As Second Life (SL) goes through turbulent times, it seemed timely to have a discussion about what the future includes. Despite the fact that all other grids are still far from being a consistent alternative, there is a general feeling that SL will eventually come to an end. In the opinion of those present, there are a few aspects adding to the heavy burden on SL’s viability – the promotion of the Marketplace (in detriment of inworld stores), the lack of an effective Linden Lab (LL) channel of communication (some were completely oblivious of the fact that there is a dashboard, for example, which only shows it's not effective), not to mention a number of persistent technical problems still to be fixed after years of residents’ complaints (lag et.al.). LL does worry about Second Life and its residents, defended those present. Yet, having said this, the discussers were very vocal about the urgent need to create an inworld source of information coming from Lab. How can SL residents help determine what tomorrow’s SL will be, where is the middle ground between the needs of residents and the aims of the company called Linden Lab? Food for thought. Join us next week, Thursday at 2pm SLT in the LnL Discussion Lounge for a new topic amongst a group of friendly discussers!