While the virtual reality infrastructure,
provides an increased communication channel with users, and the richest Human/Machine interface,
short of direct brain/computer interfaces, virtual worlds are application contexts that provides
resources and relations for Virtual World applications.
While Virtual World Application purposes can cover a wide range, typically, collaboration best provides productivity
to justify the cost and effort required to implement and support virtual worlds.
In any case, virtual worlds are typically designed for knowledge sharing (a collaboration requirement) and knowledge
Like all applications, virtual world applications typically have important
knowledge management requirements,
including knowledge classification and entitlement.
define and integrate application interface resources and, as such, are often a determining factor of the application
Metaphors can also provide a referencing
framework for shared knowledge.
Virtual worlds typically materialize through the
interactive virtual reality infrastructure.