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Real Divorces Over Virtual Love Affairs

Court : Second Life Sex IS Cheating

— November 13, 2008 — Unique
What happens online stays online, right? Well, not anymore. A woman is suing her husband and asking for divorce after he cheated on her in the online virtual world of Second Life. The wife explained to a divorce court that she walked in on her husband pretending to have sex in an online game.

Her estranged husband is now engaged to one of the women he had an ‘affair’ with on Second Life, even though they have never actually met in real life.

Nice and normal then, all around. Despite this freak-or-unique couple, it is interesting to see that virtual cheating is now considered grounds for divorce.

For those who like a happier ending, check out the video for a $6,500 Second Life wedding. Still strange.
Trend Themes
1. Virtual Cheating - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop online platforms or services that provide virtual fidelity and security in relationships.
2. Virtual Relationships - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create virtual reality applications or platforms for authentic and meaningful relationships.
3. Online Gaming Adultery - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Offer online platforms or technologies that discourage or prevent cheating in virtual gaming environments.
Industry Implications
1. Online Relationship Counseling - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop technology-driven counseling services tailored to couples navigating issues originating in virtual relationships.
2. Virtual Reality Development - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Innovate and improve virtual reality technologies to enhance the authenticity of virtual relationships.
3. Digital Security Solutions - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design digital security systems that protect individuals and their relationships from virtual infidelity and breaches of trust.
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