11 hours ago
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The Drax Files: "Episode 16 - Feed a Smile"
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"A child in Kenya can eat today because your avatar gave 100 Linden Dollars at this concert!"
For Brique Topaz, who runs the Germany based non-profit "Live and Learn in Kenya", a statement like the above is nothing at all out of the ordinary: little bits of virtual currency from an online world, donated by avatars who listen to musicians represented by pixels helps pay for children in impoverished slums outside of Nairobi - makes total sense!
After all: user-to-user transactions in Second Life are over 500 million US$ per year. Why not funnel some of that cash to good causes?
Should you however feel confused whenever the topic of virtual reality and its impact on the physical realm is being discussed, fear not: invest the next 5 minutes and thou shalt be enlightened, with stories of passion, persistence and really good music.
More information on the web at http://www.leben-lernen-kenia.org/typo3/index.php?id=6&L=1
or live in-world at the Lavender Field: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feed%20A%20Smile/124/120/24"