Last week I had the opportunity to talk about Second Life with some of Ed Felten's students at Princeton. A year ago, a friend at Microsoft Research had explained that their favorite school to recruit from was Princeton. I hadn't really believed this, since with Linden Lab's development team heavily seeded with Berkeley grads, I'm fairly biased. However, after meeting a string of incredibly intelligent professors and students, I came away very impressed.
Moreover, the really crazy thought was that if ChucK's performance was sufficient -- and they had some help to beat on the security issues -- was that a time-focused scripting language would work really well as a UI scripting language on the client. So, go download ChucK and start playing with it. Then get on the developer mailing list and help make it better!