Cory Ondrejka is a co-founder and chief technology officer of Linden Labs, the company behind Second Life. For those who don’t know Second life, it’s an insanely successful 3-D virtual world, completely built and designed by its nearly seven million residents.
As CTO, Cory Ondrejka leads the team developing this digital world. His team has created the revolutionary technologies required to enable collaborative, atomistic creation, including distributed physical simulation, 3-D streaming, completely customizable avatars and real-time, in-world editors. He also spearheaded the decision to allow users to retain the IP rights to their creations and helped craft Linden’s virtual real estate policy.
We spoke at the iCommons Summit in Dubrovnik, where I was an invited scholar.