As computer technology has improved, today’s online environments have become more complex and realistic. One website that has attracted over six million Internet users is Second Life. Second Life is a three-dimensional (3-D) online world where people work, shop, sell and trade items, meet others, go to concerts, and much more. Users, who and called “residents,”create their own characters, or “avatars.” They use their avatars to explore Second Life’s virtual world.
In addition to escaping the stress of their daily lives, users can also escape who they are in the real world and live out their fantasies. for example, residents can change their occupations, physical appearance and even their nationalities. a doctor from the united states can be a brazillian musician on second life, or banker can choose to be an olympic basketball player. basically, second life lets users live in a world without limitationds. this is very exciting to many people.