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Author Rheingold, Howard.

Title Virtual reality
Published New York : Summit Books, [1991]
©1991

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Description 415 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Grasping reality through illusion -- Experience theater and the art of binocular illusion -- Machines to think with -- Threshold of virtual exploration -- Entering cyberspace -- Blastoff at NASA -- Birth of the VR business -- Cyberspace and serious business -- Reality on your retina -- Cool gadgets and industrial policies -- "Visual, intelligent, and personal" -- Out of the body -- Origins of drama and the future of fun -- Feel of things -- Homebrew VR -- Teledildonics and beyond -- Cyberspace and human nature
Summary Explores the social, economic, psychological, and philosophical implications of tomorrow's technology
Analysis Artificial intelligence
Cybernetics
Cyberspace
Notes Cover subtitle: Exploring the brave new technologies of artificial experience and interactive worlds from cyberspace to teledildonics
Includes bibliographies and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-399) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Science -- Computer simulation.
Cybernetics.
Science -- Computer simulation.
Technology -- Computer simulation.
Cybernetics.
Interactive computer systems.
Science -- Computer simulation.
Technology -- Computer simulation.
Virtual computer systems.
Virtual reality.
Author Rheingold, Howard.
LC no. 91010955
ISBN 0671693638
0671778978 (paperback: Touchstone)