Synthetic worlds provide potential for a new working environment. We provide a perspective on the future of work in a synthetic world; following a fictional robot trainer in the course of his work, experiencing the difficulties of programming an android to pass the Turing test. During his lunchtime break, our fictional worker plans a travel holiday with his wife using another synthetic world. We use this vignette to extrapolate over the next 15 years the changes in synthetic world technologies required to realize our vision of working life in 2024.
|Title of host publication||Working through Synthetic Worlds|
|Editors||C.A.P Smith, K.W Kisiel, J.G Morrison|
|Place of Publication||Burlington, USA|
|Publisher||Ashgate Publishing Limited|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|