A few days back I alerted WorldChanging’s prolific Jamais Cascio to recent news concerning the rapid-manufacturing of homes (see my earlier post – Link). He wrote a rather long entry as a result and to my surprise much of it is on some of what I’ve been doing. I’d actually have been more comfortable not being mentioned. And the funny thing is, I wasn’t really mentioned at all. Csven Concord, who is cited in the article, is of course the name of my avatar in Second Life.
Last year I pointed out during a conversation with another resident, Gwyneth LLewelyn, how a MSM outlet had used her virtual identity as a “source” for their article (the first time I’d ever seen that happen). They even quoted this virtual person as if it were flesh-and-blood. The real person behind Gwyneth didn’t seem to think anything of it. I’m not sure what I think now that it’s happened to me. But it does feel a bit odd to have a virtual persona created for a relatively small virtual world simulation move into the real world.
Makes me wonder if I need to be concerned about two possible targets for identity theft. Now how did the guys on Star Trek fuse Captain Kirk back together?