Since I'm not going anywhere anyway, and since I like to give the benefit of the doubt and not become inflamed before anything actually takes place I am just watching the current triple ecksification process. There is a triple ecks continent planned, we are told. That doesn't necessarily mean there will be ghetto-isation of triple ecks in Pornistan, but if the XXX-odus leads to a gridded continent of compounds like cells in a prison (as there seems to be in a continent named Ursula) then that's... ...distressing. It's all very creepy, in every way.
I'm just wondering how close the weave on the filtration net is; I'm sure there are things I'd consider ugly and horrid - thing is right now I would need to go looking for it to find it. At least I am in SL every day minding my own business and I don't ever seem to accidentally find myself in places that offend me. I'm not quite sure what offends me beyond depictions of child rape, anyway, when speaking of a virtual reality. The things griefers put on particles can be disturbing, but this isn't about putting griefers on a separate continent called Lullz Island or something.
No one in their right mind is offended by naked bodies, but I'm sure people from the worlds of education and business are interested in gaining control over anything they can gain control over. I like messy variety, but it seems that's not what we shall have. It all seems to go along with the uses of SL for educational purposes, and I suppose if it's adapt to education or die then the choice is easy. I hate seeing people upset and leaving in droves over these crises, which in fact may occur with a lapse of time between (get upset but not leave until somewhere appears to go to). LL created something unique and wonderful with SL, and the difficulties and revenue loss connected to sustaining that vision is exactly why no one else has equaled it, or has even wanted to try. Only the SL founders saw the value in a world they would not control; everyone else makes very buttoned-down and tightly controlled environments. And now control is coming to SL, too. I'm watching, but I'm not happy about it.
posted by - 7:00 PM