More adventures in 2nd Life... being used though by many government bodies...get you avatar and attend....the Polyclinic in the UK...video at the site....BD
The Internet has drastically changed the mode of scientific communication in the last two decades. However, another wave of change has recently become evident with the development of online virtual worlds, such as Second Life. This medium enables users to interact with each other in a freely available online ‘metaverse’. Second Life is currently experiencing exponential growth, and has over 10 million users worldwide. The health industry has been instrumental in its evolution and Second Life is increasingly being used by governmental bodies e.g. NASA, educational institutions e.g. Imperial College London, and scientific communities e.g. Nature.
iVAS is a group of surgeons and scientists who want to change the way scientific communications are currently conducted, we will organize conferences entirely within the virtual world. This lowers the cost of attending, negates the need to travel and creates novel surgical research networks across the world.