The Metaverse Republic, a “legal system for Second Life, with real powers of enforcement originating in user-created tools, and a democratic parliament,” publicly opened its website today. Though the MR is a relatively new project (“Metaverse Republic” is a great name, but somebody has to be the first to abbreviate it), the organizers are obviously dedicated to the effort, and it appears to have real potential.
You can learn quite a bit about the nuts and bolts of the project by reading this Executive Summary of the MR’s Founding Charter, and by listening to this podcast interview with one of the people driving the effort, from the blog Metaversed. (VB pointed readers toward the podcast yesterday.)
I’m making this item a “Reader Roundtable” and specifically soliciting comments because I think it’s a topic that is going to be important to a lot of readers, and of course, to the organizers — who I know read VB.
So what’s your opinion on the project? Will it work? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Is it good or bad for the grid? If you’re a land owner, is it something you’d participate in? See you in the comments.
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