Today I was invited to the world's first carbon free conference; you guessed it, it takes place in second life!
'OneWorld pioneers carbon-free travel and events on OneClimate Island
On Tuesday 28th November 2006 at 3.0 pm, the international network for global justice, OneWorld, will host a carbon-free meeting on Second Life, as a follow-up meeting to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which concluded last week in Nairobi, Kenya.
The meeting is open to anyone in the world - but, appropriately for a climate change conference, produces no travel-related carbon emissions.
Instead the participants will meet as avatars on OneClimate Island, a virtual world dedicated to gathering and distributing shared solutions to climate change. The island, created by OneWorld, is part of the virtual world Second Life, which now has more than 1.5 million inhabitants and a local economy worth more than $18 million each month.'
Maybe this is just the start, a Blah in Second Life doesn't seem beyond the realms of the imagination.