Enterprise-Class Second Life
Because office workers don’t waste enough time in their day, Linden Labs, creator of Second Life, and IBM are partnering to develop their own virtual world that will be hidden away behind the corporate firewall.
The system is said to be useful for sales training and collaboration exercises and will be integrated with other back-end applications. This will allow workers to manage business data from within the virtual conference room.
Is this something we really need? I never got into Second Life, and as such, I am not sure if I can really understand the fascination with adding such tools to the workplace. I feel like Second Life doesn’t provide the interaction needed to truely be more productive than other groupware applications.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.