The Resource Dawn of the new everything : a journey through virtual reality, Jaron Lanier

Dawn of the new everything : a journey through virtual reality, Jaron Lanier

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Dawn of the new everything : a journey through virtual reality
Title
Dawn of the new everything
Title remainder
a journey through virtual reality
Statement of responsibility
Jaron Lanier
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Virtual Reality has long been one of the dominant cliches of science fiction. Now Virtual Reality is a reality- those big headsets that make people look ridiculous, even while radiating startled delight; the place where war veterans overcome PTSD, surgeries are trialled, aircraft and cities are designed. But VR is far more interesting than any single technology, however spectacular. It is, in fact, the most effective device ever invented for researching what a human being actually is and how we think and feel.More than thirty years ago, legendary computer scientist, visionary and artist Jaron Lanier pioneered its invention. Here, in what is likely to be one of the most unusual books you ever read, he blends scientific investigation, philosophical thought experiment and his memoir of a life lived at the centre of digital innovation to explain what VR really is- the science of comprehensive illusion; the extension of the intimate magic of earliest childhood into adulthood; a hint of what life would be like without any limits. As Lanier shows, we are standing on the threshold of an entirely new realm of human creativity, expression, communication and experience. While we can use VR to test our relationship with reality, it will test us in return, for how we choose to use it will reveal who we truly are. Welcome to a mind-expanding, life-enhancing, world-changing adventure
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Lanier, Jaron
Dewey number
006.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lanier, Jaron
  • Virtual reality
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Dawn of the new everything : a journey through virtual reality, Jaron Lanier
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781784701536
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Dawn of the new everything : a journey through virtual reality, Jaron Lanier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781784701536
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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