The Blank Canvas

Some time ago I had a conversation with a new friend concerning a problem I had at the time. She made the comments that when entering Second Life, “I’m completely new and have no idea about anything. I’m a blank canvas for your problems see.” The fact that the virtual world acts as a clean slate for any problems, debt, or lack of fame makes worlds like Second Life any more interesting. If your not famous and pretty in real life, you can be in a virtual space. If you want power and wealth, all you have to do is raid more in World of Warcraft. When entering virtual worlds, your virtual world birthday speaks nothing of your RL knowledge, yet a lone knowledge of anything else. You are based on what you have done within that world. It’s a clean slate, a starting from scratch, and quite interesting…

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