links for 2010-01-20
a good idea: pairs runners with people with limited mobility in their local area so runners can deliver things and visit, and can exercise at the same time
The environment may be virtual, but the players are not only real: they are also active, willing and highly-motivated participants within an arena that elicits far more sophisticated, ‘realistic’ behaviours than any comparable laboratory experiment. Not to mention that the quantity and depth of data that can be derived from virtual worlds is of a level that was only being dreamt of in the social sciences a few decades ago.
from The Economist
taking over the workplace