Virtual Reality by HOWARD RHEINGOLD
The Revolutionary Technology of Computer-Generated Artificial Worlds - and How It Promises to Transform Society

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Computer sociology
 

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Published January 1, 1991 by SECKER & WARBURG. 384 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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 From the author of Excursions to the Far Side of the Mind (1988), an exciting and comprehensive update on the latest in interactive computer technology.

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Overwriting and neologisms spoil Rheingold's attempt to impart the promise of Virtual Reality technology.

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Reingold, coauthor of Cognitive Connection , contends that VR technology will replace artificial intelligence as computing's cybernetic frontier.

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(As early as 1971, Myron Krueger was setting up rooms in art galleries with glowing displays that responded to the watchers’ movements, or didn’t, in entertaining ways.) Currently VR involves head-mounted displays, wrap-around screens, or rooms, involves mainly sight and sound;

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