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John Clayton is dreaming of a better future when he stumbles across the VR200 virtual reality helmet. It is part of a classified virtual reality combat simulator that was lost in a traffic accident. John quickly learns how to use the VR200 to run combat simulations - classical and modern - and to sit at the feet of history's greatest thinkers. With study, practice and ingenuity, John uses the VR200 to create not just an artificial intelligence, but also a virtual human being - capable of a complete range of ...

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Overview

John Clayton is dreaming of a better future when he stumbles across the VR200 virtual reality helmet. It is part of a classified virtual reality combat simulator that was lost in a traffic accident. John quickly learns how to use the VR200 to run combat simulations - classical and modern - and to sit at the feet of history's greatest thinkers. With study, practice and ingenuity, John uses the VR200 to create not just an artificial intelligence, but also a virtual human being - capable of a complete range of thoughts, feelings and actions.

Unfortunately for him, the VR200's developers are hot on his trail. They suspect their lost equipment has fallen into the hands of foreign agents. The military will stop at nothing to retrieve the VR200 and to keep its loss a secret from Congressional critics and the media.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595284450
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/25/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2003

    This book will grab and hold you

    If you are a science fiction buff or even if you generally avoid science fiction, this book will grab you and hold you. The reason is that it blends the latest virtual reality research with issues and problems we face daily. The main plot is simple. A military truck is transporting the latest development in military training tools. The equipment allows the user to see, hear, and truly believe they are experiencing actual battlefield conditions; eliminating many hours of field training and the physical hazards involved. A violent traffic accident occurs and by chance a well cushioned helmet rolls down an embankment into a river. Our hero, sixteen-year-old John Clayton, later finds it and takes it home to his basement lab. He activates it, and by experiencing the programming built in, he, in one year, grows from boyhood to manhood, both physically and mentally. The author holds degrees in physics and engineering and knows his subject well. This is not one of those Hollywood enhanced books featuring alien monsters. However, there is a real chill factor when you realize that virtual reality research, while a boom in many aspects, raises some of the same fundamental questions Karel Capek raised in his 1920 play R.U.R. (which popularized the word robot). Read this book and you may someday be able to say you read the first Hitchcock book, which led to his joining Clarke, Asimov, and Heinlein as a star in the science fiction galaxy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2003

    Enjoyed the book!

    David Hitchcock has developed a novel of a somewhat 'nerdy' youth finding a virtual reality helmet he uses to transform his life. While I won't give away the plot, this helmet improves his life in multiple ways, presaging what may be a future of self-improvement with virtual reality. If you like hard edged sci-fi in the style of Ben Bova you may enjoy this book.

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