Virtual worlds hold a world of potential

04/30/2013 | Forbes

Virtual online worlds hold enormous potential outside of gaming to build social connectivity and services, according to Jackie Morie, project director at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. The avatars in virtual worlds are the key, Morie says, providing "a fundamentally positive aspect to this kind of connectedness we have not yet leveraged to the extent we can." The new worlds have potential business and psychological uses.

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