Investor’s Business Daily: A Whole New Dimension (for online 3D virtual worlds)

Employee training and collaboration could well become the „killer apps“ for the 3-D Web, says Colin Parris, IBM’s vice president of digital convergence. These online meetings do away with the huge cost and hassle of traveling to distant in-person meetings, he says.

Studies show that workers retain just 5% of what they’re taught in classrooms. That figure jumps to 50% for group discussions and 70% to 90% for simulation-based training, a natural fit for the 3-D Web.

Investor’s Business Daily: A Whole New Dimension In Shopping.

“The next time someone tells you to settle down and pick just one thing for your career (…)…

“The next time someone tells you to settle down and pick just one thing for your career (…) I recommend you reply as follows: “I appreciate your concern, but since I don’t share your dream of becoming a prized poodle, I must reject your advice as being utterly stupid” Then challenge them to a round of disc golf. :)”
What If You Have Many Different Interests and Cannot Commit to Any of Them?

“Around the world, universities, and even the US Department of State, are turning to online virtual worlds…

“Around the world, universities, and even the US Department of State, are turning to online virtual worlds to create cultural exchanges. In these immersive, 3-D environments, users from around the globe can collaborate in ways that were previously impossible.”
Study abroad through Second Life | csmonitor.com

“We’re going to go as far as it lets us go. We honestly believe we’re forging the future here”

“We’re going to go as far as it lets us go. We honestly believe we’re forging the future here”
Zain Naboulsi (Microsoft Developer und Virtual World Evangelist), auf die Frage, wie weit Microsoft  sich in der OpenSim Entwicklung engagieren wird. Nach IBM will auch Microsoft sich jetzt an der Entwicklung der von Linden Lab unabhängigen OpenSim Grids beteiligen. Quelle: Reuters» Not just IBM: Microsoft looking into OpenSim