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William Sims Bainbridge

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  • Nanoconvergenceby William Sims Bainbridge

    Pearson Education 2007; US$ 29.99

    In Nanoconvergence , William Sims Bainbridge tours the future of science and technology in plain, nontechnical English. Bainbridge draws on an extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge, based on his unique role at the epicenter of the nanoconvergence revolution. He successfully integrates insights from far-reaching scientific fields into a... more...

  • Online Worldsby William Sims Bainbridge

    Springer 2009; US$ 129.00

    Virtual worlds are persistent online computer-generated environments where people can interact, whether for work or play, in a manner comparable to the real world. The most popular current example is World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online game with eleven million subscribers. However, other virtual worlds, notably Second Life, are not games... more...

  • Online Multiplayer Gamesby William Sims Bainbridge

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2009; US$ 30.00

    This lecture introduces fundamental principles of online multiplayer games, primarily massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), suitable for students and faculty interested both in designing games and in doing research on them. The general focus is human-centered computing, which includes many human-computer interaction issues and... more...

  • The Virtual Futureby William Sims Bainbridge

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    The newest communication technologies are profoundly changing the world's politics, economies, and cultures, but the specific implications of online gameworlds remain mysterious. The Virtual Future employs theories and methods from social science to explore nine very different virtual futures: The Matrix Online, Tabula Rasa, Anarchy Online, Entropia... more...

  • God from the Machineby William Sims Bainbridge

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    A demonstration of how religion and religious belief can emerge using computer simulations more...

  • The Meaning and Value of Spaceflightby William Sims Bainbridge

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book presents the most serious and comprehensive study, by far, of American public perceptions about the meaning of space exploration, analyzing vast troves of questionnaire data collected by many researchers and polling firms over a span of six decades and anchored in influential social science theories.?It doesn't simply report the percentages... more...

  • Religion, Deviance, and Social Controlby Rodney Stark; William Sims Bainbridge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Does religion have the power to regulate human behavior? If so, under what conditions can it prevent crime, delinquency, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, or joining cults? Despite the fact that ordinary citizens assume religion deters deviant behavior, there has been little systematic scientific research on these crucial questions. This book is the... more...

  • Managing nano-bio-info-cogno innovationsby William Sims Bainbridge; Mihail C. Roco

    Springer 2006; US$ 179.00

    Provides a review of technical developments related to the unification that is taking place among nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science (NBIC). This book assesses potential for revolutionary applications of these developments and their likely impact in improving the human condition. more...

  • Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopiesby William Sims Bainbridge; Steve Bruce; Roger Finke; Anthony J. Gill; Eva M. Hamberg; Ted G. Jelen; Daniel V. A. Olson; Thorleif Pettersson; Rodney Stark; R Stephen Warner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 36.99

    In Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies, Ted. G. Jelen brings together the leading scholars in the sociology of religion to debate market theories of religion. As the contributors examine whether or not religious choices can be understood as responding to the same laws of supply and demand as other forms of consumer behavior, they bring out many of the... more...

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