readwriteweb carries news of a new forrester report on virtual worlds.
"Forrester cites investments in this area by big organizations like BP, IBM,
Intel, and the US Army. The use cases include:
[ "Information and knowledge management professionals should begin
[ to investigate and experiment with virtual worlds. Use them to try to
[ replicate the experience of working physically alongside others; allow
[ people to work with and share digital 3-D models of physical or
[ theoretical objects; and make remote training and counseling more
[ realistic by incorporating nonverbal communication into same-time,
[ different-place interactions." "