In exchange for insights on the concept of the dynamic knowledge repository, audience members watched a speech delivered by a gray-haired, suit-and-tie clad avatar bearing a more than passable resemblance to the man best known for inventing the computer mouse. The talk, held at a virtual locale known as Democracy Island in the multiplayer online world Second Life, drew a less realistic audience. Some in the crowd weren’t even human, sporting features like antennae, fur and wings.
Read this article at Wired News. UPDATE: Second Life entrepreneurs earn a lucrative living online & Saving lives in the virtual world two podcasts from C|Net and Millionaires and virtual training (also from C|Net)