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Second chance for second life: Virtual business worlds
Why it matters
Although the mainstream, consumer hype over Second Life has tempered for brands, such virtual worlds are increasing in business importance. By removing the distance barriers, Second Life allows instant communication in a totally controllable environment. Will this mean that bricks-and-mortar conferences will be a thing of the past?
‘The Shelter’ is a first of its kind community workspace that allows individuals from various creative disciplines to engage in a creatively nurturing environment. It’s a medium for forward-thinkers, creatives and intellectuals to connect and exchange ideas, converting those interactions into commercial services and products through subsidised work spaces.
Who thought, that the first entirely digitalized city would be Australia’s small town Parramatta? Now companies are called to join in building the ‘Parra Connect’ project. The goal: building a fully digitally connected work, learning and living space with free WLAN everywhere, centralized intelligent electricity supply, e-government and e-learning services and many more digital gadgets that can make urban life easier and more effective.