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William Sims Bainbridge

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  • Nanoconvergenceby William Sims Bainbridge

    Pearson Education 2007; US$ 29.99

    This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. "William Bainbridge is an original thinker who navigates easily from social sciences to emerging technologies and societal aspirations. In this book, he brings to the reader all that is essential in the historic... more...

  • Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovationsby William Sims Bainbridge

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 155.29

    With the convergence of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information technology and Cognitive science (NBIC) fields promising to change our competitive, operational, and employment landscape in fundamental ways, we find ourselves on the brink of a new technological and science-driven business revolution. The already emerging reality of convergence is... more...

  • Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtualby William Sims Bainbridge

    Springer London 2009; US$ 131.39

    Virtual worlds are on the rise, and they involve more than just playing games. This book examines the phenomena of virtual worlds, using a range of theories and methodologies to discover the principles that make them so popular. 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 London 2011; US$ 119.45

    As communication technologies profoundly alter our lives, many spend more time in virtual than physical reality. This book deploys social science theory to analyze ‘virtual futures’ as imagined by the inhabitants of online gameworlds such as Entropia Universe. more...

  • God from the Machineby William Sims Bainbridge

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 36.00

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

  • Personality Capture and Emulationby William Sims Bainbridge

    Springer London 2013; US$ 89.58

    This book explores the gateway to an amazing future that actually may be achieved, enabling the preservation and simulation of human personalities at progressively higher levels of fidelity. Includes many pilot studies and programming projects. more...

  • The Meaning and Value of Spaceflightby William Sims Bainbridge

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 103.92

    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...

  • An Information Technology Surrogate for Religionby William Sims Bainbridge

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book demonstrates principles of Ancestor Veneration Avatars (AVAs), by running avatars based on eleven deceased members of one family through ten highly diverse virtual worlds from the violent Defiance to the intellectual Uru: Myst Online , from the early EverQuest to the recent Elder Scrolls Online . more...

  • Virtual Sociocultural Convergenceby William Sims Bainbridge

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 101.53

    This book explores the remarkable sociocultural convergence in multiplayer online games and other virtual worlds, through the unification of computer science, social science, and the humanities.  The emergence of online media provides not only new methods for collecting social science data, but also contexts for developing theory and conducting... more...