September 7, 2007 11:45 am
‘… Finally, and due to a technical problem - of Linden Lab - during the count, the votes were lost without possibility of recovering them, reason why the result of the process was the one that already has commented. In any case, the reading of the note in cursiva in both letters is interesting: “This is a satire - what it means that is fictitious, not “a real” election. Has treated, then, of an experiment - of political shade, without a doubt - in “real time” within the virtual world? Of to have been thus: Directed by whom? Linden Lab? To analyze the behavior/interest of the residents in the self-government, its political tendencies… or is a previous test to possible elections in SL?‘
Is what I read when
I Google Translate translated this document Dolmere pointed me to to English. Lokikn Allen, the author of ‘el metaverso político’, promised in Dolmere’s comments to translate the article in English. Although if I’m not mistaken, he says he makes that promis as a politician, so… :p
But a few things:
- This was not an actual political experiment, and no way Linden Labs was involved in this. It’s just something Myg & Alex, Wrath, I and some others came up with. We showed some ‘worst case’ scenario’s for Second Life’s future and some real good utopia ones. And we have proven that a lot of Residents do have ideas about Second Life’s future and do wish to be involved in one way or another, besides just being treathed as ‘targets for RL corporations’.
- The votes did not ‘really’ get lost. There was no voting held as there is no way for us to detrone Governor Philip Linden. We were rather sure that at that moment in time - and maybe even now, who knows - by our readers public, he would not have been reelected. As inventory loss was one of the huge grid problems we were facing at that moment in time, it was the best way to solve the problem to give him another term as Governor of Second Life. As we clearly stated: this is satire, SL political role playing.
- I had a lot of fun being ‘Candidate Vint Falken’. *grins* Eventhough Candidate Vint Falken was roleplaying too and there was a lot of satire in my campaign, I did get to ‘tackle’ one issue that I’m really worried about. And response was positive and showed that I was not the only one worrying.
- I still want to see that machinima someday, Wrath. ;) *even bigger grin*