Friday, September 21, 2007

Is the future of global commerce in virtual worlds?

Sandra Kearney, IBM’s head of 3D Development, in Second Life's second session of the Metanomics Conference responded to this question with the view that face to face is still the communication channel of preference but when not an option, virtual worlds provide an alternative.

techcrunch: if-a-conference-is-held-in-second-life-will-anyone-listen

"IBM is already holding meetings and doing other staff/ communications activities in Second Life, and others are including Cisco and Amazon are also using Second Life for business meetings. It won’t replace a top end teleconference setup, but it works as a more affordable alternative" reports techcrunch.com.

Metanomics Conference Video from techcrunch:

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