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IBM and Linden Lab to collaborate on open standards for virtual worlds

IBM and Linden Lab (creator of <em>Second Life</em>) have teamed together to develop open standards that will enable virtual avatars to travel between virtual worlds.

IBM and Linden Lab (creator of Second Life) have teamed together to develop open standards that will enable virtual avatars to travel between virtual worlds.

A quote from Technology News Daily:

IBM and Linden Lab plan to work together on issues concerning the integration of virtual worlds with the current Web; driving security-rich transactions of virtual goods and services; working with the industry to enable interoperability between various virtual worlds; and building more stability and high quality of service into virtual world platforms.

Creating standards for a virtual world that help secure transactions, stability, and interoperability are key attributes that will appeal to businesses.

The Universalization of avatars (BBC) seems like a progression in technology that was waiting to happen. First there was e-mail, then SMS, then the presence services of today, and now the human being is going wholly online.

Do you see virtual worlds as the next high potential platform for enterprises?

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