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

  • Stephanie Sun
    Aug 02, 2018
    4/5 geodesic domes. ...
  • Anthony
    May 24, 2018
    Dawn of the New Everything is a mash-up of part-Jaron Lanier memoir, part-history of VR and more specifically VPL, the first VR start-up. Immensely readable, even if you have no interest in the origins of or concepts underpinning VR, especially because Lanier comes across as an approac...
  • Kent Winward
    Jul 09, 2018
    Lanier's memoir-ish recounting of the creation of virtual reality technology and his philosophical musings on technology and how it impacts actual reality was well worth the read. I had numerous "of course" moments at the cross-cultural intersections of technology and society at large,...
  • Cheryl
    Mar 13, 2018
    I was very looking forward to reading this book. I have not gotten too much into virtual reality but it is something that intrigues me. Therefore I was very interested in what Mr. Lanier had to say as one of the first to experience virtual reality. What I got was some history about...
  • Matt
    Jun 19, 2018
    There's a lot here. From history to the life-lived picture of a genius to computer science lecture to critique of AI futures to what's wrong with the web as is. At its worst it's a seven course meal of 96 ounce steaks. And I still find myself grappling with the notion I walked a...
  • 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....
  • Trish
    Jun 14, 2018
    The ideas in this book are so refreshing, thrilling, amusing, enlightening, and sad that they had me eagerly looking forward to another session with it whenever I got a chance. I found myself fearing what was to come as I read the final chapters. If I say I wish it had turned out diffe...
  • 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...
  • Colin Ellard
    Jul 05, 2018
    Fascinating account of the history of VR from one of its founders intermingled with autobiography and philosophical musings about technology and humanity. I enjoyed every word. Don't ignore the appendices. They're also worth the time. ...
  • Fraser Kinnear
    Feb 21, 2018
    Well, I learned a lot about VR (e.g., why we'll never have floating holograms, VR programming concerns like latency, and the pros and cons of various interfaces). Lanier has a pretty rosy perspective of how the tech will develop, and why our experience with VR will be much more creativ...
  • Orsayor
    Jan 18, 2018
    Informative Read. Usually not my cup of tea - but I do believe if you are interested in Virtual Reality - then this is the book for you. ...
  • Sean
    Apr 21, 2018
    Excellent. Lanier's one of the smartest people on the planet, and he has one of the biggest hearts on the planet. He understands technology and the culture and history of Silicon Valley more fully than almost everyone in Silicon Valley yet his imagination and intellect breaks completel...
  • Tony Canas
    Jun 25, 2018
    A very different book from what I expected. I expected a look at the future of virtual reality. I got a heartfelt and moving story of a life lived in the computer science industry of the late 20th and early 21st century. I really enjoyed the book, but in a very different way than I exp...
  • Conrad
    Feb 24, 2018
    Solid four stars, though I do think I wavered in my rating of the book as I progressed through it. The beginning was kind of interesting, though it kind of slowed down a bit. I then enjoyed reading about the early days of Silicon Valley. I didn't really too much like the sections on VR...
  • Terry
    Jan 23, 2018
    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...
  • Dhruv
    May 13, 2018
    Jaron's life, AR/VR/MR, Silicon Valley, The 80s and 90s American tech scene, running a startup, what it means to be human, artificial intelligence, French spies, Japanese criminals and a dozen more themes make up the content of this narrative. Jaron constantly shifts from one topic to ...
  • Adam Vaughn
    Apr 10, 2018
    I think this is a book that will grow on me as I continue to digest the thoughts shared by Mr. Lanier. This book was not what I expected. It is partially autobiographical, partially historical, and partially about the future of technology, VR, social media, and our society. There is a ...
  • Sam Motes
    Jul 13, 2018
    An interesting look at VR by a VR pioneer as was expected but also a look into the human condition over the last few decades. The vision of what VR was going to be and what it will be some day is an amazing vision of what can be one day. It was interesting to hear his early days stompi...
  • BlackOxford
    Aug 04, 2018
    Virtual Reality as Life Therapy I admit it: I was wrong. After reading Jaron Lanier?s Ten Arguments, I dismissed him as a half-literate techno-traitor peddling some personal resentment about a mis-spent life in technology; but I couldn?t have been more wrong. Steered by another ...
  • Corrie Campbell
    Jul 23, 2018
    I chose to read this book on the recommendation of Ezra Klein from Vox after listening to his podcast. That's the last time I do that. To be fair, the book was interesting and okay, but a bit tedious and long. I appreciated the biographical parts of Jaron Lanier's book because his stor...
  • Peter O'Kelly
    Dec 18, 2017
    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...
  • Robert
    Jun 06, 2018
    I personally like Jaron Lanier for his humanistic spirit in the world of technology. His previous books "Who owns the future" and "You are not a gadget" were more intriguing and engaging to read. Dawn of the new everything is an interesting perspective on VR and what possibilities it m...
  • Justin Martin
    Jan 28, 2018
    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...
  • Rj
    Mar 13, 2018
    Lanier's book is an autobiography that looks at his life and career, but as the father of VR it also is an explanation about how VR developed. It is a look at a fascinating individual and how his unique way of seeing the world informed the technology that he helped develop. "New Yo...
  • Blake Williford
    Mar 19, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this read. Having already read Lanier's other two books You Are Not a Gadget and Who Owns the Future, I'm very familiar with his humanist views on technology and the questionable ethics of how technology is being implemented in our current age - But Lanier is also ...
  • Carol Ann
    Jul 25, 2018
    Wow--SO MUCH to think about. This was an amazing book. Lanier was like a friend visiting over a cup of coffee--or a bowl of noodles. Loved this. ...
  • 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...
  • Carl Waluconis
    Jul 19, 2018
    Keeping up with technology has become an impossible task for me. I have always been attracted to virtual reality, but couldn't always find the right places to look for information. Jaron Lanier has supplied it with this book. He has been a Silicon Valley stalwart since the early days, ...
  • Sam Tornio
    May 24, 2018
    A little bit of every sort of book in here. ...
  • Teo 2050
    Jun 18, 2018
    <8.5h @ 1.75x. Contents: (view spoiler)[Lanier J (2017) (14:28) Dawn of the New Everything - Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality Dedication Acknowledgments Preface: Virtual Reality?s Moment Introduction ? What Is It? ? What Can a Book Do That VR Can?t, a...