Enders Game, Rainbows End, and the Holodeck gave us the visions of our future altered reality. What we will actually experience when we get there will be none of the above, a lot of the above, and dramatically different. Gesture recognition, facial recognition, haptic feedback, voice recognition, personality recognition, emphatic recognition, health recognition, desire recognition—our immersed computer-based lives will bring us all this in our virtualized worlds. How we evolve to this future place and space is not entirely clear, and so we offer you two views of our future world.
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