Linden Lab have announced today that Second Life will be featured on the popular Dr. Phil talk show along with Ebbe Altberg (CEO of Linden Lab). This special episode will be airing on Tuesday 14th July 2015 shown in the United States and the times can be found on the Dr. Phil main website.
Ebbe Altberg will be speaking about some of the positive ways that Second Life is being used from around the world. There will be footage of Dr. Phil adventures in Second Life in this episode.
Dr. Phil will be shown on the largest monitor (40 feet wide) controlling his avatar in Second Life. The episode features a young man who is struggling with many problems and his addiction to playing online games.
Won’t Work, Won’t Go to School: “My Son Just Wants to Game All Day”
Sarah says her 23-year-old son, Justin, is so consumed with playing video games that he dropped out of college, can’t hold a job and is neglecting his health — losing more than 50 pounds — and she fears he’ll die if he doesn’t stop. Sarah says she has tried cutting off Justin financially and giving him ultimatums, but he always finds a way to continue gaming to excess. Justin admits he can play 16 hours a day — sometimes lasting up to 30 hours straight — and says he would rather live in the virtual world than the real world. What could be driving his behavior? And, has his hobby become an addiction that could eventually kill him? With the help of Dr. Rachael Ross, co-host of the Emmy Award-winning show The Doctors, Dr. Phil opens Justin’s eyes to the potential health dangers he faces. Will it have an impact? Plus, how can Justin regain traction in his life?
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