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Virtual Reality: Exploring the Brave New Technologies of Artificial Experience and Interactive Worlds - From Cyberspace to Teledildonics

Howard Rheingold

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ISBN 10: 0749308893 / ISBN 13: 9780749308896
Published by Mandarin, 1992
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Virtual Reality: Exploring the Brave New ...

Publisher: Mandarin

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: New Ed.

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Imagine being able to "walk" into your computer and interact with any program you create. It sounds like science fiction, but it's science fact. Surgeons now rehearse operations on computer-generated "virtual" patients, and architects "walk through" virtual buildings while the actual structures are still in blueprints. In Virtual Reality, Howard Rheingold takes us to the front lines of this revolutionary new technology that creates computer-generated worlds complete with the sensations of touch and motion, and explores its impact on everything from entertainment to particle physics.

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Howard Rheingold

Howard 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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