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Virtual Worlds: A Journey in Hype and Hyperreality

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Virtual Worlds: A Journey in Hype and Hyperreality
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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN/ASIN: 0140154396
ISBN-13: 9780140154399
Number of pages: 274

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In 'Virtual Worlds', Benjamin Woolley examines the reality of virtual reality. He looks at the dramatic intellectual and cultural upheavals that gave birth to it, at the hype that surrounds it, at the people who have promoted it, and at the dramatic implications of its development.

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