Virtual Meeting Rush

More companies are using virtual worlds for training and gatherings while new technology aims to make them a mainstream reality.

Accountant, CEO and executive director of the Maryland Association of CPAs, Tom Hood might not look like the kind of guy who spends a lot of time in an imaginary world. But he does—at work. And he encourages other accountants to do the same. That’s because MACPA runs continuing education sessions for accountants in Second Life. Even though the virtual world has attracted its share of press for the zany shenanigans of its virtual residents, like dressing up in crazy virtual costumes, having virtual affairs and speculating on virtual real estate, there’s also serious business going on in Second Life—and now, in OpenSim as well.

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