The New York Times

3-D Avatars Could Put You in Two Places at Once

"If Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson are right, here is what’s in store for you and your avatar very soon..." The New York Times reviews Infinite Reality and the implications of avatars.

In Cybertherapy, Avatars Assist With Healing

"The remarkable thing is how little a virtual human has to do to produce fairly large effects on behavior." The New York Times discusses Infinite Reality.
The Wall Street Journal
"It explores how the applications of this emerging technology have the potential to change human life and society." Along with a virtual media slideshow, The Wall Street Journal reviews Infinite Reality.
Los Angeles Times
"It's a rare skill that makes 'Infinite Reality' a must-read for anyone who wants to prepare for the coming revolution." -Los Angeles Times
Kirkus Reviews
"A sweeping presentation of virtual reality’s ability to create new and multiform experiences and perspectives—likely to beguile more than a few skeptics." -Kirkus Reviews
American Public Media: Marketplace
Marketplace describes Infinite Reality's environmental research.
"Social and cognitive psychologists Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson detail the current research – primarily their own – and pose some fascinating questions, which have surprising and important answers." -NewScientist.
Scientific American
"Seeing a digital doppelgänger can change your mind—for better or worse." Scientific American discusses Infinite Reality.
CBS News
Infinite Reality's discoveries are described as "A Real Life Inception," on CBS News.
Popular Science
“in a few years we’ll all be meeting in virtual classrooms and conference rooms anyhow. This isn’t just the same old future hype, they say; technology has caught up with the vision, and the age of the avatar is imminent.” -Popular Science
h+ Magazine
“The implication of their title is clear: the possibilities within virtual worlds are potentially limitless. The book provides an illuminating introduction to the social and psychological issues that underlie such expansive experiential opportunities.” -h+ Magazine
Innovation News Daily
“Scientists Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson continued to monitor the field of virtual reality long after many of their peers dismissed it as a passing fad, and believe that recent developments have radically redefined even basic concepts like mortality and identity.” -Innovation News Daily
“In their new book...authors Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson take an introspective look at how virtual reality is helping to reshape the way we look at ourselves and the manner in which we view others upon returning to actual reality.” -TechZone360
“Experts in the field Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson examine how virtual worlds are becoming an increasingly bigger part of our real lives in their new book” -BrainWorld
Big Think
“Unafraid to forecast decades into the future, Bailenson and Blascovich are at the forefront of showing how the lines between physical and virtual are blurring in our emerging hybrid reality. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in how the next generation of the Web - 3D immersive reality - will shape and transform us as we engage with it.” -Big Think
Proton Media
“Their pioneering research has brought new light to what virtual environment technology means for how we work and live.” -Proton Media
Stanford Report
Infinity Reality environmental research and a new cutting-edge lab space at Stanford are highlighted by the Stanford Report.
Stanford Magazine
Stanford Magazine discusses ethical consequences of Infinite Reality.


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