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Holmes, WN 2010 , 'The varieties of reality' , Computer, vol. 43, no. 1 , 96, 94-95 , doi:

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This essay examines the implications of the use of digital technology on subjective reality, both perceptual and conceptual, and on objective reality, both physical and social; argues that digital technology is being used to degrade proper forms of reality, in particular in respect to anthropogenic climate change; and suggests that the same technology could be used to promote better realities.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Holmes, WN
Keywords: augmented reality, social implications, subjective reality, perceptual reality, conceptual reality, objective reality, physical reality, social reality, climate change, digital technology
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
ISSN: 0018-9162
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