For quite some time we’ve heard rumors that Google was working on some kind of virtual world project.
Today, they launched Lively (I’m still trying to figure out if there’s any relation between this project and Sun’s Lively Kernel project, but I think not), a web-based virtual world product that, frankly, I’m still trying to figure out.
Of course they didn’t stop me from creating a Room. It’s quite fancy, don’t you think? /sarcasm
[EDIT: Well it seems like you can’t create new content at this point, just drag and drop stuff others have made. Which makes the whole exercise a lot less interesting to me at this point.]
Presumably, you’ll need to install Lively before you can see anything.