The Immersive Internet

The Immersive Internet

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The internet has begun to develop into a much more immersive and multi-dimensional space. Three dimensional spaces and sites of interaction have not just gripped our attention but have begun to weave or be woven into the fabric of our professional and social lives. The Immersive Internet a€“ including social media, augmented reality, virtual worlds, online games, 3D internet and beyond a€“ is still nascent, but is moving towards a future where communications technologies and virtual spaces offer immersive experiences persuasive enough to blur the lines between the virtual and the physical. It is this emerging Immersive Internet that is the focus of this book of short thought pieces a€“ postcards from the metaverse a€“ by some of the leading thinkers in the field. The book questions what a more immersive and intimate internet might mean for society and for each of us.What does an acedic niggler do with the amazing new technologies of net, web, 3D, and interaction? Sit there ... They watch TV on the bus and in the tube, at work and at play, at home and on the road, inside and outside and everywhere.

Title:The Immersive Internet
Author:Robin Teigland, Dominic Power
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-03-25


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