It seems clear to me that the next stage in informatic integration is break down the barriers that exist between the innumerable platforms and content online. The next stage should be “mash up” of everything that exists so far, so that all the redundant content is no longer separable. For example, as an opinion in the Economist writes, how can one move furniture from Second Life into the newer metaverses like Entropia? This is not possible today, given modern conditions of production and exchange. But arguably, there is a greater metaverse out there, one in which all online content can be exchanged and flow fluidly to and from the existing “gated communities,” if you will.
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