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The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality
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The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Michael Heim

Abstract

Computers have dramatically altered life in the late 20th century. Today we can draw on worldwide computer links, speeding up communications for radio, newspapers, and television. Ideas fly back and forth and circle the globe at the speed of electricity. And just around the corner lurks full-blown virtual reality, in which we will be able to immerse ourselves in a computer simulation not only of the actual physical world, but of any imagined world. As we begin to move in and out of a computer-generated world, this book asks, how will the way we perceive our world change? This book considers th ... More

Keywords: computers, virtual reality, Information Age, computer technology, word-processing, English language, hypertext, cyberspace, popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195092585
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Heim, author

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