Tomorrow the CEO of the New Media Consortium, Dr Larry Johnson, will address congress in Washington in a Hearing on Online Virtual Worlds. Larry’s address is entitled:
“Online Virtual Worlds: Applications and Avatars in a User-Generated Medium”
A pdf copy of his testimony can be located here.
Of particular interest is one of Larry’s key points:
The emerging landscape of virtual worlds represents as profound an opportunity, as profound a driver of changes in the way we think, learn, and work, as any other technology that has ever preceded it - and more so.
Larry makes some calls for action to the US congress which we in Australia would do well to take note - speaking to the need for programs and policies that would allow people, communities and institutions to take full advantage of the potential of virtual worlds.
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