Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Real Life into Second Life
by Samala, Sowmya, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 73; 1486543
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to showcase Real Life enterprises alongside a virtual, make believe environment. Second life is one such Virtual World that is achieving amazing response from various sectors all over the world. Second Life creates a platform for networking among various users, which in turn helps them to market their projects and gain reputation.

An attempt is made in this study to familiarize the Real life investors about the use of this new technology and also to vendors about advertising their projects in Second Life. This study tries to elucidate about Virtual financial involvement which is actual monetary fund even though developed in a 3d Virtual environment. The study also discusses the means of communication provided by the Second Life for communicating with various visitors worldwide. It also gives an idea about how the design and architecture can be made similar to the real life. The modifications made during construction in real life and its relation to this 3d Virtual World prevents the vendors and dealers from possible repercussions of the architecture and also cost issues. This assists the users in utilizing all the available support for achieving a good infrastructural building in real life even though the user is miles away.

The following paper contains information about developing a Virtual Real Estate project and marketing it in Real Life. This study also describes how Second Life mirrors Real Life and hence uses it to develop efficient, cost effective projects in a timely manner. This research tries its best to give a detailed description of how we can utilize Second life for marketing Real Estate projects.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Englert, Burkhard
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Computer science
Publication Number: 1486543
ISBN: 978-1-124-25124-0
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