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Title:
Future presence : how virtual reality is changing human connection, intimacy, and the limits of ordinary life
Author:
Rubin, Peter (Pop culture writer), author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Physical Description:
vi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Presents a candid glimpse into virtual technology's likely future and how it may be used to form previously impossible relationships, explore new frontiers of intimacy, and transform human connection.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: Welcome to virtual reality -- Presence: What it is, where to find it, how to stay there -- Alone on a mountaintop: How "in here" helps "out there" -- Hedgehog love: Engineering feelings with social presence -- Empathy vs. intimacy: Why good stories need someone else -- What to do and who to do it with: How social VR is reinventing everything from game night to online harassment -- The starry night that wasn't there: Social media, intimacy, and the memory of experience -- Rec room confidential: The anatomy and evolution of VR friendships -- Reach out and touch someone: Haptics, tactile presence, and making VR physical -- XXX-change program: Turning porn back into people -- Where we're going, we don't need headsets: Let's get speculative -- Conclusion: When hindsight is 2020: What life in 2028 might actually look like.
ISBN:
9780062566690
Format :
Book

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