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A Stone Bridge Covered in Microchips

The Purpose and Goals of this Book

New fields and disciplines take time to develop. The only way that we eventually stop wandering around in the dark is when someone begins to create a map around the area they have found and someone else shines a light on it. Early developers and storytellers in VR have begun to create those maps. The purpose of this book is to shine a light on their discoveries and then draw a few conclusions as to what those discoveries might mean.

There has been some distrust between classical thinkers and technology proponents. Heidegger wrote in 1977, “Everywhere we remain unfree and chained to technology.”1 Those who find deep value in the philosophies, methods, and truths of the ancients ...

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