Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual Worlds by Charles WankelEmerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual Worlds by Charles Wankel

Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual Worlds

byCharles WankelEditorCharles Wankel

Paperback | December 2, 2010

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Virtual Worlds are being increasingly used in business and education. With each day more people are venturing into computer generated online persistent worlds such as Second Life for increasingly diverse reasons such as commerce, education, research, and entertainment. This book explores the emerging ethical issues associated with these novel environments for human interaction and cutting-edge approaches to these new ethical problems. This volume's goal is to put forward a number of these virtual world ethical issues of which research is only commencing. The developing literature specifically regarding virtual world ethics is a recent phenomenon. Research based on the phenomenon of virtual world life has only been developing in the past four years. This volume introduces pathbreaking work in a field which is only just beginning to take shape. It is ideal as both as a library reference and a supplementary text in upper-division courses focused on the issues of applied ethics and new media. It is unique in being one of the first volumes specifically addressed to ethical problems of the "metaverse".
Title:Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual WorldsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 2, 2010Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607523779

ISBN - 13:9781607523772

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