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Future presence : how virtual reality is changing human connection, intimacy, and the limits of ordinary life / Peter Rubin.

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Location: Fennell STACKS HM851 .R8335 2018
Barcode: 30731101228462
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780062566690
  • ISBN: 0062566695
  • Physical Description: vi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Interpersonal relations.
Virtual reality > Social aspects.
Virtual reality > Social aspects.
Interpersonal relations.
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