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  • I think the reason that kids instinctively love
    computers, and especially love virtual reality,
    is that it really does present a new solution,
    a way to make imaginary worlds that we can
    be together in, just like the real world.

    Jaron Lanier

    In our virtual boat, on this virtual sea,
    Oh come, my Captain, sail with me!

    In the virtual light of the moon up above
    we just may decide to fall in love.

    In our virtual boat, on a midnight-blue sea
    we'll reinvent reality!

    In our virtual boat, on this virtual sea,
    Oh, come, my Captain, sail with me!

    (Photograph by Alex in Greece, in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)

    Recommended Reading: INFINITE REALITY, by Blascovich and Bailenson

    (See also You Tube videos by Bailenson on current research in VR)
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