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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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Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy

Edward Castronova - Business & Economics - 2014 - 265 pages
An intriguing look at the exploding phenomenon of unregulated private currencies and how they will change our economy forever
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Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis

Vili Lehdonvirta, Edward Castronova - Business & Economics - 2014 - 294 pages
How the basic concepts of economics -- including markets, institutions, and money -- can be used to create and analyze economies based on virtual goods.
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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
The “brilliant” and “daringly original” (The New York Times) critique of digital networks from the “David Foster Wallace of tech” (London Evening Standard)—asserting that to ...
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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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