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Where the hell is everyone?

Well the question, partly because its spring break.

Rest comes form the videos I have been seeing – the travel videos.
First one – of Matt Harding

The link sent by Kavi (roommate of my previous days, and currently sender of the coolest things around net)

And this the other one; that I chanced upon yesterday, of Molotov Alva put together by filmmaker Douglas Gayeton.

I don’t quite understand this one, what is meant by “Molotov disappeared”. Does he no longer want to be, does he no longer want to be here?

Both these travelers, both “broken free” and both of them wanting to express it.

Here is a video which Molotov supposedly made.

He claims that there is no laughter track in real life, and the advertisers have led us into believing in them (something that believe too).
I am waiting for Molotov’s other videos, the purpose of the present ones are however, still unclear to me. Is he trying to examine his life in Second Life? He quotes Socrates, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” True, no contest, but what is the life that is totally spent in its own examination, is it life at all?

One of his(?) other video mention that some travelers journalize, some blog, some write, yada yada and some tape, and he has taken to taping his life. In Second World? What disturbs me is he is going to spend his entire life taping himself in second world to understand what he is becoming? Has not what become has become? Does not that need prodding?

Let me establish very clearly that I am no Second Life hater or anti-SL. Far from it, I believe that it has potentials for several things. Can it bring a change to way people earn? Yes. Can it bring a change in the way folks socialize? It has already started too.Can it change the way economics of the world? I don’t know and possibly even yes.
Is it worth giving up your real life/first life/straight world life completely. That I am very unsure of.

I know for the certain fact that people can acquire totally different personalities in online world, it is easy to do so, you have the personality you want to have. Messengers, chat rooms, online dating sites allowed all that. But in Second Life, not only you can have a new personality but a new life all together. Molotov is wandering around the whole island with a vestigial organ which is a remnant of his straight world entity, something that he will have to drag with himself, since it was his part and something entirely useless (to him).
The SL version of haunting past? The great escape trick?

It is true that laughter track does not exist in the real world and no one dances like Matt too(esp. when he claims that he is a bad dancer, :P , he dances better than me anyways). Are we missing the presence of laughter track too much that we escape into SL or do we want to run away from it that we want a refuge in SL?

One traveler clearly had me laughing, and other thinking and bit disturbed.
To each its own…
While I enjoy the actual spring I have been gushing too much around.

Sameer Halai » Blog Archive » Molotov - last seen in California, now only found in Second Life said,

March 23, 2007 @ 8:26 am

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