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Metaverses, like Second Life and Teleplace, and the inherent technology capabilities that they offer continue to be of interest for researchers, practitioners, and educators. Due to this trend, and the uncertainty regarding immersive virtual experiences as contrasted with face-to-face experiences, there is a need to further understand the ethical challenges associated with this virtual context. This paper presents a starting point for discussing ethics in virtual worlds. Specifically, we review virtual worlds and their unique technology capabilities as well as the ethical considerations that arise due to these unique capabilities.


Published in Proceedings of the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems.

Excerpted from Mitchell, A. and Khazanchi, D. (2012, August 9-12). “Ethical Considerations for Virtual Worlds.” Proceedings of the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2012), Seattle, WA., © 2012. Used with permission from Association for Information Systems, Atlanta, GA; 404-413-7444; All rights reserved.