Volume 8, Number 2 (2015):
Yesha Sivan, Coller Institute of Venture, Tel Aviv University, Israel; School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK.
This issue presents six papers each reflecting on one angle to the future of virtual worlds: Four concrete views relating to bots, head mounted displays (HMD), neuroscience and meditation, and eSports; as well as two theoretical views relating to the focus of virtual worlds research and looking at virtual worlds as a mediator between “technology trends” and the “digital transformation of society and business.”
From the 2015 point of view: The virtual is becoming the real and the real is becoming the virtual.
Original Call: CfP: Futures
Editor in Chief Corner
Toward the Futures of Real AND Virtual Worlds
Yesha Y. Sivan
Three Real Futures for Virtual Worlds
Stefano De Paoli
Is a Technological Singularity Near Also for Bots in MMOGs?
Ibrahim Halil Yucel, Robert Anthony Edgell
Conceptualizing Factors of Adoption for Head Mounted Displays: Toward an Integrated Multi-Perspective Framework
Carrie Heeter, Marcel Allbritton
Being There: Implications of Neuroscience and Meditation for Self-Presence in Virtual Worlds
Benjamin Burroughs, Paul Rama
The eSports Trojan Horse: Twitch and Streaming Futures
Sven-Volker Rehm, Lakshmi Goel, Mattia Crespi
The Metaverse as Mediator between Technology, Trends, and the Digital Transformation of Society and Business