Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Dream Master (He Who Shapes)
by Roger Zelazny
In this fictional future, overpopulation and technology have produced suffering even though most live in reasonable physical comfort. Psychotherapy is enhanced through the use of technology. The novella He Who Shapes won the Nebula Award in 1966.
(The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas
and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:
SenseCam Seems To Help Dementia Patients
The SenseCam appears to be of use to at least some patients.
Therapists Plan World Of Warcraft Raid
Interesting proposal to have mental health professionals enter the game and attempt to work with players while online.
Shrink Wrapped Psychiatric Help For Avatars
Short video presents an interesting case for the therapist; Second Life avatars have complicated presentations for the therapist.
'Virtual Iraq' Therapy For PTSD
This program allows the therapist to return someone suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to the scene of the trauma, for healing.
ViconRevue Records Every Minute of Your Life
The SenseCam will be produced commercially by a UK company
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy For Iraq Vets
Extensive study now being done on the uses of virtual reality in combatting PTSD in returning veterans.
Can Virtual Reality help People Cope With Pain?
Research is promising.
Can Lucid Dreaming Improve Physical Skills?
Attention dreamers! Lie down and start training.
Rat Dreams Manipulated By Scientists
'Render freed his arm and lifted off his crown of Medusa-hair leads and microminiature circuitry...'
Oculus Rift Combats Battlefield Trauma
Virtual reality could soften the blow of real reality.
Virtual Reality Therapy Helps Patients With Depression
Entering the virtual reality dreams of patients.
Ubiquiti FrontRow Camera Records Your Life
Why be choosy? Just upload your whole life to the Internet, and be done with it.
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