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Second Life Bleeds into First

SecondLife_Me_and_My_New_Husband.jpgWhat the hell is up with this Second Life game? A few weeks ago, I posted a story about a woman in Japan who was arrested and charged after she killer her cyber-husband in a game similar to Second Life. And now, in Britain, a woman is divorcing her real husband after she discovered he was having an affair. On Second Life. With a virtual woman:

A British woman is divorcing her husband after discovering his online alter-ego was having an affair with a virtual woman in the fantasy world of Second Life, media reported on Friday.

Amy Taylor, 28, said her three-year marriage to David Pollard, 40, came to an end when she twice walked in on him watching his online character, Dave Barmy, having sex with other virtual women.
Second Life enables players to create online lives in which their virtual alter ego, or avatar, can socialize, develop relationships, buy property and set up businesses in an imagined world using the game’s virtual currency.

It’s probably no surprise to learn that this couple initially met in Second Life. Nevertheless:

Taylor always had suspicions about Pollard’s online loyalty. At one point she hired a virtual detective to test whether his avatar was cheating on her, after finding him at the computer watching his character having sex with a prostitute.
Pollard passed that honeytrap test but earlier this year Taylor found his character in a compromising position with another virtual woman.

Ummm. Some people take this shit way too seriously.

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Umm, yeah... I stole cars and beat up prostitutes on GTA... am I going to get arrested now?

I find myself understanding our global society less and less. Why people?!?! WHY???!!