Virtual worlds and the science gateway to democracy
C Milburn argued that virtual worlds such as Secondlife opens the gateway for science towards democracy. As I have previously written, secondlife's copybot resembles a nanofactory. Future post molecular manufacturing society could be benefited by the simulation from these virtual societies. How secondlife handle copybot might be an inspiration on how we handle nanofac.
Download the paper "Atoms and Avatars: Virtual Worlds as Massively-Multiplayer Laboratories" here.