Phillip Rosedale

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Phillip Rosedale

Name: Phillip Rosedale

Born: September 29, 1968, in San Diego, California, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American entrepreneur.
  • Founder of the Linden Lab's virtual world Second Life (1999).
  • Founder of High Fidelity Inc.

Honors and awards

  • Honored at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards (2008).
  • One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World (2007).
  • WIRED's Rave Award for Innovation in Business (2006).


"We don't see this as a game. We see it as a platform that is, in many ways, better than the real world."

"It's a bit like The Matrix . We provide the land, and the community builds the actual world, which gives everyone a huge sense of being pioneers in a great experiment."