Almost all of what we do on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Google+ was predicted, some might even say preordained, by an ancient race of wizards and warriors in the 1970s and 1980s. I'm talking about Multi User Dungeons (MUDs) and the activity of Mudding.
Wow, your very own space station for $330k, sounds like a real bargain. Until you realize that it's located on Planet Calypso, a virtual world. Yes, in the midst of the great recession, someone actually paid $330,000 for a virtual space station.