What is Second Life? Is it a Metaverse or not?
I recently came across an exciting platform called Second Life or Second life. It is often called as ‘SL’. Many people know this platform as a gaming platform, other calls it as a virtual world to meet with strangers and do things.
I created my account in SL, experienced this platform and found that this is one of the oldest Metaverse platform. It has the virtual places, navigations, profiles, marketplace, destinations, places, outfits and so many things.
This platform is having one of the best graphics, colors, options and the environment. This platform came into existing in 2003, yes, this is way before we even heard about the word ‘Metaverse’.
History of Metaverse –
The word metaverse became popular after the company Facebook rename itself to Meta. After that people didn’t respond positively towards the new name for this company. Major reason was that it was not very popular word at that time. But later on, this word has become the hot topic for anyone.
There are many websites which have started their names from the word Meta. Even below are the few popular domain names which are available for selling at very minimal price –
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Second Life does work as a second life for many… as they run their real businesses there and earn in Lindens. There are real sellers and buyers on SL which make the transactions world millions.
How to access SL?
To access Second Life, you need to download the second life viewer from the below link – https://secondlife.com/support/downloads/
This viewer is the basic viewer to access this metaworld.
There are other viewers available on internet as well which allows to walk into SL. I myself has installed an another viewer called FireStorm viewer. It can be downloaded from – https://www.firestormviewer.org/choose-your-platform/
Firestrom does provides better navigation and more options to play into SL metaworld.
You will need to have good laptop/ desktop to access second life. Otherwise, viewer won’t be able to support the second life platform.
How to shop at Second Life?
This platform uses a currency called linden dollar to make any purchase. This currency can be purchased easily with USD currency. There are so many transactions happening on every day.
You can read more about Lindens at – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Second_Life
Furthermore, I would like to add that navigations in SL are also user friendly. There are enormous options to navigate which takes between 1-2 week of time for exploration.
Read my other article on Future of Metaverse –
Refer to my free video on accessing Second Life here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNwprgFEZio