Title VIRTUAL UNREALITY
Binding HARDCOVER W/JACKET
Book Condition NEW CONDITION
0670026085 / 9780670026081
Seller ID IM198411
The bestselling author of "Proofiness" and "Zero" explains how to separate fact from fantasy in the digital world
Digital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, in-fects all corners of society, and is all but impossible to control--even when that information is actually a lie. In "Virtual Unreality," Charles Seife uses the skepticism, wit, and sharp facility for anal-ysis that captivated readers in "Proofiness "and "Zero "to take us deep into the Internet information jungle and cut a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables.
Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to pro-gram trading, self-publishing, and that ec-centric and unreliable source that is Wiki-pedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools--or weapons--for discerning truth from fiction online.