As of Philip Rosedale’s blog post a couple of weeks ago, Linden Lab’s mission statement is now:
To connect everyone to an online world that improves the human condition.
For some pretty powerful examples of what this is all about, check out a segment on the CBS Early Show that aired yesterday morning: New Life in Cyberspace. It features a woman with MS who has built a successful and profitable (but somewhat strange) virtual business in Second Life, and John Lester (Boston Operations Director for Linden Lab) assisting a group of disabled adults who have created new lives in the virtual world. No, really, check it out.