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Infinite Reality : Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution - Jim Blascovich

Infinite Reality

Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution

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“Enough with speculation about our digital future. Infinite Reality is the straight dope on what is and isn’t happening to us right now, from two of the only scientists working on the boundaries between real life and its virtual extensions.”
—Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed

How achievable are the virtual experiences seen in The Matrix, Tron, and James Cameron’s Avatar? Do our brains know where “reality” ends and “virtual” begins? In Infinite Reality, Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson, two pioneering experts in the field of virtual reality, reveal how the human brain behaves in virtual environments and examine where radical new developments in digital technology will lead us in five, fifty, and five hundred years.

“An exhilarating book ... Blascovich and Bailenson are ideally situated to write this guide to the new world ... Infinite Reality a must-read for anyone who wants to prepare for the coming revolution.”

Dream machines -- A museum of virtual media -- Mirror, mirror on the wall -- Winning virtual friends and influencing virtual people -- The virtual laboratory -- Who am I? -- Re-creating yourself -- Street smarts -- Eternal life -- Digital footprints -- The virtual "Jones" -- Virtually useful -- Virtual yin and yang -- More human than human.

ISBN: 9780062041692
ISBN-10: 006204169X
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 5th April 2011