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Virtual Worlds as a Platform for Government Collaboration


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Today our society faces numerous challenges from the economy to the climate. Solving these issues begins with effective collaboration tools. How can virtual worlds assist in this process creating a "road map forward?"

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Virtual Worlds as a Platform for Government Collaboration

  1. 1. Virtual Worlds as a Platform for Government CollaborationEric Hackathorn<br />5/13/2010<br />
  2. 2. act of working jointly together<br />cooperating as a traitor<br />What is collaboration?<br />working together on a common enterprise<br />sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus<br />
  3. 3. Famous examples of successful collaboration<br />The Big Three, February 1945<br />
  4. 4. The Quest<br />Fellowship of the Rings<br />
  5. 5. The Fellowship<br />
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  8. 8. The weapons may have changed, but they are just as effective.<br />
  9. 9. I am familiar with Tolkien’s story<br />“The Fellowship of the Ring”<br />
  10. 10. I am familiar with Tolkien’s story<br />“The Fellowship of the Ring”<br /><br />Tweet @poll THUMBSUP or THUMBSDOWN<br />
  11. 11. Conflicts<br />LOTR Clip of the Ring turning someone bad<br />
  12. 12. Lessons Learned<br />Its easy to lose sight of what’s ultimately important<br />Improper use of our tools leads us down the wrong path<br />Through lack of understanding, sometimes the good guys appear as the bad guys<br />
  13. 13. Sometimes it feels like we have our own Boromir<br />
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  16. 16. Lessons Learned<br />Don’t loose sight of “the point” by using inappropriate technology<br />Granted, it may be the only choice<br />Don’t forget who is your audience<br />More than the military, it’s the world!<br />
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  18. 18.<br />Tweet @poll PLUS OR MINUS<br />
  19. 19. Partnerships<br />
  20. 20. Lessons Learned<br />Life’s big challenges were not meant to be handled by a individual<br />…or a single agency, or a single government!<br />Take help where you can get it<br />
  21. 21. There are a lot of people out there…<br />…why aren’t we listening more?<br />
  22. 22. How much of the time do you trust the government in Washington?<br />
  23. 23. More than talking, it’s listening!<br />More than listening, it’s collaborating!<br />
  24. 24. Virtual Worlds Advantages<br />
  25. 25. Rewards<br />
  26. 26. The Shire<br />
  27. 27. The real world has different challenges<br />…but still needs saving<br />
  28. 28. In 140 characters or less what<br />is your quest or mission?<br />
  29. 29.<br />Tweet @poll MISSION<br />Your Message<br />
  30. 30. May you find fellowship on your quest<br />and effectively collaborate!<br />
  31. 31. Questions?<br /><br />