Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier

Dawn of the New Everything

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. An inventive blend of autobiography, science writing, philosophy, and advic...

Details Dawn of the New Everything

TitleDawn of the New Everything
Release DateNov 28th, 2017
PublisherHenry Holt and Co.
GenreNonfiction, Science, Technology, Philosophy, Computer Science

Reviews Dawn of the New Everything

  • Antonio Gallo
    Che cos’è la realtà? La risposta presuppone la conoscenza dei “luoghi”, reali e virtuali, nei quali ogni giorno viviamo e che crediamo di conoscere abbastanza. Purtroppo, ahimè, alla fine, ci accorgiamo che quella che abbiamo vissuto, non è quella realtà che abbiamo pensato. Infatti, nessuno è venuto a dirci, almeno finora, cosa c’è “oltre” di essa. Il “dopo”, per intenderci. Per non parlare poi del “prima”. Se le cose ...
  • Jim Nail
    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 paid no attention to the technical revolution going on at the same time, you might benefit from reading Jaron Lanier. He links the two dreams of the 60s with a passi...
  • Oliver Brackenbury
    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 damn good read.
  • Phil Oliver
    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 existence of your subjective experience. It proves you are real." And are still not a gadget.
  • Peter O'Kelly
    A review and interview to consider:http://www.economist.com/news/books-a...http://www.businessinsider.com/jaron-...
  • William
    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.