Reuters reported yesterday that Bureau Chief Adam Pasick will conduct a Second Life virtual-world panel with guests including Linden Lab Chairman Mitch Kapor, author and entrepreneur John Battelle, former Virginia Governor Mark Warner, and musician Peter Gabriel during the World Economic Forum, which takes place Jan. 24-28 with the theme being The Shifting Power Equation. Participants will have their own customized avatars and will take questions from real-world Second Life residents.
Second Life is "a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents." Reuters actually runs a Second Life "bureau" staffed by real-world tech journalist Adam Pasick, but his avatar's name is Adam Reuters. According to Reuters, $1,184,358 real U.S. dollars has been spent in Second Life over the past 24 hours.