Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do

  • 7h 40m 47s
  • Jeremy Bailenson
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc. dba Blackstone Publishing
  • 2018

Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they're real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism?

In Experience on Demand, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help listeners understand this powerful new tool. He offers expert guidelines for interacting with VR and describes the profound ways this technology can be put to use - not to distance ourselves from reality, but to enrich our lives and influence us to treat others, the environment, and even ourselves better.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Practice Made Perfect
  • Chapter 2 - You are What You Eat
  • Chapter 3 - Walking in the Shoes of Another
  • Chapter 4 - Worldview
  • Chapter 5 - Time Machines for Trauma
  • Chapter 6 - Absence Makes the Pain Grow Fainter
  • Chapter 7 - Bringing Social Back to the Network
  • Chapter 8 - Stories in the Round
  • Chapter 9 - Reverse Field Trips
  • Chapter 10 - How to Build Good VR Content