Second Life is attracting real money and attention. For now, my main question is, who are these people who have so much time in their “first lives” to mess round with this?

That said, John Hartman points to a creative project by IFAW — kind of a Second Life for animal folks. 

p.s. From the Buddhist point of view, we’ve had countless past lives, so Second Life really should be called “One zillion and one.”