Converging on convergence

A post on Second Life Future Salon expands on some of the implications brought on by the ease with which models can/will be imported into Google Earth and into Second Life, now that there are conversion tools for 3DsMax.

Elsewhere, they’re converging World of WarCraft with Second Life, sort of. Looks like all these virtual worlds just can’t wait to get mashed up (just look at yesterday’s post on Civ4, for example).

I wonder if we’ll end up having virtual overlays for Google Earth that serve similar entertainment functions as Second Life — allowing for fantasy apartment buildings in NYC, for example. But even a Google Earth layer suffers from scarcity… unless we each got our own, though that wouldn’t be as much fun.