Survey: Virtual Worlds and Augmented Realty, 1991-Present
David A. Bray
Harvard University; University of Oxford; National Defense University
October 1, 2006
Discussion of how virtual, web-based interactions provide (1) a malformed context for human emotions, (2) a forum for publicizing of traditionally private workplace discussions, and (3) a source of information overload - potentially addressable through an evolutionary view. Subsequent discussion details examples of virtual worlds from 1991 to the present. This discussion is intended as a working paper.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: emerging virtual institutions, virtual worlds, augmented reality, augmented group cognition, governance, social orders
JEL Classification: D23, D70, D73, D83
Date posted: February 15, 2007 ; Last revised: November 20, 2008
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