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The book illustrates how virtual reality isn't simply a replica of physical reality. She ran about one hundred participants, half of whom approached a virtual mirror in a black avatar and half in a white avatar.

The book illustrates how virtual reality isn't simply a replica of physical reality. VR allows us to break the rules of physical reality in productive and transformative ways. These studies provide insight into how we should think about identity and personality. The ideas presented in the book also have broad application. Unexpectedly, she found the opposite-wearing a black avatar actually caused people to score higher on standard measures of racism than those who wore a white avatar.

Infinite Reality book. Enough with speculation about our digital future. 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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Infinite Reality : The Hidden Blueprint of Our Virtual Lives. 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

Infinite Reality : The Hidden Blueprint of Our Virtual Lives. by Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson. 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.

Blascovich, . & Bailenson, . Of course, The Matrix is just a movie, but brain science supports many of the ideas of the Wachowski brothers, who wrote, directed, and produced the film. Infinite Reality - Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution. New York: William Morrow. View PDF Watch Video. The brain often fails to differentiate between virtual experiences and real ones. The patterns of neurons that fire when one watches a three-dimensional digital re-creation of a supermodel, such as Giselle or Fabio, are very similar-if not identical-to those that fire in the actual presence of the models.

Indeed, in virtual reality we can often appear to others as ideal in stature and weight, whatever we want in terms .

Indeed, in virtual reality we can often appear to others as ideal in stature and weight, whatever we want in terms of age and gender, and exhibit perfect form while surfing a forty foot wave.

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Though Watson, Big Blue’s new heartthrob, doesn’t meet the strict definition of Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson’s Infinite Reality, its brainiac powers could power a regiment of avatars and web trolls to d. .what? Well, pick your poison. Virtual reality is the latest alternative universe, not unlike Disneyland or the Shaker communities of earlier eras.

“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.


Comments: (7)

Ylal
This book might have been very exciting when first published about 10 years ago, but the technology has moved on. All of the
Virtual Reality technology we have today in 2017 (and even this is but the tip of a very big iceberg to come) was available in prototype form back in 2007, but it was expensive and mostly only university and other technology research departments had possession of it. All of the author's stories then, stories of the amazing reactions people had to the technology involve what today we would call "naive users". We have moved on and "cliff experiments" no longer impress like they used to. Besides all of this, the book does explore some of the potentials for the technology, potentials whose application is well under way today and some that have not yet been tried. There is also science fiction level speculation concerning embedding ourselves and our consciousness immortally in computers, but I believe those applications will remain fantasies forever. All in all what is written here stands as a good description of the potentials of VR as it was known back when it was written. The author is not to be faulted for this, technology moves on and all books that set out to describe a particular technology are destined to be obsolete very quickly. No one knows this better than me!
Arilak
The authors do a great job of synthesizing over a decade of fascinating experimental findings in virtual reality (VR). VR isn't just a lab artifact anymore. Millions of people interact via avatars in online games every day. In this book, the authors describe the outcomes of subtle and provocative manipulations in lab experiments:

- What happens when you put someone in a taller avatar? Do they become more confident?
- When you put someone in their own aged avatar, how does it change the way they think about their future?
- What happens when you create a doppleganger avatar of someone, and then show them the doppleganger doing something they have never done?

The book illustrates how virtual reality isn't simply a replica of physical reality. VR allows us to break the rules of physical reality in productive and transformative ways. These studies provide insight into how we should think about identity and personality.

The ideas presented in the book also have broad application. This isn't just about theories in psychology. The empirical findings can be applied to many domains, such as marketing, health games, political campaigning, and social networking sites.

If you want a thought-provoking book on what it means to have a digital identity, this is the book for you.
Ziena
To me the most useful parts of the book were some very interesting psychological experiments in virtual reality, some conducted by the authors themselves - it is those experiments that would merit 5 stars. About the rest of the book, I'm not so sure -it seems a bit uneven content-wise.

1) "psychological experiments have shown that people change after spending even small amounts of time wearing an avatar. A taller avatar increases people's confidence, and this boost persists later in the physical world. Similarly, a more attractive avatar makes people act warm and social, an older avatar raises people's concern about saving money, and a physically fit avatar makes people exercise more."
2) "In an experiment on avatar race, we worked closely with graduate student Victoria Groom. She thought that racial empathy would be induced when white participants wore black avatars. She reasoned that if white people "walk in the shoes" of a black person, their negative racial stereotypes would break down. She ran about one hundred participants, half of whom approached a virtual mirror in a black avatar and half in a white avatar. Unexpectedly, she found the opposite--wearing a black avatar actually caused people to score higher on standard measures of racism than those who wore a white avatar. In other words, wearing a black avatar primed more racial stereotypes instead of creating empathy. Stunningly, this pattern was true not only for white participants but for black ones as well. Regarding virtual racism, it seems that the story is complicated. Although the research on face-to-face contact with members of out-groups demonstrates that taking a stigmatized other's perspective can reduce racism, this study indicates that an assigned racial identity actually makes the stereotypes more salient"
3) "In one study, adults came to our lab and stood watching their virtual doppelgängers exercise or stand still. Participants in the exercise condition reported higher "self-efficacy"--the belief that they could exercise successfully--than participants in the still condition. Simply by watching their doppelgängers exercise, participants expressed the intention to adopt that behavior. More important, they claimed to have acted on their intentions: when we contacted all participants the next day, the exercise group reported that they had worked out more than participants in the still group."
4) "Segovia's study examined whether witnessing a doppelgänger engage in a certain behavior could produce a false memory. She built replica avatars of sixty children, who then watched "themselves" swimming with whales in a virtual aquarium. When interviewed after the study, more than half of the elementary-school children who saw their doppelgängers swimming, compared to other children who did not, persisted in the belief that they'd been to SeaWorld and had gone swimming with whales. Apparently, watching a doppelgänger can create false memories."
5) "Sometime after the study, participants expressed a preference for the brand, even though they knew their faces had been placed in the advertisement. In other words, even though it was clearly a gimmick, using the digital self to promote a product is effective."
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This is the first academically researched field that I read about that wasn't boring, and overly analytic that I actually finished cover to cover and still wanted more, the writing styles between the two scholars is seamless and the subject matter is fascinating from beginning to end. Ultimately, I would recommend this blueprint to anyone either mildy to wildy interested in VR as a foundation book.
Kardana
I listened to an interview on the radio. That's what started my exciting journey into the world of virtual reality. Now, the fun is just begining!???? The writing is clear and concise. I am compelled to learn more,research more and discover more about this exciting infinite reality the writers have expertly mapped out
Infinite Reality: Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Jim Blascovich
ISBN: 0061809500
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow (April 5, 2011)
Pages: 304 pages