Congratulations to Anshe Chung on becoming a RL millionaire in SL. Since featuring in Rob Hof’s BusinessWeek cover story on SL back in May, Anshe has gone on to grow her SL assets into a RL one million dollar portfolio. Converting her initial investment of $9.95 into $1 million dollars over the space of 30 months is to be applauded. Wishing Anshe and all her team at Anshe Chung Studios continued good health, happiness and wealth in the future.
One of the areas which has held much promise since the dawn of the Internet has been the field of data visualization. Four SL related posts caught my eye on data visualization. The first by Aimee Weber giving a sneak preview of the soon to be launched NOAA 3D weather visualization. The second by Andrew Burton sharing his hack for running presentations in SL to which Mitzpatrick Fitzsimmons posted a better alternative by way of a comment. The third by Akela Talamasca announcing Virtual Reality Networks (VRN) launch of Second Life News. The fourth was by Tao Takashi summarizing lessons learned from streaming a RL conference into SL. Each served to remind me how virtual worlds are still in their infancy and that we have only just begun to scratch the surface in exploring and re-imagining their potential.