Brave New World

PopSci takes the virtual plunge with the introduction of our Second Life Future Lounge

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Check out some of the exotic flora on our green roof garden, complete with graywater recycling system

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Interactive signs provide links for more information on the real-world equivalents of our Lounge's high-tech fixtures

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Out back, take a load off in one of our waterfront loungers and see what's playing on the massive solar-powered video screen

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Come on in!

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There's plenty of comfortable seating inside, too. Come chat with PopSci editors inside or take a cutting-edge concept vehicle for a spin on the front lawn

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Megala perches on another state-of-the-art hovering windmill. Its real-world equivalent generates power from winds in high-altitude jet streams, but we've shortened the tether a bit so everyone can get a closer look.

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Come and get your avatar a shiny new Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, equipped with a custom chat animation. No more air-typing!

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Web Editor Megan Miller as Megala Marx in front of the Lounge. Skystream windmills provide the virtual power