Can you hear me now? GOOD!

Linden Labs announced plans to beta test voice in Second Life, using technology from both Vivox and DiamondWare. This is already generating some talk about how this effects the music community, but I am not sure this has the sort of impact say adapting ACC streaming technology in Second Life would have. There is a more social implication to allowing a person use their voice to discuss to someone else while using Second Life, but I hope it does not take away from the efforts in translation (see #1, Translator HUD), or communicating between different languages. Continue reading