If you want to set up a real economy, you call in a real economist.


Tom Melcher knew from the start that he wanted users of There to be able to trade virtual goods and services among themselves. The urge to get and spend is too deeply ingrained in our world to leave out of a virtual world. "It was obvious," he says. "We wanted a real economy because we think of There as a real world."


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