Avatars worlds

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   The avatars worlds strike us day by day, in a way that sometimes makes us loose        what we call humanity. This blog will analize some of the avatars worlds available on the cyberspace.

   Let’s find out what avatars lost.

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5 responses to “Avatars worlds

  1. AVATAR is short for:
    Associative Visual Artifact To Assist Recognition.

    The use of Avatar to mean online virtual bodies was popularised by Neal Stephenson in his cyberpunk novel Snow Crash (1992). In Snow Crash, the term Avatar was used to describe the virtual simulation of the human form in the Metaverse, a virtual-reality version of the Internet. Social status within the Metaverse was often based on the quality of a user’s avatar, as a highly detailed avatar showed that the user was a skilled hacker and programmer while the less talented would buy off-the-shelf models in the same manner a beginner would today. Stephenson wrote in the “Acknowledgments” to Snow Crash:

    The idea of a ‘virtual reality’ such as the Metaverse is by now widespread in the computer-graphics community and is being used in a number of different ways. The particular vision of the Metaverse as expressed in this novel originated from idle discussion between me and Jaime (Captain Bandwidth)Taffe…The words ‘avatar’ (in the sense used here) and ‘Metaverse’ are my inventions, which I came up with when I decided that existing words (such as ‘virtual reality’) were simply too awkward to use…after the first publication of ‘Snow Crash’ I learned that the term ‘avatar’ has actually been in use for a number of years as part of a virtual reality system called ‘Habitat’…in addition to avatars, Habitat includes many of the basic features of the Metaverse as described in this book.

  2. I have struggled with feeling that avatars are toys. Why people play with toys… they are not human ? Avatars are not the true human being and have even no relation with humanity …

  3. Avatars are a big form of virtual insanity. We give humanity to our avatars as long as we recive it back.

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