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Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games

Edward Castronova - Computers - 2008 - 344 pages
From EverQuest to World of Warcraft, online games have evolved from the exclusive domain of computer geeks into an extraordinarily lucrative staple of the entertainment ...
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The immigrant welfare effect: take-up or eligibility?

Edward Castronova - 1999 - 21 pages
Are immigrants on welfare because they are more likely to be eligible or because they are more likely to claim benefits for which they are eligible? The answer is politically ...
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Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis

Vili Lehdonvirta, Edward Castronova - Business & Economics - 2014 - 312 pages
In the twenty-first-century digital world, virtual goods are sold for real money. Digital game players happily pay for avatars, power-ups, and other game items. But behind ...
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Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy

Edward Castronova - Business & Economics - 2014 - 320 pages
Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps that consumers once redeemed for household items. Today’s economy has ...
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Regulating Markets: A BIT of Virtual Economies

Vili Lehdonvirta, Edward Castronova - Business & Economics - 2015 - 18 pages
In the twenty-first-century digital world, virtual goods are sold for real money. Digital game players happily pay for avatars, power-ups, and other game items. But behind ...
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Who Owns the Future?

Jaron Lanier - Computers - 2013 - 416 pages
Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and ...
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The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World

Marina Gorbis - Business & Economics - 2013 - 256 pages
A renowned futurist offers a vision of a reinvented world. Large corporations, big governments, and other centralized organizations have long determined and dominated the way ...
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Utopic Dreams and Apocalyptic Fantasies: Critical Approaches to Researching ...

Talmadge J. Wright, David G. Embrick, Andras Lukacs - Social Science - 2010 - 286 pages
Utopic Dreams and Apocalyptic Fantasies invites us to examine critical questions about video game play, pleasure, and fantasy from a sociological perspective.
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The Tell: The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths about Who We Are

Matthew Hertenstein, Matthew Hertenstein, Dr, PhD - Psychology - 2013 - 288 pages
Every day we make predictions based on limited information, in business and at home. Will this company’s stock performance continue? Will the job candidate I just interviewed ...
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