BBC NEWS | Technology | Taking democracy to the stars
Iceland is one of the world's original democracies - its parliament, the Althing, is the oldest one still in use.
So it is perhaps no surprise that the game world of EVE Online, developed in Iceland, has become the world's first virtual democracy.
The Council of Stellar Management, created by the game's developer, CCP, just had its second election.
A group of nine players, elected by their peers, will be brought to Iceland for two weeks of meetings and debate. Their decisions will influence the direction of the game.