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By: sysengr Mon, 02 Apr 2007 14:32:51 +0000 But we have to remember, voice needs to be optional and avatars who choose not to use voice should not be discriminated against or made to look stupid like having a floating red text over our heads saying NO VOICE. Remember:
– People live together in RL, and the computer might be in a shared space where “chatting” is annoying to others
– It might be too near background noise – TV that others are watching, kitchen area, etc.
– It’s often in the bedroom, where someone else is sleeping (aren’t you up to all hours???)
– and sometimes your sweet lilted voice just doesn’t convey the look of the burly truck driver you’ve chosen to be (or vice versa!)

Hopefully people will remember this and still be inclusive to chatters…

By: Andy Stanford-Clark Tue, 20 Mar 2007 23:10:17 +0000 Of course, the Snow Crash metaverse has full voice integration, so I’m pleased to see SL trying it too.
In fact in Snow Crash, it seems to be somewhat seamlessly linked to the cellphone network, which is a nice idea … avatars with phone numbers so you can patch FL phone calls through to them… I wonder what the SL country code prefix will be!
But I think it needs to be optional… just as picking the phone up and calling someone you’re Instant Messaging with is still optional over here in Reality.