NC-17 news did a piece on virtual worlds last night. See if you can spot the nerd. Link to video here.
I'm working on JADE agents today. I'm somewhat suprised that agent frameworks like JADE are not applied more, especially in this 'come to me web' era. As we get an excess of computer cycles in our individual 'infrastructures', and as we become more mobile, there certainly seems to be a niche that agent computing could fill.