Business Week Reports: The Future of the 3D web

My $.02 -- this article is a long one, a decent read, so Ill re-cap

"It feels like the early days of the Internet," says Steve Prentice, a vice-president at Gartner Research (IT ). Gartner estimates that by 2011, 80% of Internet users and major companies will have avatars, or digital replicas of themselves, for online work and play.

I agree... very similar to 1994

Companies will need to agree on standards that would allow an open 3D world to exist.

A 3D worlds version on Apache - Opensim? -- Croquet? -- Will SL
open up their grid server in time to be a player in the open source 3D server space?


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