Massively has an interesting tidbit of news. Apparently video game and/or virtual world avatars now outnumber actual real living people in the United States. I’m not sure exactly how many that is, but I think it’s a bit over 300 million.
Considering my affliction with extreme non-terminal alt-itis, and the number of MMORPGs that I’ve played over the years, I daresay that quite a few of these avatars are mine.
To use a Slashdotterism; I for one welcome our new MMORPG Avatar overlords.