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- Sep 20, 2018
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So, earlier this year a little known company called Worlds inc tried to sue Lindenlab for copyright infringement.
It turns out that they have their own virtualworld since the nineties that attracted attention from sponsors such as David Bowie, MTV and Stephen Spielberg in its heyday of say, 1999.
The world still exists and is usable, a quick look around with an avatar gives you a nice bit of 1990s nostalgia as most things are untouched since then.
I will note that the most recent custom avatars around remind me of 2008ish avatars of SL with a lot of cobbled together texture based fetish gear for the ladies.
Much like our virtual world, though, there is/was an underbelly. Where we have an unfortunate stereotype for pedophiles and weird kink content due to people not liking kid avvies, the weird pixelated quality of their avatars and them being around in the mallgoth heyday has given them a stereotype of being...a front for satanic cults!
I will admit there is something charming about the old builds, but also a little sad that most of it is a ghost town and even has bare concrete walls in spots where people could once hang signs and images freely(I'm assuming) and put little shops.
The above video gives a good rundown of worlds and the sites history, squashes some of what's ridiculous about the cult rumours, but then discovers some legitimately concerning content.
While I hope I am dead of old age by the time this happens to Secondlife, this is also our future. One day we're gonna be this ghostly, I hope not soon, and I hope the staff has enough dignity to simply pull the plug or let the Open Simulator people merge, rather then devolving into patent trolling and frivolous lawsuits!