A Journey Through Virtual Worlds
By Tim Guest.
Read by Paul PantingAt a day care centre in Boston, nine cerebral palsy sufferers inhabit one virtual body to share a life they could only dream of in the real world.
Tim enters a computer-generated world and takes a trip in a virtual hot air balloon to see what the new life has to offer.
But even in an idealised fantasy world, his dream seaside home is far beyond his budget.
Tim adopts the role of a virtual private eye.
Recent developments in computer technology have seen the American military adopting the concept of virtual worlds for some very practical purposes.
Some of the world's largest corporations have spotted new business opportunities in the market for virtual worlds.