Glenn Reynolds speaks often about the coming singularity, where technology will be advancing at such an astonishing rate it will change human conciousness.
This has got to fit into that singularity somewhere.
You can now have a video game character who makes money online, and transfer that into dollars in the real world at a (currently) 10 to 1 exchange rate. It isn't really that wierd, because you are still investing money (uploading dollars or pounds for video game currency) in something that has value to others, and if you charge other people to use that thing of value, you can make money on your investment. I'd just never heard of video game dollars being transferrable to real world dollars.
What is really wierd are names like "Nerverdie."