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The money in your bank account is a kind of virtual good. Those numbers don’t have an inherent value, like the food on your plate or the clothes on your back. They’re worth what they are because a government says so—and because of the world’s collective belief that governments are as good as their word.
As the last few years of financial turmoil have illustrated, some governments’ words are not, actually, very good at all—and the continuing crisis of global finance is at least in part a crisis of faith. Yet faith in at least one other area of enterprise has been growing at a staggering rate over the last few years: in entirely virtual goods, whose whole existence is based within virtual worlds and online services.