Second Life – Japan launch

TokyoMango reports that the Japanese beta will be launched soon. You can register at http://secondlife.com/world/jp/

It’s an obvious step. From what I gather, there’s already a significant Japanese in SL already, IM’ing each other in hiragana. In any case, East Asia societies are probably the most tech-savvy and wired.

We’re a little bit closer to a metaverse with worldwide participation (SL already has worldwide access — in theory you can log in anywhere so long as you have a good internet connection). But there’re still two major obstacles –

1. Lack of compatibility (can Second Life sync with HiPiHi? Can I transfer avatars etc between both virtual worlds?)

2. No real-time translation app.

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