Philip Linden giving a talk about how to re-invent money.

Philip Linden is unmistakable with his signature hairdo and classic attire. I had the chance to sit in on his lecture on re-inventing money, and it was interesting. He discussed a utopian view on how money could be distrubuted more equitably to improve society as a whole. The way Philip commands the virtual stage of Second Life, moving closer to his virtual audience, adds an impressive layer of engagement. During the Q&A session, he approaches avatars who ask questions on voice chat and faces them. His ability to project stage presence through his avatar and engage residents was quite remarkable.

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