Excerpt: The U.S.
government is taking a giant leap into the virtual realm with the
creation of a parallel world intended for training, education and
networking. What began as a platform to improve collaboration of
emergency management personnel has evolved into a benefit for all
government agencies. The project is government-owned and incorporates
techniques and technologies unavailable in civilian efforts, offering a
robust, powerful tool for conducting business."
"The hallmark of revolution is that the goals of the revolutionaries cannot be contained by the institutional structure of the society they live in. As a result, either the revolutionaries are put down, or some of those institutions are transmogrified, replaced, or simply destroyed. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."