Thursday, May 21, 2009

New voice services in Second Life

Basic information: https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/features/blog/2009/05/20/over-15-billion-voice-minutes-served and http://lindenlab.com/pressroom/releases/19_05_09

I sat in on a conference in-world today with Joel Savard (Metanomics) and about 20 SL users (several pretty expert). The topic was the new voice services that Linden Labs announced Tuesday.

These services are still in beta, estimated release is Q3. Some will be of no interest for business or for e-Learning, some have potential, some seem to be just the beginning of probable future developments. All are currently free, this will probably change. Definitely worth keeping an eye on. Of the ones in the press release, we really talked mostly about four:

Voice fonts, aka voice morphing: This is not new technology (screaming bee is an app that has been out for a while). It enables the user to change his/her voice — trans-gender, foreign accents, “AM Radio”, elf, etc. Probably mostly for use in role play environment and machinama. It may be the first step to building voice plug-ins (voice fonts), possibly may lead to text2voice/voice2text apps (interesting for vision-impaired and hearing-impaired). Potential for criminal misuse. Of course, as it is now, when the other person is typing, you don’t know whether their gender in RL matches their avatar’s gender (and with Furries, who the hell knows?), so normal cautious behavior with people you don’t know is still called for.

Avaline: Most of the discussion was about this. Avaline is basically a phone number and voicemail for your avatar. The system gives you an avaline token, which provides a phone number that is good for a specified period of time — hour, day, week. The phone number is good for inbound (to SL) calls only. Calls go to you in-world, and may be made from any phone (landline or mobile), and (I’m not clear on this) from Skype. An IM window will pop up where you are, looks much like text chat (or voice chat request) box now, with a button to hit to accept the call. From that point, it works just like voice chat does now. You can record the call. If you are not in-world when the call comes in, it will go to a voice mailbox in-world, and you also have the option of having the voicemail sent as an MP3 to your email. (Joel has experimented with this — he says the MP3 feature is pretty sucky at this point — the MP3s seem to play back at higher speed than normal.) Apparently the calls into SL can be heard by others in the area (this is just like voice chat — not private), and the tricky thing is that if 10 people are listening to the call, the minutes used (remember that the token is only valid for a limited time) count individually. In other words, 10 listeners for 1 minute = 10 minutes deducted from the value of the token. Not so bad while this service is free, but when you’re paying for the minutes ... Some concerns expressed about the legal implications and possible abuses of the ability to record conversations — will it be obvious that the call is being recorded, does the law require you to notify the other person, etc. Considering this will go on across jurisdictional boundaries, everyone agreed that caution will be required. And maybe an attorney on retainer. This one is available to Linden’s beta testers, including some who were in the meeting who said it does work well.

SLim: One-to-one text and voice app that enables Residents to interact with other Second Life users without needing to have the viewer open. Essentially, this sits on your desktop like any other IM client. Several people in the meeting had tried this out in beta, and they all agreed that it doesn’t work very well yet. Still, something to keep an eye on for folks who live as much in-world as in RL.

Client-side Recording: This is, at the same time, the most potentially useful and the most potentially scary one. It enables Residents to record voice conversations for playback later. It is all client-side. Which means if you are having a voice chat with someone, ANYONE in hearing range can record your conversation — for their own (not necessarily ethical) purposes. YOU WILL NOT KNOW THE CONVERSATION IS BEING RECORDED UNLESS THE PERSON RECORDING IT TELLS YOU. There would be plenty of uses for this in e-Learning and business. Same legal questions, but since the recording is client-side, jurisdiction is potentially a minefield. The app has not been made available to beta testers, so nobody really knows how well it works.

SMS Out: This was in the press release, but nobody has used it and there aren’t many details. It will allow Residents to send SMS messages from SLim to any phone in RL.

The press release notes that in 2010 Linden plans to add conference calls, group chats, and browser-based voice applets on the SL Web site. Will have to wait and see.

ADDED 5/22/09: Dusan Writer has additional details: http://dusanwriter.com/index.php/2009/05/20/second-life-to-add-voice-morphing-controls-voice-mail-and-avatar-phone-numbers/

44 comments:

miladawley said...

讚哦..................................................

said...

愛撫高潮電玩愛情問題愛情交友愛愛愛愛視訊愛愛姿勢愛愛寶貝愛愛文章愛戀視訊交有愛戀情人用品愛戀交友愛我吧聊天愛我吧視訊愛撫懷孕xvediox免費影片sex影片sex影片分享區sex影片欣賞sex線上免費影片sex線上影片showgirl5320貼影片tube影片tw18免費影片tw18免費影片tw18tw33影片交流區utobe影片ut免費成人影片ut影片網youtube影片分享女同性愛女女情色女女圖片女女做愛照片女女貼圖區女女貼圖女女貼女大男小交友網站女圖片影片女同成人女同愛女同性戀性交技巧女同性戀聊天室女同性愛姿勢和花招女同ut

紅包 said...

如果擬任為輸贏是最重要的事,那你輸了 ..................................................

知道 said...

請繼續發表好文!加油加油加油!........................................

跑步 said...

思想與理論,貴呼先於行動,但行動較思想或理論更高貴........................................

開心唷 said...

與其爭取不可能得到的東西,不如善自珍惜運用自己所擁有的........................................

彥羽 said...

色情網自拍影片色情文章比基尼成人動畫色瞇瞇影片網小弟貼影片bt成人成人 影片日本成人網站日本成人網站破解日本成人網址日本成人線上免費日本成人免費影片日本成人動畫日本曾根日本有碼 dvd 專賣店日本有碼進口dvd專賣店日本東洋影片視訊 辣妹g8成人下載av短片-免費a片亞亞 dvd 光碟嘿咻kiss168cu成人bt情色 網4u成人0401影音視訊交友愛情館本土自拍xd成人圖區新人淚成人色網kkg亞洲免費影片av影片欣賞性行為補給站999成人性站最愛78論壇最色情的網站最色情的遊戲最多人聊天室最大a片網

惠如惠如惠如 said...

may the blessing be always with you!! ........................................

NicolaSigel0508 said...

火辣歐美女優 777美女dvd影片無碼 666美女 美女人影 性美女 熱辣美女 美女漫畫 免費性感美女影片 洋妞美女圖 日本浣腸排泄美女 美女試看 找美女 美女報時器 美女看片 歐美美女圖 加入會員送點視訊辣妹秀 ut聊天辣妹 showlive影音視訊辣妹聊天網 live視訊辣妹 辣妹交友視訊 辣妹比基尼 辣妹情色貼圖 辣妹寫真貼圖 辣妹內衣 辣妹貼圖偷拍 辣妹高潮 辣妹視訊館 辣妹視訊短片 辣妹裸體影片 辣妹裸體照 辣妹露胸部 辣妹脫衣影片 辣妹相簿 辣妹的裸體 辣妹牆 正妹,辣妹性交 歐朋辣妹寫真穿邦 歐朋電視台辣妹寫真影片 歐朋電視辣妹總動員方 桃園中元普渡鋼管辣妹秀 本土辣妹貼圖 本土辣妹鋼管秀 本土自拍辣妹 會動的性感辣妹影片 日本性感辣妹 日本辣妹自拍 成人視訊辣妹秀 情色辣妹貼圖 性感人妻辣妹自拍 性感辣妹免費影片 性感辣妹視訊網 性感辣妹裸照 性感美女辣妹 巨乳辣妹視訊影片 巨乳辣妹裸體

雲亨 said...

keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice and relax day!........................................

韋志 said...

Actions speak louder than words. ........................................

佳穎盛卿 said...

文章很棒~感謝!!..................................................

韋于倫成 said...

很用心的blog~很喜歡~願您一切順心 ....................................................

文婷 said...

xh美色網 免費a片下載嘟嘟情人色網影片 av,sex520免費影片 完全免費視訊聊天 777美女dvd辣妹視訊 免費視訊celia aio交友視訊愛情館 西門慶成人論壇 台中酒店S援交 sex888影片分享區高中生援交 一葉情貼影片區 1314視訊 情人線上aa片試看嘟嘟 情人視訊網a 妹妹視訊 情色網成人電影 xxxholic次元魔女 成人文學小弟弟貼影片區 亞亞成人館 ut成人聊天室 微風成人 go2av免費看影片 104黑色會美眉自慰 日本同志色教館情色文學成人小說 34c視訊辣妹美女sex888免費電影 情色視訊論壇 0204貼圖區免費色情電影 成人貼圖站 交友ggo 免費影片下載a gogo2sex日本 拓網交友視訊美女 080情人網伊利論壇 一本道 a片 東京熱免費成人影片觀賞 交友ggoo 夜未眠影片中心 34c情人視訊網 一夜情性 情色視訊 美女 亞洲禁果名模影城 日本av論壇 台南視訊34c美女館 bt論壇交友網成人情色視訊妹 免費情人視訊 性愛電影85cc 聊天室交友whei 38girl視訊美女 aa免費影片 獨秀視訊聊天室 av730美眉共國 辣妹哈啦聊天室

瓊慧 said...

Variety is the very spice of life. ............................................................

07_TeddyF_Silvey0 said...

一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。...........................................................................

AlysiaDraeger0417永瑞 said...

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. ............................................................

saa said...

nice to know you, and glad to find such a good artical!.........................

淑凡淑凡 said...

you did a good job..................................................

家弘 said...

這BLOG真是讓人意猶未盡!!

廷雯 said...

閒來無聊逛逛blog~~跟您打聲招呼~~.................................................................

江婷 said...

到處逛逛~~來繞繞留個言囉~~~~.................................................................                           

育財育財 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼............................................................

夏康如 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

云依恩HFH謝鄭JTR安 said...

Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post.
..................................................................

竹青 said...

Riches serve a wise man but command a fool.............................................................

誠李行王wtf桂屏李edt李 said...

來看你了~心在、愛在、牽掛在,幸福才會繁衍不息^^............................................................

楊偉馨楊偉馨 said...

辛苦了!祝你愈來愈好!..................................................................

雅莊王edgd春2蕙婷余惠其 said...

rain before seven; fine before eleven.............................................................

溫緯李娟王季 said...

Rome was not built in a day............................................................

Internet business at home automated system said...

Young people ... from scratch
Middle-aged ... comeback
Rich enjoy their twilight years old ...
No matter which you can achieve what you want
http://sn.im/vemma_usa
Thank you for your time reading, do not give up the chance to even know, know no loss to you!

承蘋承蘋 said...

閱讀您的BLOG文章,真是件快樂的事!!.................................................................

曾法幸 said...

時時關心,時時感動。..................................................

周旭威 said...

教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考............................................................

李家黃喬盈榮 said...

路過--你好嗎..很棒的BLOG.............................................................

文岳仲君 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

文王廷 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗..................................................

凱v胡倫 said...

每次心情跌到谷底,就對自己說:休息一下再重新開始吧............................................................

凱許倫 said...

我只知道,假如我去愛人生,那人生一定也會回愛我................................................

幸平平平平杰 said...

若有人問你成功時會不會記得他 試問若你失敗時他會不會記得你......................................................................

玉韓韓韓婷韓韓韓韓 said...

喜歡自己的另一層意義是「接納自己」。..................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

認清問題就等於已經解決了一半的問題。..................................................

王辛江淑萍康 said...

君子立恆志,小人恆立志。................. ................................................

黃英吳思潔吳思潔邦 said...

時間就是塑造生命的材料。......................................................................