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A virtual world is a computer-based simulated environment which may be populated by many users who can create a personal avatar, and simultaneously and independently explore the virtual world, participate in its activities and communicate with others. [1]

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Accel World

is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA.

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Active Worlds

Active Worlds is an online virtual world, developed by ActiveWorlds Inc., a company based in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and launched on June 28, 1995.

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Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets.

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Anders Gronstedt

Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D. (born October 6, 1965) is a Swedish-born American author, public speaker and entrepreneur.

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Animal locomotion

Animal locomotion, in ethology, is any of a variety of movements or methods that animals use to move from one place to another.

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Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.

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AOL (formerly a company known as AOL Inc., originally known as America Online, and stylized as Aol.) is a web portal and online service provider based in New York.

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was an early packet switching network and the first network to implement the protocol suite TCP/IP.

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Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by troubles with social interaction and communication and by restricted and repetitive behavior.

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An avatar (Sanskrit: अवतार, IAST), a concept in Hinduism that means "descent", refers to the material appearance or incarnation of a deity on earth.

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Avatar (computing)

In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character.

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BBC Radio 4 Extra

BBC Radio 4 Extra is a British digital radio station broadcasting archive repeats of comedy, drama and documentary programmes nationally, 24 hours a day.

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Black Mirror

Black Mirror is a British science fiction anthology television series created by Charlie Brooker, with Brooker and Annabel Jones serving as the programme showrunners.

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Blackboard Inc.

Blackboard Inc. is an educational technology company with corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C..

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Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (goods and services).

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Business school

A business school is a university-level institution that confers degrees in business administration or management.

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Chat room

The term chat room, or chatroom, is primarily used to describe any form of synchronous conferencing, occasionally even asynchronous conferencing.

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Chore chart

Chore charts are also called reward charts, behavior charts, chore calendars, chore lists or task lists.

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CitySpace was an internet-based virtual world launched at SIGGRAPH 1993 by educator and project director Zane Vella.

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Coca-Cola, or Coke (also Pemberton's Cola at certain Georgian vendors), is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company.

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Code Lyoko

Code Lyoko is a French animated television series created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by the MoonScoop Group.

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Collaborative virtual environment

Collaborative virtual environments, or CVEs, are used for collaboration and interaction of possibly many participants that may be spread over large distances.

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Command-line interface

A command-line interface or command language interpreter (CLI), also known as command-line user interface, console user interface and character user interface (CUI), is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).

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Commodore 64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982).

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Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share") is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules.

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CompuServe (CompuServe Information Service, also known by its initialism CIS) was the first major commercial online service provider in the United States.

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Computer mouse

A computer mouse is a hand-held pointing device that detects two-dimensional motion relative to a surface.

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Computer simulation

Computer simulation is the reproduction of the behavior of a system using a computer to simulate the outcomes of a mathematical model associated with said system.

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Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a futuristic setting that tends to focus on a "combination of lowlife and high tech" featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.

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Cyberspace is interconnected technology.

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Designing Virtual Worlds

Designing Virtual Worlds is a book about the practice of virtual world development by Richard Bartle.

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Destiny (video game)

Destiny is an online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Activision.

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Digimon (デジモン Dejimon, branded as Digimon: Digital Monsters, stylized as DIGIMON), short for "Digital Monsters" (デジタルモンスター Dejitaru Monsutā), is a Japanese media franchise encompassing virtual pet toys, anime, manga, video games, films and a trading card game.

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Distance education

Distance education or long-distance learning is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school.

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Easter egg (media)

In computer software and media, an Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message or image, or secret feature of a work.

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eBay Inc. is a multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.

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Economy of Second Life

The virtual world Second Life has its own economy and a virtual token referred to as Linden Dollars (L$).

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Edusim is a cave automatic virtual environment "Immersive Touch" 3D natural user interface (NUI)-based concept of lesson driven (multi-user) 3D virtual worlds on the classroom interactive whiteboard or classroom interactive surface.

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Edward Castronova

Edward "Ted" Castronova is a Professor of Telecommunications and Game Design at Indiana University Bloomington.

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End-user license agreement

In proprietary software, an end-user license agreement (EULA) or software license agreement is the contract between the licensor and purchaser, establishing the purchaser's right to use the software.

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Epic (Kostick novel)

Epic is a novel written by Conor Kostick.

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Eve Online

Eve Online (stylised EVE Online) is a space-based, persistent world massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by CCP Games.

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Financial Times

The Financial Times (FT) is a Japanese-owned (since 2015), English-language international daily newspaper headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.

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gamerDNA Inc. is a social media company for video game players founded on September 21, 2006.

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Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts.

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Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.

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George Siemens

George Siemens is a writer, theorist, speaker, and researcher on learning, networks, technology, analytics and visualization, openness, and organizational effectiveness in digital environments.

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Ghost in the Shell

is a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.

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Ginko Financial

Ginko Financial was an alleged Ponzi scheme on the social networking video game Second Life.

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Google Maps

Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google.

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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.

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Graphical user interface

The graphical user interface (GUI), is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.

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Graphics processing unit

A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device.

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Gravity, or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass or energy—including planets, stars, galaxies, and even light—are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another.

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Habbo (previously known as Habbo Hotel) is a social networking service and online community aimed at teenagers.

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Habitat (video game)

Habitat is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by LucasArts.

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Halo 3

Halo 3 is a 2007 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie for the Xbox 360 console.

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Helsinki (or;; Helsingfors) is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland.

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History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents.

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Horror fiction

Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.

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HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that has both localized and international editions.

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Human interface device

A human interface device or HID is a type of computer device usually used by humans that takes input from humans and gives output to humans.

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Hype cycle

The hype cycle is a branded graphical presentation developed and used by the American research, advisory and information technology firm Gartner, for representing the maturity, adoption and social application of specific technologies.

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IBM Virtual Universe Community

The Virtual Universe Community or VUC is the internal IBM interest group for Virtual Worlds.

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IGE (Internet Gaming Entertainment) is a company which trades in virtual currency and accounts for MMORPGs.

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Imlac PDS-1

The IMLAC PDS-1 and PDS-4 were popular graphical display systems in the 1970s.

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In-game advertising

In-game advertising (IGA) refers to advertising in computer and video games.

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Interactive whiteboard

An interactive whiteboard (IWB) is a large interactive display in the form factor of a whiteboard.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Ivan Sutherland

Ivan Edward Sutherland (born May 16, 1938) is an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer, widely regarded as the "father of computer graphics." His early work in computer graphics as well as his teaching with David C. Evans in that subject at the University of Utah in the 1970s was pioneering in the field.

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John M. Ford

John Milo "Mike" Ford (April 10, 1957 – September 25, 2006) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, game designer, and poet.

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Kaneva, LLC is a privately owned American video game company based in Atlanta, Georgia and founded in 2004 by Christopher Klaus and Greg Frame.

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Koinup is an image and video hosting service, web portal and online community for virtual world users.

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Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace

Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (also subtitled Jobe's War) is a 1996 science fiction action film written and directed by Farhad Mann and starring Matt Frewer, Patrick Bergin, Austin O'Brien, and Ely Pouget.

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Level (video gaming)

A level, map, area, stage, world, track, board, floor, zone, phase, mission, or course in a video game is the total space available to the player during the course of completing a discrete objective.

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LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC is an American video game publisher and licensor.

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MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is the 12th-largest private foundation in the United States.

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Mashup (web application hybrid)

A mashup (computer industry jargon), in web development, is a web page or web application that uses content from more than one source to create a single new service displayed in a single graphical interface.

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Massive open online course

A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.

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Massively multiplayer online game

A massively multiplayer online game (MMOG, or more commonly, MMO) is an online game with large numbers of players, typically from hundreds to thousands, on the same server.

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Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.

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Maze War

Maze War (also known as The Maze Game, Maze Wars, Mazewar or simply Maze) is a 1973 computer game which originated or disseminated a number of concepts used in thousands of games to follow, and is considered one of the earliest examples of, or progenitor of, a first-person shooter.

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MegaMan NT Warrior

MegaMan NT Warrior, known in Japan as, is an anime and manga series based on Capcom's Mega Man Battle Network video game series, part of the Mega Man franchise.

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The Metaverse is a collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual space, including the sum of all virtual worlds, augmented reality, and the internet.

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Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish game designer Markus Persson, better known as Notch, who later went on to found Mojang, which has since been the developer and publisher of Minecraft.

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Mixed reality

Mixed reality (MR), sometimes referred to as hybrid reality, is the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time.

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Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context.

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Moodle is a free and open-source learning management system (LMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.

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Morton Heilig

Morton Leonard Heilig (December 22, 1926 – May 14, 1997) was a pioneer in Virtual Reality (VR) technology and filmmaker.

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A MUD (originally Multi-User Dungeon, with later variants Multi-User Dimension and Multi-User Domain) is a multiplayer real-time virtual world, usually text-based.

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Multi-User Dungeon, or MUD (referred to as MUD1, to distinguish it from its successor, MUD2, and the MUD genre in general) is an early MUD and one of the oldest examples of a virtual world in existence.

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Munich (München; Minga) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps.

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In multiplayer online games, a MUSH (a backronymed pun on MUD most often expanded as Multi-User Shared Hallucination, though Multi-User Shared Hack, Habitat, and Holodeck are also observed) is a text-based online social medium to which multiple users are connected at the same time.

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NECA Project

The NECA Project (Net Environment for Embodied Emotional Conversational Agents) was a research project that focused on multimodal communication with animated agents in a virtual world.

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Neuromancer is a 1984 science fiction novel by American-Canadian writer William Gibson.

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Non-player character

A non-player character (NPC) in a game is any character that is not controlled by a player.

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Numedeon, Inc. is a privately held company based in Pasadena, California, that since 1999 has been developing immersive online digital learning technology.

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Nvidia Corporation (most commonly referred to as Nvidia, stylized as NVIDIA, or (due to their logo) nVIDIA) is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California.

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Open education

Open education is education without academic admission requirements and is typically offered online. Open education broadens access to the learning and training traditionally offered through formal education systems.

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Open Wonderland

Open Wonderland (originally Project Wonderland) is a Java open-source toolkit for creating collaborative 3D virtual worlds.

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Open-source model

The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.

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OpenSimulator is an open-source server platform for hosting virtual worlds and the Metaverse.

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Persistent world

A persistent world or persistent state world (PSW) is a virtual world which, by the definition by Richard Bartle, "continues to exist and develop internally even when there are no people interacting with it".

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Personality type

Personality type refers to the psychological classification of different types of individuals.

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Planet B

Planet B is a science fiction drama series first broadcast on BBC Radio 7 on 2 March 2009 as part of BBC Radio's science fiction season between February and March 2009.

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PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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PlayStation Home

PlayStation Home (which was also marketed and referred to as Home) was a virtual 3D social gaming platform developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's London Studio for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) on the PlayStation Network (PSN).

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Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder (born Gaius Plinius Secundus, AD 23–79) was a Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and friend of emperor Vespasian.

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Quantum Link

Quantum Link (or Q-Link) was a U.S. and Canadian online service for Commodore 64 and 128 personal computers that operated starting November 5, 1985.

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Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a 2011 science fiction novel, and the debut novel of American author Ernest Cline.

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Real Drive

is an anime TV series created by Production I.G and Masamune Shirow (known for the Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed franchises) under the directorship of Kazuhiro Furuhashi, produced in collaboration with broadcaster Nippon Television (NTV).

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Real time (media)

Real time within the media is a method where events are portrayed at the same rate at which the characters experience them.

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Real-time computer graphics

Real-time computer graphics or real-time rendering is the sub-field of computer graphics focused on producing and analyzing images in real time.

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Reality is all of physical existence, as opposed to that which is merely imaginary.

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ReBoot is a Canadian CGI-animated action-adventure television series that originally aired from 1994 to 2001.

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Richard Bartle

Richard Allan Bartle FBCS FRSA (born 10 January 1960) is a British writer, professor and game researcher.

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San Junipero

"San Junipero" is the fourth episode in series three of British science fiction anthology series Black Mirror.

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Science fiction

Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.

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Second Life

Second Life is an online virtual world, developed and owned by the San Francisco-based firm Linden Lab and launched on June 23, 2003.

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Self-enhancement is a type of motivation that works to make people feel good about themselves and to maintain self-esteem.

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Self-verification theory

Self-verification is a social psychological theory that asserts people want to be known and understood by others according to their firmly held beliefs and feelings about themselves, that is self-views (including self-concepts and self-esteem).

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The Sensorama was a machine that is one of the earliest known examples of immersive, multi-sensory (now known as multimodal) technology.

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Serial Experiments Lain

is a science fiction anime series directed by Ryūtarō Nakamura, with character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda for Triangle Staff.

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Server (computing)

In computing, a server is a computer program or a device that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called "clients".

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Simulated reality

Simulated reality is the hypothesis that reality could be simulated—for example by quantum computer simulation—to a degree indistinguishable from "true" reality.

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Single-player video game

A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.

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Six degrees of freedom

Six degrees of freedom (6DoF) refers to the freedom of movement of a rigid body in three-dimensional space.

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SmallWorlds was an online virtual world and social network service created by Outsmart Games, a privately owned company based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Snow Crash

Snow Crash is a science fiction novel by American writer Neal Stephenson, published in 1992.

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Social network

A social network is a social structure made up of a set of social actors (such as individuals or organizations), sets of dyadic ties, and other social interactions between actors.

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Sport (British English) or sports (American English) includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.

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Starlight Children's Foundation

Starlight Children's Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 for hospitalized kids and their families.

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Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes (born April 6, 1959) is a Canadian philosopher and commentator in the fields of online learning and new media.

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Summer Wars

is a 2009 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Mamoru Hosoda, animated by Madhouse for the Nippon Television Network, Kadokawa Group, D.N. Dream Partners, YTV, VAP and Warner Bros. Pictures Japan, and distributed by the latter company.

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A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero or Super) is a type of heroic stock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting the evil of his/her universe, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains.

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Sword Art Online

is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec.

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Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Group is an international company originating in England that publishes books and academic journals.

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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is an English language reference work on science fiction, first published in 1979.

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The Lawnmower Man (film)

The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 science-fiction action-horror film directed by Brett Leonard and written by Brett Leonard and Gimel Everett.

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The Matrix (franchise)

The Matrix is a science fiction action media franchise created by The Wachowskis, about heroes who fight a desperate war against machine overlords that have enslaved humanity in an extremely sophisticated virtual reality system.

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The Palace (computer program)

The Palace (or Palace Chat, Chat Palace, Palace) is a computer program to access graphical chat room servers, called palaces, in which users may interact with one another using graphical avatars overlaid on a graphical backdrop.

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The Planiverse

The Planiverse is a novel by A. K. Dewdney, written in 1984.

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The Stage

The Stage is a British weekly newspaper and website covering the entertainment industry, and particularly theatre.

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The Tribe (1999 TV series)

The Tribe is a New Zealand/British post-apocalyptic fictional TV series primarily aimed at teenagers.

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There (virtual world)

There is a 3D online virtual world created by Will Harvey and Jeffrey Ventrella.

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Topography is the study of the shape and features of the surface of the Earth and other observable astronomical objects including planets, moons, and asteroids.

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Training and development

Human resource management regards training and development as a function concerned with organizational activity aimed at bettering the job performance of individuals and groups in organizational settings.

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Transreality gaming

Transreality gaming, sometimes written as trans-reality gaming, also known as Real Life Gaming, describes a type or a mode of gameplay that combines playing a game in a virtual environment with game-related, physical experiences in the real world and vice versa.

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Tron (franchise)

Tron is an American science fiction media franchise.

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Twinity is a 3D online virtual world.

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United States Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.

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University of Chicago Press

The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.

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User interface design

User interface design (UI) or user interface engineering is the design of user interfaces for machines and software, such as computers, home appliances, mobile devices, and other electronic devices, with the focus on maximizing usability and the user experience.

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Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

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Videotelephony comprises the technologies for the reception and transmission of audio-video signals by users at different locations, for communication between people in real-time.

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Virtual economy

A virtual economy (or sometimes synthetic economy) is an emergent economy existing in a virtual world, usually exchanging virtual goods in the context of an Internet game.

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Virtual globe

A virtual globe is a three-dimensional (3D) software model or representation of the Earth or another world.

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Virtual learning environment

A virtual learning environment (VLE) in educational technology is a Web-based platform for the digital aspects of courses of study, usually within educational institutions.

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Virtual reality

Virtual reality (VR) is an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment, that incorporates mainly auditory and visual, but also other types of sensory feedback like haptic.

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Voice over IP

Voice over Internet Protocol (also voice over IP, VoIP or IP telephony) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet.

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Web of Angels

Web of Angels is a novel by John M. Ford.

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Web3D Consortium

The Web3D Consortium is an international not-for-profit, member-funded industry consortium, originally founded in 1997.

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Whyville is an educational Internet site geared towards children from ages 8–14+ founded and managed by Numedeon, Inc.

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Wikimapia is a privately owned open-content collaborative mapping project, that utilizes an interactive "clickable" web map with a geographically-referenced wiki system, with the aim to mark and describe all geographical objects in the world.

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William Gibson

William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk.

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Wired (magazine)

Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.

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The world is the planet Earth and all life upon it, including human civilization.

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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment.

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Yasutaka Tsutsui

is a Japanese novelist, science fiction author, and actor.

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.hack (pronounced "dot-hack") is a Japanese multimedia franchise that encompasses two projects: Project.hack and.hack Conglomerate.

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3D computer graphics

3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.

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