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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (75 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Blascovich, Jeremy Bailenson Narrator: John Pruden Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Enough with speculation about our digital future. Infinite Reality is the straight dope on what is and isn’t happening to us right now, from two of the only scientists working on the boundaries between real life and its virtual extensions.”
—Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed

How achievable are the virtual experiences seen in The Matrix, Tron, and James Cameron’s Avatar? Do our brains know where “reality” ends and “virtual” begins? In Infinite Reality, Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson, two pioneering experts in the field of virtual reality, reveal how the human brain behaves in virtual environments and examine where radical new developments in digital technology will lead us in five, fifty, and five hundred years.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An exhilarating book…Blascovich and Bailenson are ideally situated to write this guide to the new world…Infinite Reality a must-read for anyone who wants to prepare for the coming revolution.”  

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Read this book if you want to understand the future.” 

    Jaron Lanier, author of You Are Not a Gadget  

  • “Brilliant, farsighted, and fascinating, Infinite Reality is an essential guide to our futures.”  

    Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus of psychology, Stanford University, and author of The Lucifer Effect 

  • Infinite Reality sends chills down the spine.” 

    Michael S. Gazzaniga, director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Daron Yondem | 5/26/2013

    " Good introduction showing the effect and the potential of virtual reality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bing | 5/24/2013

    " It was an interesting overview of virtual reality. As a generalist, and not a hardcore VR person (never been on Second Life, for example), I learned some things. Too much of it read like a laundry list of experiments past, however, and I would have enjoyed more synthesis and prediction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eric Pelot | 4/28/2013

    " Nothing too much new to me here. Talks about how what we perceive is what is real to us... even if it's all virtual. He goes on to say that more of our interactions with the world will become 'virtualized' over time. Interesting point, but not the most interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Edwin | 4/5/2013

    " Good reading - especially to those interesting in the digital revolution "

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