Prisoners of Gravity

Season 5 Episode 17

Virtual Reality

Aired Monday 7:30 PM Mar 02, 1994 on TVO

Episode Recap

This week, Commander Rick gets a reality check by looking at virtual reality. He discusses this with guests Larry Niven and Steven Barnes (co-authors of the Dream Park series), Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy), Neal Stephenson (Snowcrash), William Gibson (Neuromancer), Greg Bear (Moving Mars), James Patrick Kelly ("Mr. Boy"). Commander Rick also talks with non-fiction writers Donald A. Norman (Things That Make Us Smart), Bill McKibben (The Age Of Missing Information) and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier.