Ged Carroll

The Playful World by Mark Pesce

Published: (Updated: ) in consumer behaviour | 消費者行為 | 소비자 행동, gadget | 小工具 | 가제트 | ガジェット, ideas | 想法 | 생각 | 考える, oprah time | 書評 | 서평 : 文芸批評, technology | 技術 | 기술 | テクノロジー, web of no web | 無處不在的技術 | 보급 기술 | 普及したテクノロジー, wireless | 無線 |무선 네트워크 | 無線 by .

The estimated reading time for this post is 91 seconds

The Playful World was written by Mark Pesce. Pesce was an early pioneer of the web. He was instrumental in bringing a 3d interface to the web through a standard called VRML. This was an early attempt to provide the kind of immersive ‘matrix’ experience envisaged by the likes of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson in cyberpunk literature. Were a digital double of the real world (or more likely a more attenuated digital version) provides for interactions in the virtual realm.

Since then he has been applying his ingenuity and enterprise to academia  and futurism for the past decade and a half.

The Playful World was written about a decade ago, yet was very prescient of today’s cutting-edge web and related technology trends:

Pesce knits his experiences together into an engaging narrative that would brings all of it together for the reader. If you want to get where things are going I recommend you have a read of Pesce’s book. You can find more book reviews here. More related content here.


Comments are closed.