Ethical considerations for virtual worlds

Alanah Mitchell, Deepak Khazanchi

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Abstract

Metaverses, like Second Life and Teleplace, and the inherent technology capabilities that they offer continue to be of interest for researchers, practitioners, and educators. Due to this trend, and the uncertainty regarding immersive virtual experiences as contrasted with face-to-face experiences, there is a need to further understand the ethical challenges associated with this virtual context. This paper presents a starting point for discussing ethics in virtual worlds. Specifically, we review virtual worlds and their unique technology capabilities as well as the ethical considerations that arise due to these unique capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Pages535-542
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
Event18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2012Aug 12 2012

Publication series

Name18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Volume1

Conference

Conference18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8/9/128/12/12

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Ethics
  • Metaverses
  • Second life
  • Virtual teams
  • Virtual worlds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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    Mitchell, A., & Khazanchi, D. (2012). Ethical considerations for virtual worlds. In 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 (pp. 535-542). (18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012; Vol. 1).