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Go Get a (Virtual) Life

Tired of this life? With a few clicks of the mouse, you can create an online, virtual "you." Guests and callers discuss why we find virtual lives so addictive, and scientists explain their efforts to use online communities to learn more about real-life human behavior. Also, a game developer from Second Life talks about what it's like to build a virtual world.

Dmitri Williams, Annenberg School, Annenberg Program in Online Communities, University of Southern California

Cory Ondrejka, co-founder and chief technology officer, Linden Lab, San Francisco, Ca.

Sherry Turkle, director, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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