Islamic perspective: virtual worlds as a western-centric technology
Although the number of virtual worlds and their participants is growing rapidly, this phenomena is primarily a Western Culture dominated environment. There is little if any attention paid to other cultures. This article examines this issue from an Islamic perspective? It examines the assumption that if virtual worlds are to become a truly global platform for collaboration, particularly in multinational enterprises, then it will be essential to "encode" the flexibility for social interactions to take place in a way that is sensitive to other cultures.
Mohd Affendi, S. Affendi. & Zakaria, N. 2007, 'Islamic perspective: virtual worlds as a western-centric technology', The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 100-103.