Turing, androids and a travel holiday: A futuristic view of synthetic worlds

Robert Cox, Patricia Crowther, John Campbell

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorking through Synthetic Worlds
EditorsC.A.P Smith, K.W Kisiel, J.G Morrison
Place of PublicationBurlington, USA
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Pages329-346
Number of pages18
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780754694304
ISBN (Print)9780754677123
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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