Monday, September 17, 2007

Metanomics

I won't be in attendance, but if you play Second Life, you may want to become aware of an initiative called 'Metanomics'. And what is that, exactly? "Metanomics is the study of business and policy in the "metaverse" of virtual worlds." (From here. HT: Kotaku.)

If you don't want to bother logging in, you can watch it over at the Second Life Cable Network. Some of the more interesting ones look like a discussion of contract law in online worlds (given by an Indiana law prof), and on the taxation of virtual worlds (given by a Texas Tech law prof).

Now, I'm skeptical of how much anyone can actually learn from any of this - very much so - but who knows. I am not a central planner who decides what computing, lwill get funded and what will not.

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