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Blascovich, Jim
Infinite reality : avatars, eternal life, new worlds, and the dawn of the virtual revolution / Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson
Alternate Title Avatars, eternal life, new worlds, and the dawn of the virtual revolution
1st ed
New York : William Morrow, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HM851 .B585 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Virtual reality -- Social aspects
Virtual reality -- Psychological aspects
Perception
Online social networks
Physical Description vi, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-291) and index
Contents Dream machines -- A museum of virtual media -- Mirror, mirror on the wall -- Winning virtual friends and influencing virtual people -- The virtual laboratory -- Who am I? -- Re-creating yourself -- Street smarts -- Eternal life -- Digital footprints -- The virtual "Jones" -- Virtually useful -- Virtual yin and yang -- More human than human
Summary Two Silicon Valley-based professors survey the field of virtual reality to explore the possibilities and potential of emerging digital technologies through which realistic human personalities and environments can be replicated
Alternate Author Bailenson, Jeremy

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