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Get real : a philosophical adventure in virtual reality

Author: Philip Zhai
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1998.
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Philip Zhai embarks upon a daring adventure in the world of virtual reality. Arguing that whatever reasons we have for justifying the materiality of the actual world are equally valid for justifying the materiality of the virtual world once we are immersed in it. Zhai asserts that the only important difference between the actual and the virtual world is that we are cocreators of the latter: Gods 'R Us.
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Zhai, Philip, 1957-
Get real.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1998
(OCoLC)606958217
Online version:
Zhai, Philip, 1957-
Get real.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1998
(OCoLC)632148653
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Zhai
ISBN: 0847689832 9780847689835
OCLC Number: 37870717
Description: xix, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How to go "behind" physical space --
The causal and the digital under the virtual --
The parallelism between the virtual and the actual --
All are optional except the mind --
The meaning of life and virtual reality --
VR and the destiny of humankind.
Responsibility: Philip Zhai.
Local System Bib Number:
56842

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A unique and highly controversial defense of the possibilities in our new technologies to expand our idea of what is real. Zhai's explanation of the role significance of virtual reality is  Read more...
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The book is a philosophical joyride supported by solid scholarship ...The author combines analysis with insight into things that matter ... First-rate ... written with clarity, verve, and insight. -- Read more...

 
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