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  • Revival

    Revival
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781627310482

    Who is seeking to destroy all esoteric religious movements, starting with The Process Church of the Final Judgement? The Process was the most fascinating innovative cult of the 1960s, then vanished for four decades before being virtually reborn by t…

  • Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual

    Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848828247

    William Sims Bainbridge Virtual worlds are persistent online computer-generated environments where people can interact, whether for work or play, in a manner comparable to the real world. The most prominent current example is World of Warcraft (Corn…

  • Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies

    Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780742511866

    Can individual decisions concerning whether or where to attend church, to contribute time or money to religious organizations, or to forgo certain activities be explained as a special case of economic theory? In Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies, Ted…

  • Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies

    Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780742511873

    Can individual decisions concerning whether or where to attend church, to contribute time or money to religious organizations, or to forgo certain activities be explained as a special case of economic theory? In Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies, Ted…

  • Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance

    Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789048162796

    M. C. Roco and W.S. Bainbridge In the early decades of the 21st century, concentrated efforts can unify science based on the unity of nature, thereby advancing the combination of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and new technol…

  • The Virtual Future

    The Virtual Future
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857299031

    The newest communication technologies are profoundly changing the world's politics, economies, and cultures, but the specific implications of online game worlds remain mysterious. The Virtual Future employs theories and methods from social science t…

  • The Virtual Future

    The Virtual Future
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781447126898

    The newest communication technologies are profoundly changing the world's politics, economies, and cultures, but the specific implications of online game worlds remain mysterious. The Virtual Future employs theories and methods from social science t…

  • Religion, Deviance, and Social Control

    Religion, Deviance, and Social Control
    av Rodney Stark

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415915281

    Does religion have the power to regulate human behavior? If so, under what conditions can it prevent crime, delinquency, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, or joining cults? Despite the fact that ordinary citizens assume religion deters deviant behavi…

  • Religion, Deviance, and Social Control

    Religion, Deviance, and Social Control
    av Rodney Stark

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415915298

    Does religion have the power to regulate human behavior? If so, under what conditions can it prevent crime, delinquency, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, or joining cults? Despite the fact that ordinary citizens assume religion deters deviant behavi…

  • God from the Machine

    God from the Machine
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780759107434

    'God from the machine' (deus ex machina) refers to an ancient dramatic device where a god was mechanically brought onto the stage to save the hero from a difficult situation. But here, William Sims Bainbridge uses the term in a strikingly different…

  • God from the Machine

    God from the Machine
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780759107441

    "God from the machine" (deus ex machina) refers to an ancient dramatic device where a god was mechanically brought onto the stage to save the hero from a difficult situation. But here, William Sims Bainbridge uses the term in a strikingly different…

  • Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations

    Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789048170449

    With the convergence of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information technology and Cognitive science (NBIC) fields promising to change our competitive, operational, and employment landscape in fundamental ways, we find ourselves on the brink of a new…

  • A Theory of Religion

    A Theory of Religion
    av Rodney Stark

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780813523309

    In this unique text, Stark and Bainbridge begin with basic statements about human nature and, employing the principles of logic and philosophy, build toward increasingly complex propositions about societies and their religious institutions. They pro…

  • Dynamic Secularization

    Dynamic Secularization
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319565019

    This book discusses secularization, arguing that it may be more complex and significant than is generally recognized. Using a number of online exploration methods, the author provides insights into how religion may be changing, and how information t…

  • The Warcraft Civilization

    The Warcraft Civilization
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262518062

    An exploration of the popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft as a virtual prototype of the real human future.World of Warcraft is more than a game. There is no ultimate goal, no winning hand, no princess to be rescued. WoW is an immersiv…

  • The Warcraft Civilization

    The Warcraft Civilization
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Klotband - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262013703

    An exploration of the popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft as a virtual prototype of the real human future.World of Warcraft is more than a game. There is no ultimate goal, no winning hand, no princess to be rescued. WoW is an immersiv…

  • Progress in Convergence

    Progress in Convergence

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781573316651

    Continued economic growth, human welfare, and national security depend upon constant technological progress; and the chief area for innovation in the coming years will be converging technologies, the synergistic combination of the "NBIC" fields: nan…

  • eGods

    eGods
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199935819

    William Bainbridge takes an in-depth look at the fantasy religions that exist in 34 different massively multiplayer online roleplaying games. He categorizes the religions, noting similarities across the games. He points, for instance, to the prevale…

  • eGods

    eGods
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199935833

    William Bainbridge takes an in-depth look at the fantasy religions that exist in 34 different massively multiplayer online roleplaying games. He categorizes the religions, noting similarities across the games. He points, for instance, to the prevale…

  • Personality Capture and Emulation

    Personality Capture and Emulation
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781447170754

    Personality Capture and Emulation is the gateway to an amazing future that actually may be achieved, enabling the preservation and simulation of human personalities at progressively higher levels of fidelity. This challenge is no longer the province…

  • Personality Capture and Emulation

    Personality Capture and Emulation
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781447156031

    Personality Capture and Emulation is the gateway to an amazing future that actually may be achieved, enabling the preservation and simulation of human personalities at progressively higher levels of fidelity. This challenge is no longer the province…

  • The Meaning and Value of Spaceflight

    The Meaning and Value of Spaceflight
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319078779

    This book presents the most serious and comprehensive study, by far, of American public perceptions about the meaning of space exploration, analyzing vast troves of questionnaire data collected by many researchers and polling firms over a span of si…

  • The Future of Religion

    The Future of Religion
    av Rodney Stark

    Pocket - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520057319

    Religion is alive and well in the modern world, and the social-scientific study of religion is undergoing a renaissance. For much of this century, respected social theorists predicted the death of religion as inevitable consequence of science, educa…

  • Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2 Volumes

    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2 Volumes

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780974309125

    The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction takes computing into new realms, introducing us to topics that are intriguing both in their technical complexity and because they present us — human beings — with a set of challeng…

  • Star Worlds

    Star Worlds
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780472073283

    Star Worlds explores the future-oriented universe of online virtualworlds connected with popular science fiction—specifically, with StarWars and Star Trek—that have been inhabited for over a decade bycomputer gamers. The Star Wars and St…

  • Star Worlds

    Star Worlds
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780472053285

    Star Worlds explores the future-oriented universe of online virtualworlds connected with popular science fiction—specifically, with StarWars and Star Trek—that have been inhabited for over a decade bycomputer gamers. The Star Wars and St…

  • Computer Simulations of Space Societies

    Computer Simulations of Space Societies
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319905594

    At the intersection of astronautics, computer science, and social science, this book introduces the challenges and insights associated with computer simulation of human society in outer space, and of the dynamics of terrestrial enthusiasm for space…

  • The Sociology of Religious Movements

    The Sociology of Religious Movements
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415912020

    Explaining how religion and society transform each other, this book explores such movements as Holiness, Adventism, religious communes, Satanism, New Age and democratization. The Sociology of Religious Movements is the culmination of work begun in T…

  • Cultural Science

    Cultural Science
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781951527587

    In our time of great and uncertain change, business, government, and education must partner in many forms of technical and cultural convergence–for the benefit of both human welfare and economic recovery. This innovative book explores the new…

  • The Meaning and Value of Spaceflight

    The Meaning and Value of Spaceflight
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319381060

    This book presents the most serious and comprehensive study, by far, of American public perceptions about the meaning of space exploration, analyzing vast troves of questionnaire data collected by many researchers and polling firms over a span of si…

  • Online Multiplayer Games

    Online Multiplayer Games
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781608451425

    This lecture introduces fundamental principles of online multiplayer games, primarily massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), suitable for students and faculty interested both in designing games and in doing research on them. The…

  • Computer Simulations of Space Societies

    Computer Simulations of Space Societies
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783030080426

    At the intersection of astronautics, computer science, and social science, this book introduces the challenges and insights associated with computer simulation of human society in outer space, and of the dynamics of terrestrial enthusiasm for space…

  • Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence

    Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319070513

    Scientists and engineers have long been aware of the tension between narrow specialization and multidisciplinary cooperation, but now a major transformation is in process that will require technical fields to combine far more effectively than former…

  • Across the Secular Abyss

    Across the Secular Abyss
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780739116784

    Across the Secular Abyss explains the cultural chasm we currently face, with a traditional religion-based society behind us, and an as-yet unknown secular society ahead. For over a century, scholars, social scientists, and policy makers have debated…

  • Dimensions of Science Fiction

    Dimensions of Science Fiction
    av Co-Director William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674734968

  • Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance

    Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781402012549

    M. C. Roco and W.S. Bainbridge In the early decades of the 21st century, concentrated efforts can unify science based on the unity of nature, thereby advancing the combination of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and new technol…

  • The Social Structure of Online Communities

    The Social Structure of Online Communities
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781108499132

    With great potential benefit and possible harm, online social media platforms are transforming human society. Based on decades of deep exploration, distinguished scholar William Sims Bainbridge surveys our complex virtual society, harvesting insight…

  • Virtual Local Manufacturing Communities

    Virtual Local Manufacturing Communities
    av William Sims Bainbridge

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781948580748

    Distributed manufacturing offers the promise of bringing jobs back to local communities, producing goods that are personalized or harmonize with distinctive cultures, and thereby reversing significant aspects of the globalization that has dominated…