Category Archives: vGovernment

26 points about virtual worlds for 2011

Here are some ruminations from my research project, Immersive Internet Australia , commissioned by the Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre  and Swinburne University of Technology. The list is neither exhaustive, nor final. Comments welcome. The immersive Internet is a generic term for technological platforms that enable a 3D or 2.5D (a flatter perspective) graphic rendering of real… Read More »

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Please don’t mention virtual ‘worlds’: why does enterprise steer clear of the ‘w’ word?

Reading a press release from technology company Avaya, I was reminded of  Basil Fawlty’s desperately funny attempt not to use the ‘W’ word , in this case standing for ‘war’, when German guests come to his stay at his guest house, Fawlty Towers. The connection ? In Avaya’s case, it’s the company’s clear decision not to mention the ‘W’ word, in this… Read More »

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Virtual Parliament House

The industry white paper, Immersive Internet Australia, is currently embargoed, as Smart Services CRC  industry partners get the first look.  It will shortly  to be released (see the tab on the home page which links to it).  In the  concluding chapter, I suggest  Parliament House in Canberra should go virtual.  Here’s the excerpt : Coincidentally,  Australian… Read More »

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