Virtual unreality the new era of digital deception
"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.
- ISBN: 9780143127673
- ISBN: 0143127675
- Physical Description: vi, 248 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
- Copyright: ©2014
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.
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