I don't know quite what to make of it, but it seems to me one of the most far-fetched ideas to come out of Google Labs (Street View being another, but that turned out to be pretty freaking awesome, and useful too). I never really understood why people took other 3-D web ventures like Second Life so seriously (even after I tried it--but that's another blog post). I wonder if Niniane, the engineer who dreamed this up as a 20% project, knows something the rest of us don't. Anyway, fat chance getting to play around with it, as it crashed my Acer, and I couldn't figure out how to customize my avatar, and I couldn't figure out how to even control where I was looking or where I was walking in the "Goth Island" room I somehow found myself in. If I ever get it working again, it might be fun to use it to practice my home decorating skillz in building a room. As another user put it: "It seems to be a bad copy of Second Life. Somehow all the rooms are crowded, and porn has made its way in there already."