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Product NameInfinite Reality: The Hidden Blueprint Of Our Virtual Lives
LanguageEnglish
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AuthorJim Blascovich, Jeremy Bailenson
Page Count320
BindingPaperback
Published02/14/2012
FeaturesWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
Long Description“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.
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