keynote will see Intel
CEO Paul Otellini's presentation
on what he's calling 'Third Life' -- a furthering of the concepts behind what has made Second Life
so popular. The technology behind the keynote -- a virtual performance of 'Walkin' on the Sun' by actual Smash Mouth
members -- will showcase the latest improvements in motion capture, streaming media, and multicore processors.
I'm glad Intel is taking such an interest in the future of online social environments, but Smash Mouth? Hey, I enjoyed that earworm
as much as anyone when it debuted ... in 1997
. Can we move on, please? And 'Third Life'? Does this mean we can expect next year's presentation to be called 'Fourth Life'? Will we see a 'Three-point-Five-point-Two Life' between now and then? Stick with hardware, Intel, and let Chiat-Day
handle the promotional stuff.
[Update: Sister site Engadget has a liveblog of the keynote