Welcome to Omega Point, a pretentiously-named blog about virtual worlds, the evolution of the metaverse, and the Singularity.
I’m Catherine Omega â€“ and yes, that’s a pseudonym. It’s not much of a pseudonym though, if that helps. If you’re a user of Second Life, you might have heard my name, perhaps even favourably. If you’ve ever scripted anything in Second Life, you almost certainly know who I am. If there aren’t any other posts on this blog yet, you definitely do.
The first rule of learning about Catherine Omega: Don’t google Catherine Omega. Google is full of pernicious lies and misquotes. Really. That, and stuff that’s accurate and that you should ignore as well. There’s also a video. Don’t watch that either.
That said, I’m one of the oldest residents in Second Life. I co-founded and continue to edit the LSL Wiki, an accomplishment that means absolutely nothing outside the Second Life scripting community. Because of these two facts, I have at times been mistaken for an authority on certain topics, which is why I was nudged into starting a blog in the first place.
So here it is.