google is building the metaverse

Here’s a set of comparisons between the big G and things from the book Snow Crash:

What next? Take a look at Second Life, and the talk they gave at Google NY — I’m not quite sure of the implementation itself, but this does seem like the next piece in the Snow crash puzzle.

… and then we’ll soon have Google merging with the Library of Congress, and Yahoo, Amazon, MS, and eBay merging with the mafia, and the picture will be complete.