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Author Lanier, Jaron, author.

Title Dawn of the new everything : encounters with reality and virtual reality / Jaron Lanier.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  COMPUTER 004.092 LANIER    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  004.092 LAN    Storage
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B LANIER    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  004.092 LAN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  004.092 LAN    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  004.092 LANIER    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  004.092 LANIER    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  004.092 LAN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  004.092 LANIER    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents Preface: Virtual reality's moment -- Introduction -- 1960s: terrors of Eden -- Rescue spacecraft -- Batch process -- Why I love VR (about the basics) -- Bug in the system (about the dark side of VR) -- Road -- Coast -- Valley of unearthly delights -- Alien encounters -- The feeling of immersion -- To don the new everything (about haptics with a little about avatars) -- Nautical dawn -- Six degrees (a little about sensors and VR data) -- Found -- Be your own pyramidion (about visual displays for VR) - The VPL experience -- Inside-out spheres (a little about VR "video" and sound) -- Scene -- How we settled into a seed for the future -- 1992, out -- Coda: Reality's foil.
Summary The Microsoft interdisciplinary scientist largely credited with popularizing virtual reality reflects on his lifelong relationship with technology, showing VR's ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species and how the brain and body connect to the world. By the author of You Are Not a Gadget. --Publisher
Subject Lanier, Jaron.
Computer scientists -- United States -- Biography.
Virtual reality -- Philosophy.
Virtual reality -- Social aspects.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects.
COMPUTERS / Virtual Worlds.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781627794091 (hardcover)
1627794093 (hardcover)
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