Second Lives

A Journey Through Virtual Worlds

By Tim Guest.

Read by Paul Panting

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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.

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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.

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Tim adopts the role of a virtual private eye.

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Recent developments in computer technology have seen the American military adopting the concept of virtual worlds for some very practical purposes.

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Some of the world's largest corporations have spotted new business opportunities in the market for virtual worlds.