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Virtual unreality : the new era of digital deception  Cover Image Book Book

Virtual unreality the new era of digital deception

Seife, Charles. (Author).


"In Virtual Unreality, mathematician, science reporter, and journalist watchdog Charles Seife takes us deep into the information jungle and cuts a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the Internet enables. Providing a much-needed toolkit to help separate fact from fiction, Seife addresses the problems that face us every time we turn on our computers and Google our most recent medical symptoms, read a politician's tweet, fact-check something on Wikipedia, or start an online relationship" -- provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780143127673
  • ISBN: 0143127675
  • Physical Description: vi, 248 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
First published in hardcover by Viking Penguin, 2014, with the title: Virtual unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true? --verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Catching the stupid bug -- Appeal to authority -- An army of one -- Telling fake people from real -- The loneliness of the interconnected -- Copy, right? -- Scarcity -- All hat, no cattle -- White noise and the red queen -- Artificial unintelligence -- Make money fast -- Companies: private, public, and shady -- This is your brain... -- Living in the raw.
Subject: Computer network resources Evaluation
Internet Safety measures
Internet fraud Prevention
Internet literacy

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


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