Dawn of the new everything : encounters with reality and virtual reality
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New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
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xv, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Main Library - Adult
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English
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9781627794091, 1627794093

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
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"Through a mesmerizing look back over his life in technology, Jaron Lanier, the scientist who is said to have either coined or popularized the term virtual reality, exposes VR's ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species and gives readers a new perspective on how the brain and body connect to the world. An inventive blend of autobiography, science writing, philosophy, and advice, Dawn of the New Everything tells the wild story of Lanier's personal and professional life as a scientist. Raised in the UFO territory of New Mexico, Jaron lived with his father in a geodesic dome they built together in the desert after the sudden death of his mother. Attending college at age fourteen, Lanier was immediately hooked on computers, and from then on his life became entwined with technology. He forged an unconventional career path that eventually led him to the early frontier days of Silicon \/alley, where he founded the first VR start-up. An intense and imaginative dreamer, he retained a fierce humanism that continues to guide his innovative work and thought. Understanding virtual reality as being both a scientific and cultural adventure, Lanier demonstrates it to be, in fact, one of the most humanistic settings for technology. In this illuminating book, he cautions against certain computational beliefs such as AI, even as he explains the dazzling possibilities of \/R and argues that it can make our lives richer and fuller."--Dust jacket flap.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lanier, J. (2017). Dawn of the new everything: encounters with reality and virtual reality. First edition. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lanier, Jaron. 2017. Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters With Reality and Virtual Reality. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lanier, Jaron, Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters With Reality and Virtual Reality. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lanier, Jaron. Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters With Reality and Virtual Reality. First edition. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2017. Print.

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