Did you know that there are now more avatars than people in the United States of America? We think that's a pretty cool statistic, even if it takes into account our many alts over the last few years. The number is only going to grow as virtual worlds and massively multiplayer online games continue to evolve over the coming years. The article this little fact-slice comes from also discusses the walled garden issue, by where avatars are stuck in their respective world and cannot explore other worlds.

That kind of misses the point though, as many of us enjoy the difference each avatar brings from different worlds. Then again, it could be argued that having one avatar to build upon would be much more ideal. Either way, the possibility that avatars may some day outnumber the entire world is still an intriguing thought.

This article was originally published on Massively.
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