OECD Digital Economy Papers

ISSN :
2071-6826 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/20716826
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The OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) undertakes a wide range of activities to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) contribute to sustainable economic growth and social well-being. The OECD Digital Economy Papers series covers a broad range of ICT-related issues and makes selected studies available to a wider readership. They include policy reports, which are officially declassified by an OECD Committee, and occasional working papers, which are meant to share early knowledge.
 

Virtual Worlds

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Author(s):
OECD
Publication Date
17 June 2011
Bibliographic information
No.:
184
Pages
51
DOI
10.1787/5kg9qgnpjmjg-en

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Virtual worlds are increasingly evolving into Internet-mediated "spaces", where large groups of people meet and interact in real-time while experiencing a shared sensation of being there together. This enables richer and more dynamic social interaction and collaboration across national and cultural boundaries over the Internet compared to other traditional ICT-based collaboration environments.