Something big is happening. Virtual Reality is not only becoming the driving wheel of the new world economy, it is building a new cultural order. The "Age of Virtual Reality" is in its infancy, yet we already live in a virtual world. Through video games, iPods, iPhones, online social networking, and movies, we are migrating toward "virtual space." We must understand this moment in history. Through provoked discoveries, engaging artistic journeys, and creative dialogues with the "language" of virtual reality, this book explores both the pre-digital history of VR and its sobering-yet inspiring-future. Readers will learn to test, discern, and ground the "evidence" of their experience. In "The Age of Virtual Reality," they will discover where we're going by confronting where VR is going. More important, they will engage the skills necessary to participate constructively and creatively in an increasingly "virtual" world-a world that demands their participation. They will be stunned beyond disbelief.