Cyber Space for Universal Peace: The Contribution of Online Dispute Resolution
The IUP Law Review
Geetanjali Ramesh Chandra
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Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) refers to many diverse and unique applications of conflict resolution online. This paper examines the tremendous growth of ODR, including its use by eBay and other e-commerce companies, and discusses its enormous possibilities, along with many employment opportunities for practitioners in the field. For those who see the value of technology as a critical building block in the future of dispute resolution, ODR will be an indispensable resource.
Today, global peace is mostly dependent on virtual world and relationships online. A
virtual world is an online community that takes the form of a computer-based simulated
environment through which users can interact with one another and use and create
objects.1 The term has become largely synonymous with interactive 3D virtual
environments where the users take the form of avatars visible to others.2
The concept of virtual worlds significantly predates computers. The Roman
naturalist, Pliny the Elder, expressed an interest in perceptual illusion.3 In the 20th
century, the cinematographer Morton Heilig explored the creation of the Sensorama, a theater experience designed to stimulate the senses of the audience—vision, sound,
balance, smell, even touch (via wind)—and so draw them more effectively into the
Law Review Journal, Cyber Space, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), Global Relationships, Economy, Economy Online, E-Commerce, Universal Peace, The Contribution, Online Dispute Resolution.