Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

by Jaron Lanier

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627794091
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 306,714
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist at Microsoft, either coined or popularized the term Virtual Reality. His startup VPL created the first commercial VR products, avatars, multi-person virtual world experiences, and prototypes of surgical simulation. Both his previous books, Who Owns the Future? and You Are Not a Gadget have been international bestsellers. In 2014, he was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, one of the highest cultural honors in Europe.

Table of Contents

Preface: Virtual Reality’s Moment


1. 1960s: Terrors of Eden
2. Rescue Spacecraft
3. Batch Process
4. Why I Love VR (About the Basics)
5. Bug in the System (About the Dark Side of VR)
6. Road
7. Coast
8. Valley of Unearthly Delights
9. Alien Encounters
10. The Feeling of Immersion
11. To Don the New Everything (About Haptics, with a Little About Avatars)
12. Nautical Dawn
13. Six Degrees (A Little About Sensors and VR Data)
14. Found
15. Be Your Own Pyramidion (About Visual Displays for VR)
16. The VPL Experience
17. Inside-Out Spheres (A Little About VR “Video” and Sound)
18. Scene
19. How We Settled Into a Seed for the Future
20. 1992, Out
21. Coda: Reality’s Foil


Appendix 1: Postsymbolic Communication (About the Reveries of One of My Classic VR Talks)
Appendix 2: Phenotropic Fevers (About VR Software)
Appendix 3: Dueling Demigods

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