Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Have any of you seen this?

Seriously, I can't imagine being mad enough at anybody in real life to kill them, let alone in a virtual world. I have previously read stories about people carrying on alternate lives in the virtual world; affairs, prostitution, drug-running and various other illicit activities.

For some reason this story just made me feel so sad for humanity! If people are living their lives in virtual reality at the risk of incarceration and monetary fines in the real world, how great can the virtual world really be? I understand the feeling of being somebody else and the role playing that comes along with "Second Life" and the virtual world, but sacrificing your "real world" to play in the other world is just a sad commentary on the world today.

I've said my peace, thank you very much!

4 comments:

kel said...

Duuude....people who live their lives online are weird. Wait.......

Princess Pointful said...

Wow... I don't know what is sadder, her for plotting this, or him for actually calling the police about it (unless it seemed like a real threat to his life, I suppose).

littlemansmom said...

I have issue about adults playing video games in general! I mean...you are GROWN-UPS...behave like one! Seriously, games are supposed to be for kids and these types of games should just not be permitted at all....the whole thing is just wrong!

Helmey said...

I’m going to kill blog cyber Kel if she doesn’t lock it up and get over whatever her deal is with me…