While Second Life still exists, it fell short of that promise. It turns out that we weren’t ready to spend a significant portion of our lives living as avatars in a virtual world when the real world worked just fine.
All of sudden, though, the real world isn’t working just fine, and we’re going back to lo-fi virtual worlds that offer a rough skeumorphic approximation of the real thing.
This was published on March 23, 2020. Rather prescient, 18-ish months later.