Virtual reality

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Summit Books, 1991 - Science - 415 pages
The first book for the general reader on the revolutionary technology of computer-generated artificial worlds--virtual reality. Rheingold weaves the philosophical, psychological, social, and economic implications of this fast-breaking research into a narrative that reaches back to cave paintings and forward to the 21st century where it will affect our daily lives.

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From the author of Excursions to the Far Side of the Mind (1988), an exciting and comprehensive update on the latest in interactive computer technology. William Gibson's novel Neuromancer perhaps best ... Read full review

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The term "virtual reality'' describes the computer-generated simulation of reality with physical, tactile, and visual dimensions. This interactive technology is used by science and engineering ... Read full review


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Howard RheingoldHoward Rheingold is author of "Tools for Thought, Excursions to the Far Side of the Mind, They Have a Word For It: A Lighthearted Lexicon of Untranslatable Words and Phrases"; coauthor of "Higher Creativity" and "The Cognitive Connection"; and editor of "Whole Earth Review." He is multimedia columnist for "Publish "magazine and has been consultant to the US Congress Office of Technology Assessment. He has written for the "New York Times, Esquire, Psychology Today, Playboy, The San Francisco Chronicle, " and "Omni.

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