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Jaron Lanier, `the father of Virtual Reality ... a high-tech genius' (Sunday Times), tells the extraordinary story of how in simply over three a long time Virtual Reality went from being a dream to a actuality - and the way its energy to show goals into realities will remodel us and our world. Virtual Reality has lengthy been one of the dominant cliches of science fiction.,

Now Virtual Reality is a actuality: these large headsets that make folks look ridiculous, even whereas radiating startled delight; the place the place battle veterans overcome PTSD, surgical procedures are trialled, plane and cities are designed. But VR is way extra attention-grabbing than any single know-how, nevertheless spectacular. It is, actually, the best gadget ever invented for researching what a human being really is - and the way we predict and really feel.,

More than thirty years in the past, legendary laptop scientist, visionary and artist Jaron Lanier pioneered its invention. Here, in what's prone to be one of the most uncommon books you ever learn, he blends scientific investigation, philosophical thought experiment and his memoir of a life lived at the centre of digital innovation to elucidate what VR actually is: the science of complete phantasm; the extension of the intimate magic of earliest childhood into maturity; a touch of what life could be like with none limits. As Lanier reveals, we're standing on the threshold of a completely new realm of human creativity, expression, communication and expertise.,

While we will use VR to check our relationship with actuality, it's going to take a look at us in return, for a way we select to make use of it's going to reveal who we really are. Welcome to a mind-expanding, life-enhancing, world-changing journey.