Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality by Jaron Lanier

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....

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  • Blake Williford
    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 the pioneer of...
  • Jim Nail
    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 paid no atte...
  • Tonstant Weader
    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 sharing the cre...
  • Peter O'Kelly
    A review and interview to consider:http://www.economist.com/news/books-a...http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-......
  • Sean
    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 completely free from th...
  • Orsayor
    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....
  • Fraser Kinnear
    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 creative and positive...
  • Sam Tornio
    A little bit of every sort of book in here....
  • Trish
    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 differently, it wou...

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