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October 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

An endearing rags to riches story set in a dystopian future

Ready Player One is a book (and soon-to-be movie) describing the story of protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit a fortune in a dystopian world wrecked by an energy crisis.

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Sarah A. Downey- Principal, Accomplice
It's basically the bible of VR for today's generation while mixing in tons of extremely entertaining 80s nostalgia. Plus Spielberg is directing the movie and it's in production now.
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Jeremy Sh- co-founder repped.io
Read this cover to cover over the weekend. So much fun. Can't wait to see what Spielberg does with it for the movie.
NPR.org
Hardcover, 374 pages | If you grew up in the 1980s and resided anywhere on the nerd-geek spectrum, all it takes is the right Rush or Genesis song to bring you back to the video arcade. This was before video games became visually stunning and able to be controlled just by waving your hand in the air.
/Film
If you've read Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, you know that it's absolutely steeped in pop culture references. The lead character is a pop culture junkie and there's barely a page that doesn't contain some sort of explicit reference to a geek property.
Nytimes
Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One" is a book filled with references to video games, virtual reality, '80s pop-culture trivia, geek heroes like E. Gary Gygax, and funny-sounding cult items like Frobozz and Raaka-Tu. Yet it works for people who like books without pictures too.
3 Alternatives to Ready Player One

A t-shirt that lets you see INSIDE the body. Bringing accessible AR and VR to the home for consumers to learn with.

techagekids.com
The Curiscope Virtuali-tee Human Body T-Shirt is a t-shirt for adults and kids that can be used with an app to 'look inside' the wearer using augmented reality and learn about the human body. We tried out the t-shirts and accompanying app. Disclosure: We received Curiscope Virtuali-tee products for the purposes of this review.
TechCrunch
Curiscope, a U.K. augmented and virtual reality content startup, has raised a $1 million seed round led by LocalGlobe, the seed VC firm founded by Saul and Robin Klein. Ascension Ventures, Force over Mass, ustwo Adventure, and Richard Fearn also participated.

Experience on Demand

How virtual reality will change our lives πŸ‘πŸ‘

Experience on Demand is an in-depth look at virtual reality and how it can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives by Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab founder, Jeremy Bailenson.

Recode
You and three of your kindergarten classmates are sitting on the floor, playing with blocks, while the teacher helps another student with her work. All the kids on the floor start throwing blocks at one another and you join in - but when the teacher notices, you're the only one who gets blamed.
Nytimes
Lanier's book is, by contrast, intimate and idiosyncratic. He carries us through his quirky and fascinating life story, with periodic nerdy side trips through his early thinking on more technical aspects of virtual reality. If you liked Richard Feynman's autobiographical "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman" but thought it was rather self-indulgent, this book … See more
Undark
Jeremy Bailenson is not the most detached observer, but it's hard to argue with his overriding point: The 3D, 360-degree experience of VR gives it big advantages. "As absorbing as books or video games or television are," he writes, "in their immersive effects they pale next to virtual reality."
VentureBeat
After seeing a duct-taped prototype of the Oculus Rift for the first time in 2012, one of my first calls was to Jeremy Bailenson at Stanford. I was looking to cut through the hype, and Bailenson offered a level-headed assessment of VR's status that helped guide my reporting.
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