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Jaron Lanier – Creator of the Term Virtual Reality

Jaron Lanier’s journey through virtual reality; Birdsong tech in New Zealand; pureLiFi

Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier is a history and exploration of virtual reality, the term that he coined for the pioneering technology that he was instrumental in creating. The book is a hybrid of memoir and philosophy and gives a compelling account of the origins and development of the digital revolution. Lanier joins Click to discuss his journey through virtual reality.

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(Photo credit: Author, musician and artist Jaron Lanier © Doug Menuez/Stockland Martel)

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