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Questions tagged [virtual-worlds]

Virtual worlds, as opposed to fantasy worlds, are typically environments that are created by computer technology into which people from the real world can be immersed in. These can range from holodeck type experiences (physical manifestation) to directed mental imagery (such as in The Matrix).

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Short story about man sharing prison cell with a guy that sees reality through a digital “hell filter”

This one has been bothering me for 10-15 years. I feel like I could have read it in an early WIRED issue. For a long time I'd assumed it was a Cory Doctorow story but he assured me that it was not. ...
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Book Identification - Full Body VR sim, where characters are trapped in a fantasy world

I read this sometime in the late 90s, borrowed from the local library. The basic plot was that people couldn't exit the VR sim(s), so the authorities brought in one of the original designers of the ...
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Deus Ex Machina?

I'm looking for a sci-fi story I read about 20 years ago. It includes the following elements: A lab, and a computer simulation of the universe or earth. Evolution (possibly). A simulation created ...
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Need help finding a book I read 5 or so yrs ago, written in the 90s. It was scifi romance type thing. YA

The book was about a girl who lived in a virtual reality (though I don't think she really remembered putting herself in it. while in her apartment she gets attacked, and somehow brought back to ...
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Finding a book about a videogame that manifests items in the real world

I need help finding a book, my memory is very garbled so I apologise in advance. I remember reading in the distant past, a book beginning with the word E, not too sure if the word was equinox. But ...
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Book set in a medieval VR world where the main character goes to the physical server to play for a better connection

I remember reading the book about 15 years ago. It was full immersion VR in a medieval setting. I've looked at a number of potential matches such as, Killobyte or Heir Apparent and they don't ring a ...
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Science fiction short film with a spaceman in a virtual environment (inside a lifepod) with AI butler

I'm trying to identify a short SF film I recall seeing on public TV back in the late 70s or the 80s, don't recall the title and the actors I didn't recognize at the time, nor recall now. It starts ...
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Computer simulation of a battle of the Crusades. In perhaps the first cyberpunk anthology

I'm looking for a short story that describes a battle of the Crusades. After the description of the battle (perhaps Battle of Ascalon? Crusaders on the march defeat an Islamic army in the open?) it is ...
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Story where man develops a virtual reality world or game

In the early to mid 90's I read a book I really enjoyed and I haven't been able to find it. I thought it was called ' Network'. The story surrounded a man that was developing a virtual reality world ...
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Sci-Fi book in which a guy travels a virtual reality world along with friends

I remember only some of the parts to the book and it will sound kind of weird, but, I really want to figure out what book it was. Some of the parts I remember are, a guy is in a virtual reality type ...
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The earliest story example of a software engineering workplace immersed into Virtual or Augmented Reality?

Virtual and Augmented Reality are topic of many cyberpunk or similar books, yet I cannot recollect of those authors who approach to describe a VR/AR immersed workplaces in a more or less "hard sci-fi" ...
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How much do the projectors project?

In “Extremis,” it seems as if the alien projectors are intended to However, there are only “portals” to a handful of places in the projector room, among which are the Vatican, the White House, the ...