Monday, June 29, 2015

Meeting the Lindens at the SL12B

By Gemma Cleanslate

All the interviews with Lindens at the SL12B at the Dreamatorium have been so enjoyable this week. Each has brought a wonderful  perspective to the thoughts and aspirations for the continued improvement and continued progress in Second Life . I am very encouraged that SL is not going anywhere. Saffia Widdershins with different co-hosts every day did done a remarkable job of interviewing each day and keeping everyone on topic and actually digging into their thoughts. She also took some questions from the audience.  
Friday was the pinnacle moment as Astound and Enchantment regions filled up to the max to hear Ebbe Linden. Some who wanted to come in lingered on the edges of Wonderous and cammed in to watch and listen. The crowd was so overwhelming that it took a while to get the voices and cameras synced. As they started, Ebbe was happy to let us know he feels a better comeraderie among the lab and the residents and is happy about that. He spoke of continuing improvements in Second Life. They are working on several new projects besides Sansar: some virtual world games for children, a focus on  cashing out Lindens, and making it safer and easier for residents. 
Ebbe enjoys traveling around sl meeting people and talking with them as himself . Virtual Reality  is going to be around a long time and is still being invented in so many ways that Sansar is taking time to be ready to last many years. Second Life has been around 12 years and has a  future. Sansar will be approached to last as many years and longer and is more than a year before it is ready for prime time.

The Lab is working on how to make land less expensive and packages and products for Second Life and other ways to raise revenue. There are so many things going on at the Lab . Ebbe Linden has impressed me as a real leader who is keeping it all going.  I hope you will take the time to watch all the interviews of this past week. All the Lindens who visited at the Dreamatorium had lots to say. Try to watch all the videos . I have heard so many comments that when Sansar arrives the Second Life will become a has been. I have been so encouraged to hear over and over this week that Second Life is not going anywhere. It will continue to develop and be developed. It sounds like Ebbe is willing to do more questions and answers with the residents and committed that to Saffia.  Watch and see!

Monday 22nd June – Oz Linden, Engineering Director, Second Life.
Tuesday 23rd June – Patch Linden, Senior Manager, Product Operations, and Dee Linden, Land Product Specialist.
Wednesday 24th June – Xiola Linden, Lead Community Manager, and Pete Linden, Senior Director, Global Communications at Linden Lab.

Thursday 25th June – Danger Linden, Sr. Director, Product, Virtual Worlds and Troy Linden, Senior Producer.
Friday 26th June - Ebbe Linden, CEO of Linden Lab. 
Gemma Cleanslate

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