Sunday, January 21, 2007

Forget Second Life - Get a First Life!

This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time - a long-overdue parody of the suddenly-famous of-the-moment immersive reality site called Second Life, where folks pay real human money to buy pretend...uh, I mean virtual property and clothes for their electronic avatar. This new site called First Life hypes a new "3D analog world where server lag does not exist" - of course, they're talking about the 'real' world. Very funny, especially the running counter of Total Residents. "Access your closet to build your First Life look..." They're logo is Your World. Sorry About That, and the page includes "ads from a First Life 'Search Engine'"

UPDATE: This is from the same guys who brought you iCryptex, a hilarious Apple-OS-as-Religion site. Example: a picture of the glass cube Apple store recently opened in NYC with a caption that reads "New Temple Open." Funny.

UPDATE AGAIN: Thought it would be down by now but the First Life site is still up and running and even got what can only be called a letter of encouragement from Linden Labs, those folks behind Second Life. "We know a parody when we see one." Classy.

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