Not Saussure

February 18, 2007

Virtual drugs

Filed under: Uncategorized — notsaussure @ 7:16 pm

More strangeness in Second Life.    Apparently residents of the virtual world can take a virtual drug, Seclimine, which not only gets their avatar stoned but, by launching an inductive system on their PC, attempts to give them the same mind-altering experience in real life.

Second Life News Center
has more details; apparently

While your avatar is staggering and lurching under an animation replicating the outer effects of necking a handful of foul pills that some nerve-damage case mixed up in a bathtub and probably cut with talcum powder and rat poison, motion graphics and audio launch to commence a hypnotic induction. The inductive system is intended to, from what I can gather, get you good and dopey, disoriented, and wondering why the walls are melting and the floor is made of meat.

 and there’s another account of a Seclimine trip here.   Not being a member of Second Life I fear I can’t comment on how accurate these may be.

I also see from the News Centre that the would-be US Presidential candidate John Edwards has opened a campaign centre there.     I assume it can only be a matter of time before he and his staff are hit by a virtual drugs scandal.

Via Boing Boing

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