Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What My Philip Is Up To!

As you may remember, I posted awhile back that "my Philip", a.k.a. Philip Rosedale in first life and Philip Linden in SecondLife, had completely dropped out of the leadership of Linden Lab (both the management and the board).

Well, I put my dear friend, attorney and sleuth Diana Gilderoy on the track and she has now reported back with some exciting news.

My darling Philip has actually started work on creating a new and improved virtual world for us. Philip and Mitch Kapor and some other imaginative people have started a company named High Fidelity. On the company's blog the first thing they declare is this:
"The Idea
We're building a new virtual world enabling rich avatar interactions driven by sensor-equipped hardware, simulated and served by devices (phones, tablets and laptops/desktops) contributed by end-users."
Take a look here for more, High Fidelity blog and this interesting post on TechCrunch by Leena Rao, which was posted on April 4, 2013, Second Life Founder Raises $2.4M For New Stealth Startup, High Fidelity 

It is not yet known what Philip and his friends plan to call the new world but I should imagine that we can safely assume that ThirdLife is out of the question.

P.S.I have been thinking about this and have come to the conclusion that it is a really smart move by Philip to create a new and improved world from scratch, because that way he circumvents and avoids to have to deal with the usual crowd of loudmouthed residents in SecondLife who yell, kick and scream about any and every - minor or major - change that is made.


  1. Hugs Bock, glad to give you good news! Myself, well Hunter and I have been without internet for 4 days now due to a nasty power surge! We were reduced to actually reading real books and had to dig out our old DVD collection. I am still having trouble logging into SL, sigh. I think it's the ISP. So, tell Carol I am ok, and I hope to see you all soon :)

  2. P.S. I inadvertently forgot to credit Carol as the intrepid sleuth :)


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