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The Resource Surviving the age of virtual reality, Thomas Langan

Surviving the age of virtual reality, Thomas Langan

Label
Surviving the age of virtual reality
Title
Surviving the age of virtual reality
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Langan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the technological phenomenon known as the worldwide web permeates civilization, it creates some cultures and destroys others. In this pioneering book, philosopher Thomas Langan explores "virtual reality"Can inherently contradictory phrase"and the effects of technology on our very being. In our present-day high- technology environment, making simple, everyday decisions is difficult because the virtual world we've created doesn't necessarily operate according to the old "common sense." To retain our intellectual fitness, we must, Langan argues, consider these essential questions: If virtual reality is, in fact, reality, what is this life that we are caught up in? What is being within the context of virtual reality? How can we establish a system for distinguishing truth from fiction? Although technology minimizes distances between people and makes the information they seek more accessible, it simultaneously blurs the line dividing fact from falsehood and real from virtual. An individual's intellectual survival is threatened as technological advancement challenges our collective understanding of what reality is. Because much of the information that is presented as fact simply works to fulfill a specific agenda, we cannot accept as truth everything that appears on the internet or in the media. To survive, we must learn to manage our lives and resources despite the flood of information we are bombarded with daily. Addressing the general educated reader, Surviving the Age of Virtual Reality expertly interweaves the worlds of technology and philosophy, pushing the analysis of this technological and human phenomenon to new depths
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Langan, Thomas
Dewey number
909.82
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.M4
LC item number
L355 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Civilization, Modern
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Virtuele werkelijkheid
Label
Surviving the age of virtual reality, Thomas Langan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Where Are We?
  • Introduction: Welcome to the HTXI
  • The Seeds of the HTX
  • The Essence and Anatomy of the HTX
  • The Heart of HTX Capitalism: Caput, Capital Flow, and Information
  • How to Survive
  • Don't Lose Contact with Reality ... but First, What Is Real? Into the Oreams and Reality of Social Engineering
  • Gigantomachia: The Clash of Anthropologies
Control code
45844360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826260970
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebc3570725
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45844360
Label
Surviving the age of virtual reality, Thomas Langan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Where Are We?
  • Introduction: Welcome to the HTXI
  • The Seeds of the HTX
  • The Essence and Anatomy of the HTX
  • The Heart of HTX Capitalism: Caput, Capital Flow, and Information
  • How to Survive
  • Don't Lose Contact with Reality ... but First, What Is Real? Into the Oreams and Reality of Social Engineering
  • Gigantomachia: The Clash of Anthropologies
Control code
45844360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826260970
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebc3570725
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45844360

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