The Future of Technology

Los Angeles Times allows Steve Ballmer, Ned Sherman, Rafat Ali, Kevin Werbach, Chris Anderson, Hank Berry and John Brockman to opine on the future of tecnology. Here’s Sherman’s take on virtual reality:

A cottage industry is beginning to develop around virtual communities, with real-world businesses profiting from the sale of related goods and services. For instance, there’s an e-commerce site that allows you to customize your “avatar” — the persona you create for yourself on line — and another company that puts together custom games for organizations that want to use Second Life for training and education.

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