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What is Consensual hallucination

Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global Economy
In William Gibson’s book, Neuromancer, he refers to cyberspace as a consensual hallucination that is “a graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system.” The phrase is often used to describe virtual reality or cyberspace.
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Relationship Between Second Life and the U.S. Economy
Rosemarie Reynolds (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA), Yusuke Ishikawa (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA), and Amanda Macchiarella (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-611-7.ch009
Second Life is a virtual world designed to be a free, laissez-faire market economy in which Linden Dollars are used to buy and sell goods and services. This study investigated the relationship between the economies of Second Life and the United States, using financial data collected from Linden Lab and the Federal Reserve. Partial correlation analyses were computed between two pairs of economic measures, and our results indicated that there was a significant relationship between the two economies.
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