Hawkins, Rosedale Talk Future Of Games At CNN Summit

On April 23rd at Stanford University's Fairchild Auditorium, CNN International's new "Future Summit" series brought together a diverse set of panelists – all at the forefront of Web 2.0 technologies – to discuss virtual worlds, and gaze into their respective crystal balls regarding the future of communication, creativity, games, and entertainment.

Panelists included Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Flickr, Trip Hawkins, founder of EA and current CEO and founder of Digital Chocolate, Ellen Poon, a former employee of George Lucas's special effects company Industry Light and Magic (ILM) and current president and creative director of the environmentally-conscious Lancet Films, Philip Rosedale, CEO and founder of Linden Lab (the makers of the popular virtual world Second Life), and Nick Yee, a PhD student in communications at Stanford who is responsible for social psychological studies of players in massively multiplayer online games (also known as The Daedalus Project).

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