Virtual Worlds: The Metaverse and life coach software

In today's trendwatching podcast, Nora Young notes that as talk turns to the Web becoming a 3D interface, the word "metaverse" is becoming the new meme for the future of the Web.  She looks at this article in Technology Review on "second earth", the blending of Second Life style worlds with Google Earth style maps of the real world. Meanwhile, Cathi Bond considers Life Balance software, a life coach programme to keep you on top of your goals. Are we missing something, though, by farming out these things to software rather than professionals...or ourselves?

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