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'Being Virtual: Who You Really Are Online' Gives a Glimpse into the Future of Human Identity

'Being Virtual: Who You Really Are Online' Gives a Glimpse into the Future of Human Identity

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c85599) has announced the addition of 'Being Virtual: Who You Really Are Online' to their offering.

Thanks to the Internet, it has never been so easy to become the person of your wildest dreams. Immersive 3D worlds such as Second Life and THERE.com provide an escape route from the ordinary, into a virtual world where you have the power to mould your life in any way you please. Forget about walking, wheelchair users can fly. Pensioners wipe away the pains of age, discovering youthful exuberance and making young friends once more. No wonder it has become harder than ever to honestly answer the question: who am I?

In Being Virtual, Davey Winder looks at how an increasing number of us are living part-real, part-virtual lives, and how it affects who we are. He looks at the opportunities and dangers that a virtual identity offers us, how we juggle our real and online lives, and what happens when one spills over into the other… He uses his own personal experiences to bring the issues to life, and backs them up with the real-life stories of others and testimony from the experts. Along the way, he looks at some fascinating questions such as:

-Are you a virtual liar?

-What happens when our virtual and real worlds collide?

-Why will you talk to anyone online, but nobody on the train to work?

-Why do so many middle-aged men transform into teenage girls online?

-Is it possible to have any secrets in such a connected world?

-Being Virtual gives a glimpse into the future of human identity, and is a must-read for anyone who uses the Internet to enhance - or escape from - their 'ordinary' life.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c85599

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