Well, the question aimed to gauge the level of unwillingness that people could have to teleport in a place where the only information is a number of people present.
Depending on the people, a different evaluation will be done, which could lead, in some case, to just not dare to initiate a teleportation.
Sadly, I doubt we could have here a significant sample to make any conclusion.
I was exploring that topic trying to see if this could have any incidence on the low number of people we have online.
Teleportation is always a surprise bag because you never know if you will land in the street or directly in the living room of someone. There is no such equivalent in real life.
I realized also why this looks less problematic in Second Life. That’s probably because you can have an idea of what kind of geographical distribution you are going to jump in.
No, too close to jump in.
Yes, I go.
Definitely not going to do that.
Yes, 2 but acceptable…
Hum… jump in a close circle, not too much.
Yes, easy approach.
Yeah, public party!
Now, imagine you have only the number to figure those possible case. Is it possible that it could induce a form of reluctance in some of those cases?
Bah, maybe I’m just a neurotic person after all…