For these unfamiliar with Second Life, it's a digital atmosphere during which customers work together with one another and a world they create. Consider it as a social platform on stereoids. It's additionally a platform for enhancing the way in which we work collectively. My aim with the digital atmosphere I helped create and proceed to construct upon is to permit guests to study group, mindfulness, and greatest practices in regenerative life-style and enterprise.
I do know these are all buzz phrases, however it’s a focus I work with purchasers on adopting and making use of to their organizations. There are various issues that go into constructing a enterprise whether or not it's a brick and mortar operation or solely Web-based. Inexperienced infrastructure concerns apply to each. Growing effectivity whereas reducing destructive impression on the world advantages the atmosphere and everybody in it. Etopia has been my means of demonstrating what we will do to create group, stay properly, and work efficiently. The nonprofits and professionals that decision Etopia dwelling in Second Life not solely respect this, however contribute to it.
How does all of this translate into actual world profit? Guests not solely study, however work together with, the concepts I've touched on above. For instance, when somebody is occupied with reducing their carbon footprint, however isn’t certain the best way to go about it they’ll expertise it at Etopia. They might trip a motorbike across the Plaza or stroll between outlets. These are actions that may be carried out in actual life as properly.
Guests can study and work together with how a cooperative works, what goes into constructing a tiny dwelling, establishing a photo voltaic array, or the best way to develop their very own meals in an residence. Guests additionally get to see how companies make the most of know-how, some good planning, and an enthusiasm for the atmosphere to decrease their impression and lower your expenses.
One nice instance is how I work with groups in Second Life and thru on-line boards to construct their organizational capability. This protects cash and offers members a possibility to experiment with creativeness to fulfill their aims. Whether or not making a imaginative and prescient assertion for a brand new nonprofit or making a undertaking plan, utilizing a platform like Second Life affords flexibility inside a strong workspace.
Digital environments should not for everybody. There’s a studying curve. There are those who see Second Life as one other on-line gaming platform like World of Warcraft. Nevertheless, when evaluated in context of a altering enterprise world and in gentle of the tutorial alternatives inherent in immersive experiences, Second Life, and by extension Etopia, supply limitless prospects.