Elon University

A vision for the future

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Name: Omar

Bio: Virtual World Member and Researcher

Area of Expertise: Advocate/Voice of the People

Topic: General, Overarching Remarks

Headline: Dystopia or Utopia

Nutshell: Evolution of a virtual mind - the virtual "I".


The internet will eventually enable us to live forever in a virtual world, in which we can achieve our true potential as pure minds.

As the Earth becomes more ravaged by the impact of man’s industrial activities, and the population increases to unsustainable levels, man will reach out to the rest of the solar system, or alternatively retreat into a virtual world. We will download our personalities into computers and live together in a virtual world, thereby achieving the eternal dream of immortality. The physical system in the real world would possibly be maintained by robots.

Date Submitted: December 13, 2006