Second life becoming more like real life

We realize this is the week of E3, and we’re willing to make certain concessions to the techno-geeks since its essentially their Rosh Hashanah.

But news from the BBC that it will offer a virtual broadcast of its Big Weekend Music Festival in Dundee, Scotland from within the videogameSecond Life” goes alarmingly beyong the pale.

Live concerts were one of the few blandishments that frustrated better halves could use to extract their “Second Life”-addicted spouses from the house. Now, live concerts are actually within their own games?

We ask: If reality continues to seep into games, where does it stop?

We imagine a modern day “Lysistrata” ensuing, with wives threatening to deny their husbands sex, and husbands barely looking up from their keyboards to ask, “What are you talking about? You and I are in the middle of having sex in ‘Second Life’ at this very moment!”