Convergence: the march continues

Sprint has announced a new mobile gaming opportunity, NFL Airplay. This game lets participants call the next play for any NFL game in real time. You score every time you correctly guess the next play. You can then compare your score with a group of friends or any of the wider community of users. For now the only prize is bragging rights, but you can wager there’ll be more to follow. Speaking of which, imagine the first game played with real NFL players in which the Sprint Airplay community votes on the next play, with the play with the most votes actually being played out on the field….

Friday’s NYT Escapes section Nov 3,2006,  features a resort in the virtual world of Secondlife.  There’s a little humor/irony that this feature should hit the same week that the latest fall in print newspaper readership was announced.  Did I mention that Reuters has opened a bureau in SecondLife?

                                                                                                                                    

Which will happen first: Starbucks on the corner starts taking
Linden dollars for that latte or  we find a “Save the Pixel” movement in SecondLife?

 

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