Infinite Reality authors say people will be able attend "virtual meetings" in the form of highly realistic three-dimensional avatars instead of paying the personal and environmental toll of flying across the country.more»
Jabon, M.E., Ahn, S.J., & Bailenson, J.N. (2011). Automatically Analyzing Facial-Feature Movements to Identify Human Errors. IEEE Journal of Intelligent Systems, 26 (2), 54-63.more»
Blascovich, J., & Bailenson, J.N. (2011). Infinite Reality - Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution. New York: William Morrow.more»
In VHIL researcher Grace Ahn's study, participants used less paper after cutting down a virtual tree.
In a virtual conference with three-dimensional avatars participants would feel immersed in the scene as you they around at the other participants from the eyes of their avatar.more»
Cutting down a virtual redwood with a virtual chainsaw may lead you to save trees by recycling more paper.more»