Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

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. The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with ...

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Title:Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality
Author:Jaron Lanier
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1627794093
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality Reviews

  • Joan
    Dec 30, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

  • Phil
    Jan 18, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

  • Antonio Gallo
    Nov 28, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

  • Tonstant Weader
    Dec 12, 2017

    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 s...

  • Erwin
    Jan 26, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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  • Orsayor
    Jan 18, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

  • Josh
    Jan 24, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

  • Paul
    Feb 10, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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  • Polly Callahan
    Feb 14, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

  • Oliver Brackenbury
    Dec 05, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

  • Robert Davis
    Nov 17, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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  • Terry
    Jan 23, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

  • William
    Dec 12, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

  • Steven
    Dec 30, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

  • Phil Oliver
    Dec 26, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

  • Patrick Pilz
    Jan 16, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

  • Peter O'Kelly
    Dec 18, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

  • Justin Martin
    Jan 28, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

  • Vladimir Zuzukin
    Dec 13, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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  • Tako
    Feb 11, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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  • Imanol
    Dec 05, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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  • T Scott Saponas
    Dec 07, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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  • Bob Rundle
    Jan 25, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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  • Robert Coyle
    Jan 06, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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  • Fernando Gros
    Feb 01, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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  • Bethanie Butcher
    Jan 20, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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    ...

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  • Mohamed Omran
    Apr 13, 2016

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

    ...

  • Max Metral
    Jan 20, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

  • Jim Nail
    Oct 25, 2017

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

  • Mikko Myllyl├Ą
    Feb 16, 2018

    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 s...

    A review and interview to consider: http://www.economist.com/news/books-a... http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-... ...

    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. ...

    Che cos?Ŕ la realtÓ? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei ?luoghi?, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimŔ, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non Ŕ quella realtÓ che abbiamo pensato....

    If there's such a thing as a gentle, nuanced siren - an electric light show that knocks on your door wanting to sit down for tea - this is that book. Lanier uses both a soft light and a hard light to revisit his time in Silicon Valley pioneering virtual reality, and really walked me th...

    I suspect this will be a fun read for some - it was at times a very intriguing auto-biography of Lanier, but I gave up on it about half way through (too repetitive among other reasons). A somewhat distorted summary of the first half of the book: - Lanier lost his mother at young age a...

    If you're a technologist who can't quite get behind Facebook and doesn't necessarily think AI is going to take over the world, but can't put your finger on exactly why (that's me!), this book may help. Dawn of the New Everything is a memoir about the way the internet didn't turn out. I...

    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 p...

    The first half of the book is fine - a meandering walk down memory lane of VR and the early Technology revolution. But there?s a lot of self congratulation in here, and Appendix 2 is perhaps the worst piece of wannabe computer science I?ve come across. To argue that non-procedural ...

    An interesting history, and cause for re-assessment, of a technology I think a lot of people still dismiss as some clunky fad from the late 80's and early 90's. Mix in Lanier's powerful humanism and interesting ideas for how to re-assess a whole lot more than VR and you have a pretty d...

    Lanier is still a sane and humane voice of reason in an increasingly giddy tech world distanced from and disinterested in embodied, subjective reality. "Most technology reinforces the feeling that reality is just a sea of gadgets... VR is the technology that instead highlights the exis...

    This book contains nothing that the title suggests. This is the intellectual brain fart of a borderline crazy though apparently successful person. It reads like a Jason Pollock painting, gave up after about 25% ...

    Great book with a ton of great examples of alternate perspectives. So many unique experiences explained in a way that made me pause and reflect. I haven't seen an author spend time (early book) having "conversation" with their younger self in quite this way before and it was great fun....

    One of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley describes both his own life and the history of the past and future of VR. This book is full of hard-won insights and empathy, which means that his asides are more provocative than most theses. ...

    Young VR veteran reminisces and free associates ...

    A whole new way of thinking; like I fell down the rabbit hole; ...

    Perhaps difficult for people without a significant interest in virtual reality or the sensory illusion that we call reality, but greatly rewarding to those who have such interests. ...

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