Posted by: Rob Hof on November 11, 2005
Some guy just spent $100,000 to buy a virtual space station in the online game Project Entropia. I know buying land and other stuff in virtual worlds like Second Life is common. What amazes me even more than the breathtaking price is that Jon Jacobs hopes to net $20,000 a month by converting the space station into a sort of Jurassic Park resort would pay him for the chance to kill virtual monsters. And that he thinks this will produce better returns than investing in the red-hot Miami real estate market.