What has the (virtual) world come to?$26,500 for a tropical island, sounds too good to be true, right? Of course it is, because this piece of volcanic rock doesn't actually exist in the real world; it is a piece of a virtual real estate found in the MMORPG Project Entropia. After reading this article, which details this act of fiscal irresponsibility, I am taken aback by three facts:
- Australians have internet connections.
- That it is plausible that David Storey, the nut in question, could make a profit off of leasing virtual mining & hunting rights.
- There are people--educated people, mind you--who study the economies of virtual worlds.
Go to Hell
I will never be able to afford wasting $26,500 in a year--college doesn't count, since I already graduated, however, if I did have that kind of money it would be wasted on pizza, porn and pork products.