— One World Is Not Enough
Second Life now sounds prehistoric. We all have a third, fourth, fifth life in which it takes nothing to become a premier league footballer, a Viking, a warrior, an animal, a woman, a man, a transgender. The need to visit other worlds belongs to the human being since the ancient times, it’s part of evolution. Cinema has been there and so have novels and the Greek theatre.
These are all ways to multiply oneself, becoming another person. Such need to escape from ourselves is not a cultural novelty, then. However, this wish is totally fulfilled through technology, continuously offering more attractive and accessible escape ways.
To reach all the possible worlds all you need is a smartphone. A place that for marketing and evil geniuses like Fortnight has meant 125 million users with a billion dollars income per year.