Wednesday, 2 December 2009
The tropical paradise is such a over used illusion of Second Life one can see it as a kind of nightmare. The tropical island plays both roles on our imagination. It can never just be a place, a atoll of islands in the South Pacific is either a prison of a paradise, a place to be cast away at crawling with Japanese soldiers who don't know the war is over or topless girls whose fathers invite you to have sex with them.
For the millions of people in the developing South Pacific Second Life must seem a kind of strange place, where the tourists images of their reality are made real, and the true conditions of life on volcanic islands with developing economies are invisible.