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Virtual worlds : a journey in hype and hyperreality

Author: Benjamin Woolley
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, USA : Blackwell, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Computers have changed our lives; with virtual reality, they will change our very experience, recreating it in an image of our choosing. That, at least, is what the champions of virtual reality claim. It will not simply reshape our view of technology, they say, but our view of ourselves and the world we live in. It is about the increasing power of information technology to create simulated environments, new  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Woolley
ISBN: 0631182144 9780631182146 0140154396 9780140154399
OCLC Number: 25411448
Description: viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Euphoria --
2. Simulation --
3. Virtuality --
4. Computability --
5. Artificial Intelligence --
6. Cyberspace --
7. Interface --
8. Hypertext --
9. Fiction --
10. Hyperreality --
11. Reality --
12. Discovery.
Responsibility: Benjamin Woolley.

Abstract:

Examines the reality of virtual reality. Woolley looks at the dramatic intellectual and cultural upheavals that gave birth to it, at the hype that surrounds it, at the people who have promoted it and  Read more...

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