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Infinite reality : the hidden blueprint of our virtual lives

Author: Jim Blascovich; Jeremy Bailenson
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st William Morrow pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Two Silicon Valley-based professors survey the field of virtual reality to explore the possibilities and potential of emerging digital technologies through which realistic human personalities and environments can be replicated.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Blascovich; Jeremy Bailenson
ISBN: 9780061809507 0061809500 9780061809514 0061809519
OCLC Number: 778857787
Notes: Originally published as: Infinite reality : avatars, eternal life, new worlds, and the dawn of the virtual revolution. New York : William Morrow, 2011.
Includes 16 pages of insights, interviews and more.
Description: iv, 298, 16 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Infinite reality: avatars, eternal life, new worlds, and the dawn of the virtual revolution.
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