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"It’s 2039, and Your Beloved Books Are Dead" 
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This sounds plausible, virtual reality replacing books once it's good enough

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/opin ... ories.html



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Now I feel even more like a dinosaur.



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It could go much farther than that. I remember reading an interview with Jaron Lanier a long time ago where he extrapolated the pace of artificial reality far into the future. He estimated that eventually wealthy people who don't need to work would spend most of their lives in virtual reality, rarely exiting to real life...



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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrogates

A movie that touches on this topic. I enjoyed it.


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^ Looks interesting, added it to my viewing list...



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An article of the future concerning the death of the printed word written with printed words??



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Post Re: "It’s 2039, and Your Beloved Books Are Dead"
Dexter wrote:
This sounds plausible, virtual reality replacing books once it's good enough

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/opin ... ories.html


"more grimly banal than Bradbury could ever have imagined"

We should discuss Fahrenheit 451. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_451


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Of course, it's not just storytelling that's done in print. We get our information through that mode, or we have traditionally. We can also get information via podcasts and documentaries, so what the next phase in VR has in store probably is enhancement of how information reaches our senses. We'll be immersed in the report on California wildfires in ways we can't imagine, I suppose. We'll feel what it's like to be locked up at the southern border. And it doesn't sound like necessarily a good thing, psychically, to have all that coming at us. But it will probably mean that words in print will seem hopelessly archaic.



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