War Of The Worlds by Mark Slouka
Cyberspace And The High-tech Assault On Reality

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Warning: A technological revolution is unfolding that promises, in the words of its creators, to redefine what it means to be human. Face-to-face communication (“F2F” to those in the know) is quickly becoming obsolete; already we turn to computers for information, entertainment, companionship—even love. Science fiction? Hardly. This is the brave new vision of the digital avant-garde, computer crusaders leading a high-tech assault on what was once known as reality. Sophisticated, well-funded, unabashedly messianic, they have the power, the technological know-how, and the marketplace savvy to make good on many of their wildest prophecies. With War of the Worlds, Mark Slouka gives us a funny, but eerily disturbing, humanist’s look at the culture of cyberspace.
 

About Mark Slouka

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Mark Slouka is a lecturer in literature and culture at the University of California, San Diego. He's currently writing a book on the decline of the physical world in modern life, and his fiction has appeared in Harper's magazine.
 
Published July 14, 1995 by Basic Books. 208 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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A persuasive and much-needed humanistic response to the fevered rhetoric surrounding the information superhighway, virtual reality, and other digital technologies.

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As millions of computer users plug into the Internet, access online services, play computer simulation games and explore virtual realities, abstract communication replaces firsthand experience, entert

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Amid the endless hype and hoopla for cyberspace, the Internet and the information superhighway, here comes someone to say, "Hey, wait a minute!

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