Written for the non-technical reader who wants to keep up with the latest developments, the book identifies the positive and negative aspects of virtual reality and the psychological, moral, social, criminal, political, religious, economic and legal implications that will arise from its development.;The authors look at the technology - at what has been developed and what is in the pipeline for the near future and beyond. Uses, from the workplace, to education, to the military and medical establishments and in the wilder shores of recreation are visited and their consequences examined.;Barrie Sherman is a lecturer, journalist and writer who has published work in "The Times", "TES", "Guardian", "Today", "New Statesmen" and contributed to television documentaries. Phil Judkins is Managing Director of Group Management Services for the Provincial Group PLC.