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Title Working through synthetic worlds / edited by C.A.P. Smith, Jeffrey G. Morrison, and Kenneth W. Kisiel
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 412 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Notes on Contributors; Foreword; Preface; 1 An Essay on the Cognitive Benefits of Stories; Forecasting; Forensic Analysis; Cognitive Amplifiers; Training; Infrastructure; Index
Summary Virtual environments (VE) are human-computer interfaces in which the computer creates a sensory-immersing environment that interactively responds to and is controlled by the behaviour of the user. Since these technologies will continue to become more reliable, more resolute and more affordable, it's important to consider the advantages that VEs may offer to support business processes. The term 'synthetic world' refers to a subset of VEs, having a large virtual landscape and a set of rules that govern the interactions among participants. Currently, the primary motivators for participation in th
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Subject Human-computer interaction -- Technological innovations -- Forecasting.
Virtual reality in management -- Forecasting.
Virtual reality -- Technological innovations -- Forecasting.
Form Electronic book
Author Kisiel, Kenneth W.
Morrison, Jeffrey G.
Smith, C. A. P. (Charles Adams Plater), 1956-
LC no. 2009026052
ISBN 0754694305 (electronic bk.)
1282344854
9780754694304 (electronic bk.)
9781282344853
(hardback ; alk. paper)