by Sam McMillan

Their abs are flatter, their boobs are bigger, their ice is colder. They are the avatars of Second Life and, if the numbers are to be believed, there are millions of them, hanging out and hooking up in an online 3-D…

Their abs are flatter, their boobs are bigger, their ice is colder. They are the avatars of Second Life and, if the numbers are to be believed, there are millions of them, hanging out and hooking up in an online 3-D world made up of candy-colored polygons and a five-gigabyte code base.

Slick, richly interactive and offering unlimited opportunity, 3-D worlds have the potential to become the next generation interface of the Internet. Second Life currently occupies the white hot nexus where…

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