Words Made Flesh: Information In Formation

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The book that launched the virtual reality debate back in 1986 is back in print - with four additional appendices.

It raises the question: Which is most fundamental - matter, energy or information? Are we living in a virtual, information-based reality? Or are we simply bound to believe that we are?

Independence, randomness and irrelevance are basic qualities expected of material reality, but costly attributes in a virtual reality where connectedness would be the expected norm – suggesting a magical universe where divination and action at a distance are to be expected. Do traditional notions of angels, gods, other dimensions and spiritual worlds, assume new significance in a virtual reality?

Ramsey Dukes takes you on a voyage of discovery and nothing will ever be the same. Everything will, however, be different

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The Matrix, Lawnmower Man, Open Your Eyes, Vanilla Sky, Avalon - these films popularised the idea that we might be living in a virtual reality. But this is the book that first suggested the idea in 1986 and explored its implications in depth. Get prepared for the reality revolution!

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The book that launched the virtual reality debate is back in print - with four additional appendices.

Which is most fundamental - matter, energy or information?

Aree we living in a virtual, information-based reality, or are we simply bound to believe that we are?

Independence, randomness and irrelevance are basic qualites expected of material reality, but costly attributes in virtual reality where connectedness would be the expected norm.

Is this the basis for a new theory of divination, magical action and morphic resonance?

Do traditional notions of angels, gods, other dimensions and spiritual worlds assume new significance in virtual reality?

Ramsey dukes takes you on a voyage of discovery and nothing will ever be the same.

Everything will, however, be different.

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