Images of Aging in Virtual Reality: The Internet and the Community of Affect
Climo, Jacob J., Generations
The Internet is rapidly becoming the focus of an intense debate concerning the dangers and promises it brings to the postmodern world. Most public discourse calls attention to its promise as a medium for enhancing global commerce and exchange. But its chief promise for our private lives lies in its potential to enable large numbers of people seeking intimacy to come closer together in virtual reality and thereby alleviate their alienation and isolation.
The Internet is also surrounded by controversy because of its unique potential for exploitation and harm in the private domain of affection. When people seek intimacy in virtual reality and in the …
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Publication information: Article title: Images of Aging in Virtual Reality: The Internet and the Community of Affect. Contributors: Climo, Jacob J. - Author. Journal title: Generations. Volume: 25. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2001. Page number: 64+. © 2099 American Society of Aging. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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