to come down to the level of the computers.
Irving has an avatar, and he’s digging what he sees.
He also reminds us that a lot of these quickly-becoming-mainstream activities have been around longer than we might think, in places like corporate and government supercomputer research labs, like the “CAVE.