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  • After about three minutes, Ms. Price doffs the virtual-reality goggles.

    Meet 'Future You.' Like What You See?

  • The snapshot is only the raw material for the money shot in the series of experiments that were the basis of this story: a virtual-reality avatar of yourself, which you see displayed in what looks like a mirror displayed on the inside of a headset.

    Scared Frugal

  • "Imagine that you just got a horrible haircut or bought a great new suit," says Jeremy Bailenson , a virtual-reality researcher who runs the Stanford lab .

    Meet 'Future You.' Like What You See?

  • By enabling the young to see themselves as they will be when they are old, virtual-reality technology can transform their urge to spend for today into a willingness to save for tomorrow.

    Meet 'Future You.' Like What You See?

  • Experiments have shown that if you are sent into a virtual-reality environment with a particularly good-looking "avatar," or digital self-image, you are likely to become more sociable.

    Meet 'Future You.' Like What You See?

  • Ms. Price sees her avatar in a mirror displayed inside a virtual-reality headset.

    Meet 'Future You.' Like What You See?

  • It has been possible for some years for visitors to theme parks to try out virtual-reality "rides," but these don't capture the experience.

    On the Threshold of the Avatar Era

  • This book looks likely to have the impact on science fiction that Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" did almost 20 years ago, when Mr. Stephenson lifted cyberpunk to a higher level with his combination of virtual-reality strangeness and punkish irreverence.

    In Brief: Science Fiction

  • Taking a cue from pediatric practices, some dentists offer an array of entertainment options to keep patients' minds off the drilling and filling, from flat-screen TVs to headphones to virtual-reality goggles for watching 3-D movies.

    More Dentists Taking Pains to Win Back Fearful Patients

  • Tessa Price, a 22-year-old college senior, is gazing into a mirror in a virtual-reality laboratory at Stanford University.

    Meet 'Future You.' Like What You See?


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