Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technology. Bridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Jaron Lanier has written a three-pronged adventure into "virtual reality," by exposing its ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species. The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with ...

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Title:Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality
Author:Jaron Lanier
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1627794093
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality Reviews

  • Joan
    Dec 30, 2017
    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...
  • Phil
    Jan 18, 2018
    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...
  • Antonio Gallo
    Nov 28, 2017
    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....
  • Tonstant Weader
    Dec 12, 2017
    To many people, Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality. He coined the term in its contemporary usage though points to an older, literary use. Lanier is a credit-sharer, not a credit-grabber, so this memoir of his childhood, early work and years at VPL Research, Inc. is full of s...
  • Oliver Brackenbury
    Dec 05, 2017
    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...
  • Steven
    Dec 30, 2017
    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...
  • Phil Oliver
    Dec 26, 2017
    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...
  • Patrick Pilz
    Jan 16, 2018
    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...
  • Peter O'Kelly
    Dec 18, 2017
    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...
  • Jim Nail
    Oct 25, 2017
    I really don?t know how to review this book, it is so completely removed from the life I have lived. But I read every word of it, understood some of it, and learned a lot about the world as it is and where it is going. If, like me, you are a boomer who followed the hippie dream and p...