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Future Presence: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy, and the Limits of Ordinary Life

Key insights from Peter Rubin's

Future Presence: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy, and the Limits of Ordinary Life


Key insights from Peter Rubin's

Future Presence: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy, and the Limits of Ordinary Life

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Human relationships will never be the same again thanks to the immersive power of virtual reality.

Virtual reality is not just a leap forward in technology. It will change the way you experience intimacy and even the way you relate to yourself. It creates shortcuts for would-be meditators, more immersive multiplayer game experiences, and new ways to interact with friends and to befriend strangers.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are curious about virtual reality but don’t want to wade through a lot of jargon
  • Are interested in how new technology changes human relationships
  • Love to speculate about the future
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Introduction

Books, videos, and phones can only represent reality. Virtual reality puts you inside another world. VR uses your brain to fool your body into responding the same way it would to a real experience. It feels real. You feel connected. That’s going to change the way you relate to yourself and to others.

We’re at the dawn of a new age. VR technology is making dazzling progress. Access to VR will become widespread and be an essential part of everyone’s daily life.

In this Snapshot, you’ll learn:

How VR evolved and the impact of presence

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