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Virtual Society

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Virtual Society by Herman Narula
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Oct 11, 2022 | ISBN 9780593239971

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“Rooted in history and psychology, Herman Narula presents a provocative guide for anyone who wants to go beyond the headlines and understand the metaverse and the true potential of our virtual future.”—J.P. Morgan’s nextlist 2023

“Expansive . . . Narula even argues that the metaverse could be superior to real life, providing the sense of purpose and fulfillment that most people’s jobs in meatspace—the old cyberpunk term for the physical world—signally fail to provide. His diagnosis of the problem is persuasive.”—The Wall Street Journal

“If the best way to predict the future is to build it, Herman Narula is holding quite the crystal ball. In this book, he gives you a look inside and establishes himself as a thought leader on the future of humanity and technology.”—Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

“Brilliant . . . This is an important book brimming with big and convincing arguments.”—Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive

“Too often, technologists propose a grand vision of the future without much consideration of the past. I am delighted to see that this is not the case with Herman Narula. His highly impressive book, Virtual Society, weaves together perspectives of human history and psychology, placing new developments in digital technology within them.”—Jürgen Renn, director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

“This mind-expanding, vitally important book blows through superficial takes, showing us where we might be heading.”—Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz

“More than a projection into the future, Herman Narula’s vision offers new and compelling answers to the most ancient and important questions: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?”—Bennett Miller, Academy Award–nominated director of Moneyball, Capote, and Foxcatcher

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