Culture | A parallel universe online intensifies the tensions of this universe
by Megan Rieger
Posted 9/22/07, 12:00 am
While many Americans watch football or post-season baseball games next month, and many others play computer games where they control the movements of a soldier or an elf, tens of thousands of others will be manipulating virtual images of themselves-so-called avatars-in a parallel universe. They are part of Linden Lab's Second Life, a computer program that allows users to spend hours or days of their own lives trying on a different existence in a virtual world.