A Utopia Online? (Not Quite)

Can a virtual community online create a utopia? Second Life tried. “In the last year, the number of people who had visited Second Life skyrocketed from 100,000 to 2 million. As the population grows, early denizens are learning the truth of Jean-Paul Sartre’s observation ‘Hell is other people.’ The website is facing the problem that many would-be utopias faced before it: When building the ideal world, it’s impossible to change while remaining perfect in everyone’s eyes.”