Image:
Virtual reality sink
Identifier:
2012.IMA.14
Date available
January 1991
Date captured
February 14 2012 at 15:35
Rights

© 1991 Omni magazine

Description

“Back in the 1980s, when the internet was only available to small number of pioneers, I was often confronted by people who feared that the strange technologies I was working on, like virtual reality, might unleash the demons of human nature. For instance, would people become addicted to virtual reality as if it were a drug? Would they become trapped in it, unable to escape back to the physical world where the rest of us live?”
—Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget, 2010

Related Entities
The Smithsonian (source)
Omni magazine (publisher)
Jaron Lanier (creator)
Paleofuture/Matt Novak (source)