That's what IBM's Irving Wladasky-Berger thinks, anyway. Check this out:
- I expressed my opinion that meetings and learning and training may very well be the killer apps of virtual worlds, that is, those applications that turn out to be unexpectedly useful and help propel the success of a new product or service in the marketplace...
Meetings also occur for many purposes - to train people in a university or business, to consult on a medical problem, to try to close a sale, to offer financial advice. Meetings constitute a huge part of our economy, and of the work that people engage in. We should not be surprised that meetings, - namely collaborative decision making, problem solving, learning and innovation, - will be even more important in the talent-based knowledge economy that we are entering.