- Why do we need a second life?
- communtiy + online games + simulation = Second Life
- go to secondlife.com
- More than 15 million users, 28,274,505 online hours
- What does SL mean for people?
- It used to mean sex and money (but not now)
- Game? (chess); work? (The number of Second Life residents generating more than $5,000 in monthly income has more than quadrupled to 116 in the past year, according to San Francisco’s Linden Lab, owner of Second Life.); place?; tool?; entertainment?; sport?; opportunity?; appearance?
- register, download, install, open, log in
- You will be redirected to orientation island to learn the basic features.
- Avatars: alter egos or different avatars
- You can fly, walk, teleport, buy, sell, build.
- Communication (chat, IM, e-mail, voice)
- advantages (3D, media content, fast communication – SL fitness)
- disadvantages (reliability, serious hardware requirement)
- why do we need a SL?
Take-home message: great opportunities for patients and medical professionals as well.
- How do medical students and physicians use it?
- Imperial College of London
- NHS London
- Scifoo Lives On
- Genome Island and many more
- Healthinfo Island
- Virtual Ability
- SLStroke and many more
- Where to follow health events?
- Barack Obama in SL
Take-home message: SL provides useful tools to organize meetings, educate and learn without borders.