Not Finally, but Another Practical Use for Second Life

Read Write Web wrote about a great idea that now works in Second Life, the virtual world.

The software, Glasshouse by Green Phosphor, lets you take data from either a spreadsheet or database query and place a 3D representation of it into a virtual world environment where it can then be explored interactively. Users are inserted into the virtual world as an avatar which can then manipulate the visualization of the data by drilling down into it, re-sorting it, or even just spinning it around to see it from all angles.

Here is the story in video:

Of course, there are many other practical uses for Second Life: