Facebook is evil. This is just more proof.
In medical technology, Tokyo researchers have discovered a way to hack body parts--their prototype, unnervingly titled "PossessedHand", is shown here with an accompanying disturbing video. Still, could it one day help stroke victims, or those who can't walk, to regain mobility and limb movement? The researchers think that's a strong possibility...possessed or not.
Meanwhile, more hacking of personal information--this time, CitiBank was hacked, and the perpetrators made off with more than 360,000 credit card numbers (CitiBank admits not knowing how many more numbers were discovered, due to a huge gap in their, I hesitate to name it so, "security").
And back to SL, with this lovely quote:
"Why is Duran Duran opening a virtual club in Second Life? Is Duran Duran even still a group? Is Second Life even still a thing that people do? Is there a vast crossover demographic of Duran Duran fans who enjoy virtual sandbox realms? Is this going to lead to a rash of overly-sexualized "Hungry Like The Wolf"-themed avatars?"BWAHAHAHAHAHA....
In the meantime, a little video action:
And this one, from Soup Radio, is pretty much the typification of the level of crap builds people were offered at SL8B. If Second Life has been around eight years, and the highest aspiration people can think to bring to the table is a cheesy pair of open lips screaming "ART ART ART" and "DEBATE DEBATE DEBATE" into disembodied cheesy ears, while four copybotted statues of Philip Linden hold up a sepia-toned earth globe...well, no, that actually pretty accurately represents the state of things on SL right now.
Great job, Soup Radio. You've shown exactly why so many avatars and businesses are turning their backs on SL, never to return. Go you.