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Virtual reality has introduced what is literally a new dimension of reality to daily life. But it is not without controversy. Indeed, some say that a collision is inevitable between those passionately involved in the computer industry and those increasingly alienated from (and often replaced by) its applications. Opinions range from the cyberpunk attitude of Wired magazine and Bill Gates's commercial optimism to the violent opposition of the Unabomber. Now, with Virtual Realism, readers have a thought-provoking guide to the "cyberspace backlash" debate and the implications of cyberspace for our culture.

Michael Heim offers a comprehensive introduction to virtual reality and a provocative commentary on its present and future impact on our lives. Heim describes the fascinating and important industrial and military uses of virtual reality, as well as its artistic and entertainment applications. He argues that we must balance the idealist's enthusiasm for computerized life with the need to ground ourselves more deeply in primary reality. This "uneasy balance" he calls virtual realism.

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Michael Heim is the author of the award winning The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality and the ground breaking Electric Language.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195350098
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Philosophy | Science
Author:
Heim, Michael
Subject:
Social Aspects - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Virtual Reality
Subject:
Virtual World
Subject:
Multimedia-Virtual Reality
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000413
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
264

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Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » General
Computers and Internet » Multimedia » Virtual Reality
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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"Synopsis" by , Michael Heim is the author of the award winning The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality and the ground breaking Electric Language.

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