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Author Ewalt, David M, author.

Title Defying reality : the inside story of the virtual reality revolution / David M. Ewalt.

Publication Info. New York : Blue Rider Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    006.8 EWA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 276 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-265) and index.
Contents Prologue: The spark -- Pygmalion's spectacles -- The ultimate display -- Console cowboys -- Into the rift -- Two billion reasons -- Taking hold -- VR and coding in Las Vegas -- The oncoming train -- This is real -- We'll use the orgasmatron -- Magical thinking -- Epilogue: The age of the unreal.
Summary "In Defying Reality, David M. Ewalt traces the story from ancient amphitheaters to Cold War military laboratories, through decades of hype and failure, to a nineteen-year-old video game aficionado who made the impossible possible. Ewalt looks at how businesses are already using this tech to revolutionize the world around us, and what we can expect in the future. Writing for a mainstream audience as well as for technology enthusiasts, Ewalt offers a unique perspective on VR. With firsthand accounts and on-the-ground reporting, Defying Reality shows how virtual reality will change our work, our play, and the way we relate to one another"-- From book jacket.
Subject Virtual reality.
Virtual reality -- Technological innovations -- Forecasting.
ISBN 9781101983713 (hardcover) $26.00
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